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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 with you and the Texas State Legislature. The money should be governed more strictly and abusers of the system should no longer receive it after a certain amount of infractions have happened. What could be done is if a person has a drug addiction or possibly a gambling issue would be to have the funds available for the person to secure professional help. The funds could be controlled by an agency where they could disburse the funds to a professional counselor and the person seeking help would have food credit at the grocery store. Beer, wine and lottery tickets would not be covered by these tickets nor would they be able to sell anything to obtain cash to feed their addiction(s).

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