(US) An inane, money-eating sham: Drug tests for welfare a huge failure

Plenty of politicians have been guilty of flip-flopping, but if there’s one idea to which many hold, it’s that people on welfare are a bunch of lazy drug addicts. Most recently, the House approved an amendment to the Farm Bill that allows states to drug test those receiving food stamps, with the notion that this would save money and waste by preventing recipients from using the assistance on illegal substances.

If we’re curious about how drug testing programs work out, we have plenty of test cases, and the data is in. The verdict: plans like these are inane, wasteful, and discriminatory.
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