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lhesprich
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Zanomi3
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should the government drug test before giving out food stamps

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Zanomi3
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/29/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lhesprich

Con

They shouldnt because it cost a lot and people can cheat the test
Zanomi3

Pro

I accept this debate. To keep an even amount of rounds (each getting four rounds to argue), I will let my opponent begin.

To be clear, I will be arguing that the government should drug test before giving out food stamps.
Debate Round No. 1
lhesprich

Con

lhesprich forfeited this round.
Zanomi3

Pro

I would say extend all arguments, yet we have not even begun to debate at this point in time. Therefore, I will list one or two arguments to solidify my position.

One main argument is that those paying taxes, or the money that goes towards these food stamps, are subjected to random drug testing. With this in mind, it is only fair that those who receive these food stamps be drug tested as well. Secondly, individuals who are in an addiction phase concerning drugs most likely (unless they can produce these drugs by themselves, or are in an elaborate and illegal free drug ring), they are spending copious amounts of money on these drugs. This money could instead go towards food they purchase for themselves. Knowing this, it is only logical that individuals be tested for drug use, and at that point (should a person be found under the influence of drugs) they should be assisted to be helped off of these drugs so their money can be used in a more positive way, such as purchasing their own food.
Debate Round No. 2
lhesprich

Con

lhesprich forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
lhesprich

Con

lhesprich forfeited this round.
Zanomi3

Pro

Extended again
Debate Round No. 4
lhesprich

Con

lhesprich forfeited this round.
Zanomi3

Pro

Extended one final time.

Vote Pro!
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
How about giving a drug test to any one getting free money from the government.
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