Pros And Cons Of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

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Should welfare recipients be required to pass a drug test in order to receive food stamps/EBT? This question has been floating around for quite some time now. As a taxpayer, I truly agree with drug testing welfare recipients. I am not against helping those in need, but I refuse to let my hard-earned money encourage the habits of someone who is most likely to use that help towards illegal drugs and other illicit activities. With that being said, I believe drug testing to receive welfare benefits can help those with a drug problem by pointing them towards treatment and not paying them until they get the help they need. In the end, requiring random drug testing would give a key motive to seek help so they can once again be healthy and support …show more content…
(Annonumous Interviewer.) I would understand those who do not or have never abused drugs could feel punished because they are consider in the same class as those with bad habits. By looking the other way though, were overlooking illegal behavior and walking passed the opportunity to turn the drug abuser’s situations around. Instead we should get abusers back on the right track and prepare get jobs, earned their money the right way and get off …show more content…
I strongly agree should be for those that fail to pass a written screening test. Required testing should be an action for all states, because hard-earned money should not excuse illegal drug use. To those who are a productive member of society are well protected and illegal drug users are punished, and to those who don’t use drugs will not have to worry about their benefits possibly being taken

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