North Carolina started drug testing its welfare recipients and learned something

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    Vitalogy
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    North Carolina has joined a growing list of states that have spent huge sums of money to drug test welfare recipients in order to make sure they weren’t wasting government money on drugs — only to find out that they rarely use drugs.

    The state launched the program in August, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently revealed to Vox that 0.3 percent of the approximate 7,600 applicants and recipients screened for drug abuse tested positive for drug use.

    Other states have seen similar results. A mere 0.17 percent of the 39,121 applicants tested in Tennessee were found to be using illicit drugs, according to the Tennessean. In Arizona, more than 87,000 welfare recipients went through drug testing and only one person tested positive, USA Today reports.

    http://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/18/States-tested-their-welfare-recipients-and-the-results-w/21314760/

    I’d like to see mandatory drug tests for Legislators.

    #18215
    LurkingGrendel
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    Attacking the poor: Another WWJD moment brought to you by your friendly neighborhood “Christians”.

    #18217
    missing_kskd
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    Liberals everywhere: Told you so.

    #18221
    mwdxer1
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    Does this surprise me? No. It is the conservative South where they care little about the poor. Even with our faults, I am still very happy with the NW.

    #18223
    Vitalogy
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    Luckily I don’t have to pass a drug test to claim my mortgage and child deduction, which is by definition, welfare.

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