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Thread: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes, they would. But how much do think it would cost to run drug tests for everyone? There's no way the testing would catch enough people that the savings would cover it.

    And then there's the matter of having useless, jobless people on the street without their Welfare benefits. They can't just turn around and get a job if they're on drugs, so how do you think they're going to make money?
    Why can't they get a job just because they failed a piss test?

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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Bad policy. The costs would be astronomical and there would be almost no benefit whatsoever.
    I agree. I'm a firm believer in putting welfare recipients on public works programs/community service.

    There's plenty of work needed to be done in every community. That way we're at least getting some sort of return on our investment.
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    Re: States consider drug tests for welfare recipients

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    I agree. I'm a firm believer in putting welfare recipients on public works programs/community service.

    There's plenty of work needed to be done in every community. That way we're at least getting some sort of return on our investment.
    Yes, absolutely. This would also increase costs... but it would provide valuable service, both in the form of the work itself, and in the rehabilitational value of performing the work. That would be helping Welfare recipients prepare for jobs in the private sphere.

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