Should Welfare Recipients Be Tested for Drugs?

Want government benefits? Then you better not be on drugs. That’s the idea of legislation expected to be introduced in Ohio this week by two Republican state representatives.

Reps. Ron Maag and Tim Schaffer plan to introduce a bill that would test a pilot program in three yet-to-be-determined Ohio counties, according to The Associated Press. As part of the cash assistance application process, adults would have to take part in a screening or questionnaire that would determine if they're likely to abuse drugs. Those fitting that bill would then be tested. Benefits would not be given to those who test positive, but family members would be eligible to receive help through a third party, like a guardian, church or nonprofit organization.(Read Full Article Here)