I guess a law was just passed for this. Opinions? Will this spread to other states?
I admittedly don’t follow the news very well, most of what I see for news is on my yahoo homepage, although I saw this via a Facebook status.
I think that this is constitutional, although many think this is a government “invasion of privacy”. I think that if they are allowed to test government employees and soldiers, just as any business can, then why shouldn’t welfare recipients have to take it if asked to submit one? If you’re getting free money from the government, I think the least you can do is submit is submit a drug test. It’s clearly only people on welfare that do drugs that will complain about this, and even if it was an invasion of privacy to people who don’t do drugs, then I don’t seen what the big deal would be for them by submitting a cup of piss to the government. I consider this a viable solution to lowering the amount of people on welfare. People who do drugs on welfare will hopefully stop, and this in turn could make it easier to get back on their feet and out of welfare. Those who continue to do drugs will be sorted out, and in turn the government can figure out who is worth helping and who is not worth helping.