Welfare Drug Testing Research Paper

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Welfare applicants should be given a drug test before receiving their welfare money. Evidence has shown that the opportunity of receiving welfare money has been abused in many cases. Many Americans are unhappy because of their tax money being given to people that do not use their money for essentials. A lot of the people that depend on welfare money are not drug users, but a lot are. It is not fair for the people that really are in need and do not spend their money on drugs. If the states started drug testing welfare applicants, more money would be given to people who really are in need of money and use their money for the things they truly need. Welfare applicants should be drug tested before receiving their money; Giving irresponsible persons welfare may lead to our tax money being wasted, separation of families, and more drug addiction.
Many Americans are complaining about their tax money being given to possible drug users and their money-that they work hard for-being wasted. Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits (US Welfare System 1). It is very unfair for people that are working and struggling for money, to have to give their money to the
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Welfare applicants should be given drug tests before receiving their benefits. It is wasting United States citizens’ tax money, separating families, and indirectly influencing drug use. If the states come together, it is possible to decrease the amount of people that apply for welfare, and also decrease the amount of drug users in the United States by taking away their welfare rights, so they will not have the extra money to spend on illegal

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