Should Welfare Be Mandatory Drug Testing? Essay

1277 Words Jun 1st, 2016 null Page
In America it’s estimated that 35.4% of the population are receiving welfare. Welfare is financial support given to people whether it be money to cover medical expenses or to buy food. Welfare helps with everyday necessities, there is more than just one type of welfare, they have multiple branches set up to help as many people as possible.The main argument is if the people receiving the government’s financial support should have to succumb to mandatory drug testing. People on welfare shouldn’t have to submit to drug testing; most of them are already working where they would be getting drug tested prior to applying for welfare.
Welfare is set up to help as many people as they can branches of welfare include, SNAP/food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), tax credits for working families, and Social Security. ( welfareinfo.org) The argument stems from the fact that most jobs require that you sign off on the fact that you’re legally obligated to be submitted to a drug test and off of the idea that the majority of people that are on welfare are abusing it or are criminals and don’t deserve the assistance they’re receiving but in fact the people receiving welfare are just wasting the working classes money. A very common thought but in reality is a lie, is that most people receiving welfare are lazy and are just abusing the system to avoid working when in reality most recipients are hard…

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