Editorial: Is Drug-Testing Welfare Recipients the Right Course of Action?

Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram - As fiscal conservatives and social advocates, we're as angry as the majority of people when we hear of welfare recipients who abuse the system, taking advantage of what should be a hand up and exploiting it for an unintended use. Read

With that being said, it would seem that drug testing welfare recipients would be worthy of support. After all, no hard-working taxpayer would want money intended to feed a family, especially children, used for illegal purposes such as drug trafficking.

So in some ways, Senate Bill 6 makes sense. It calls for drug testing about 4,000 adults who apply for cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.


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