Re: Should welfare recipients be drug tested?
IIRC - without googling - at least two states have tried drug testing welfare recipients (Florida & Wisconsin?). The hit rate if you will was something like 0.2% which translates to a large waste of money.
- Most people who receive welfare actually work. Probably a significant portion of those employers require drug testing.
- If you kick folks off welfare for a positive drug result, where do they go?
- Check out the following article.
Here's a 4.5 minute interview with Philip Alston, the United Nations' special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Aired today.https://www.npr.org/2017/12/15/57119994 ... vulnerable