Plans To Drug Test Welfare Recipients Get Momentum

mitt romney12 243x300 Plans To Drug Test Welfare Recipients Get Momentum

Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test in order to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.

The issue has come up in the Republican presidential campaign, with front-runner Mitt Romney saying “it’s an excellent idea.”

Nearly two dozen states are considering plans this session that would make drug testing mandatory for welfare recipients, according to the National Council of State Legislatures. And Wyoming lawmakers advanced such a proposal this week.

Driving the measures is a perception that people on public assistance are misusing the funds and that cutting off their benefits would save money for tight state budgets — even as statistics have largely proved both notions untrue.

Read more at Official Wire.

Related posts:

  1. Welfare Drug Testing ©2012 Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle… Continue to Post…
  2. Obama’s Drug Of Choice: Welfare Addiction Once upon a time, people’s hands were busy putting food…

Do you have $25,000 in your IRA or 401(k)? This "Loophole" in IRS Code lets you move your savings to gold ... get this NO-COST Info Guide >

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>