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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: Robert,
    I completely agree with this idea. I believe that the Federal Aid program is highly abused and taken advantage of. There should definitely be required drug testing for all who receive these benefits. These are tax dollars being wasted when the money could be used for people who really need it or other things that the country needs besides people who just want a free meal ticket.

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