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Require drug testing to receive welfare benefits

The purpose of welfare benefits is to help people who are down on their luck and in the process of searching for a new line of work. Providing money to individuals who are addicted to drugs is not a worthy cause. Welfare is supposed to be temporary and should only help those who are going to be able to one day secure another job/career in my opinion. States such as Texas are proposing legislation to have more strict over sight to make sure the money does not fall into the wrong hands.

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  • Nov 19 2012: I agree because without such strict laws people take advantage and keep collecting. I have met several people who have taken advantage and are drug users. It is disappointing that the rest of society has to support such people who are mooching off the working class to support their addictive needs.

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