If i have to be tested to get a job then people should have to undergo the same scrutiny to get welfare and other public assistance you use drugs, you loose your ability to get the money, food stamps, etc. Policy makers in three dozen states this year proposed drug testing for people receiving benefits like welfare, unemployment assistance, job training, food stamps and public housing such laws, which proponents say ensure that tax dollars are not being misused and critics say reinforce stereotypes about the poor, have passed in states including arizona , indiana and missouri. When you add up the 116 (who refused to go through drug screening) to the 65 people (who failed a drug test), that's 175 or 180 people no longer receiving taxpayer-funded support for illegal. The welfare system - my speech is about the welfare system, how it works, why people go on it and why some adjustments need to be made the welfare program is for anyone who needs help with money or is low on money.
Janet short, tanf supervisor for the cherokee county human services center, said she hopes people would still come in and apply for help if the government decides to drug-test welfare recipients. With florida's 2011 law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests playing out in the courts, lawmakers explored other ways to prevent people who use drugs from getting state money. Some of the people on here are really supportive of it, it makes me angry, one person on here even told me we should go the route of singapore with drug users (ie death penalty, or long time in jail) and that he'd prefer to pay more tax to have them locked up than have them on welfare. Proponents of drug testing welfare recipients or otherwise restricting their use of funds should be put to the test of explaining why that one group, among all who receive government money, should be singled out.
Disability among people receiving tanf has ramifications for supplemental security income (ssi), the nation's comprehensive means-tested program of income support for individuals with disabilities (adults and children) and the elderly. Test them all if the person receiving welfare can pay for drugs, they shouldn't be given money to buy more welfare is for a family that actually needs the money to support themselves think about this, if people that actually work for money get drug tested, someone that gets money for free should as well. People who are receiving welfare benefits, government benefits, we should make sure that they're not using those benefits to pay for drugs and i think it's an excellent idea ray suarez. Drug testing welfare recipients (and then disqualifying those who fail from collecting benefits) is an effective method for saving taxpayer money in 1986, during the administration of president.
This cut welfare rolls from 46 million families receiving cash benefits in 1996 to 21 million in 2002 and resulted in significantly more people getting jobs or participating in job-training. By drug testing all welfare recipients, the idea is that it would be easier to maintain compliance with program regulations there are some pros and cons to drug testing welfare recipients - let's take an in-depth look at the subject. Taxpayers should provide support to those in need, recipients in return should engage in responsible behavior for receiving assistance requiring welfare recipients to stop using illegal drugs is an element of a return obligation. Wisconsin gov scott walker is jumping back into the center of controversy again, this time with a proposal to drug test people receiving medicaid benefits. The minnesota court of appeals has found that people with drug convictions can't be required to undergo random drug testing indefinitely as a condition of receiving state welfare benefits.
In july 2014, tennessee began testing their welfare applicants, resulting in a whopping 1-in-800 people testing positive for illegal drugs that's less than 1% in florida, four months of drug testing revealed that only 26% of applicants tested positive (in contrast, 8% of florida's non-welfare receiving population regularly test positive. Presumably, authorities want to drug-test to identify people who are using drugs illicitly or suffering from drug abuse or dependence only 36 percent of welfare recipients satisfied screening. There's a rash spreading across america, and we need to make sure every state gets it: new legislation that forces people on welfare to be drug-tested.
Drug testing for welfare recipients the question at hand is, should recipients of welfare undergo drug testing for use of illegal drugs in order to receive their welfare checks this is one of the issues that the us congress and the us citizens have been debating for years. If scott walker has his way, poor people in wisconsin will have to undergo drug testing, one way or another last week, the republican governor forged ahead with a plan to require testing for some. The future in the future, drug testing may or may not be required for welfare recipients truly, it is up to the citizens, at large, to determine what they feel are the most important pros and cons of drug testing welfare recipients. Drug testing for missouri welfare recipients - on 30 january 2011, the missouri house of representatives passed a bill and sent it to the senate that would require drug testing for those receiving state temporary assistance for needy family (tanf) funds.
The michigan senate passed a bill wednesday that would require welfare recipients undergo drug testing if welfare recipients refuse to be tested, they would lose benefits for at least six months. A positive drug test for someone receiving welfare can be the first step to them getting help with this line of intervention it can mean that the person is able to get the counseling and substance abuse help that they need in order to turn their life around in some states, recipients of welfare funds have already taken the programs to court.
The state of florida led the way when it came to forcing welfare recipients to undergo mandatory drug testing before they could receive their benefits, even making them pay for their testing out of their own pockets. Legislators in several states want to impose drug-testing requirements on people who get welfare benefits critics say their bills are not just mean-spirited but unconstitutional. States and the federal government should drug test all people to include employees and people receiving public assistance and welfare also they should test people who get pelt grants or other grants our tax money should not be used for any illegal purpose.