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Should welfare recipients have to prove they aren't on drugs?

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Jonathan Harper
Monday November 23, 2015, 12:38 AM


Sue H.
Sunday November 22, 2015, 9:11 PM


Roro l.
Saturday November 7, 2015, 4:22 AM


Magdalena C.
Tuesday October 20, 2015, 3:07 AM

Thank you!

M.N. J.
Tuesday October 13, 2015, 9:26 PM

It literally isn't worth the costs of the program to find the very rare welfare recipient who is "on drugs."

Arizona spent $1.7 million (one point seven million dollars) in testing to save $3,500 (three thousand five hundred) in total funds they would have paid to those who failed or refused to take the test.

Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed their testing.

In Florida, where the practice was repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced that he would not submit any further appeals after the law was ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting Florida's claim, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 -- 2.67% -- tested positive for drug use."

In spite of evidence and facts, as usual, people still want to punish and humiliate welfare recipients.

Magdalena C.
Tuesday September 1, 2015, 9:29 AM

Thank you!

Nimue P.
Tuesday August 4, 2015, 1:28 AM


Nimue P.
Tuesday August 4, 2015, 1:28 AM


Nimue P.
Tuesday August 4, 2015, 1:27 AM


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Tuesday August 4, 2015, 1:26 AM


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