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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 definitely agree with this. Tax paying citizens shouldn't have to see the money set aside for welfare be places in the hands of someone who is abusing the system. Especially by using drugs, and not really attempting to better there lives. We shouldn't have to pay for others to live. Anyway, isn't this an issue being fast tracked in a lot of states right now?

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