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Does drug testing welfare recipients cost more money than it saves?

  • According to statisics, yes, but that's the tip of the ice berg

    If drug testing people on welfare stops anyone from doing drugs it will be people who engaged in some light drug use for "partying" every now and then. People who are severely addicted to a drug aren't going to quit just so they can get welfare. And they need help the most. They need some stability in their lives to find the motivation to quit or if not to quit then still to manage to function and to get a job.

    Those who would have became addicts if they didn't stop their light partying aren't going to stop partying, they will just limit it to alcohol and become alcoholics.

  • Yes it does.

    Drug testing welfare recipients does cost more money than it saves. Also, false positives are very common with the cheaper tests. This could cause heartache to a lot of people and also use up some of the money that is allocated to the welfare fund. It is a very bad idea.

  • Yes it does

    Yes I think that drug testing welfare recipients will cost more money than it saves because it will have to drug test everyone who receives welfare benefits. Only a small percentage of those people will test positive. Because it is such a small percentage that will have their benefits disbanded, the amount of money saved will be minimal.

  • It does not.

    Drug testing welfare recipients does not cost more money than it saves. This is because drug testing is not as expensive as people make it out to be. It will save a lot of money in the long rung, spend a few dollars to get drug testing done over paying someone thousands who is using drugs.

  • Drug testing welfare recipients does not cost more money than it saves.

    It is important to make sure that welfare recipients are not using the money they receive from the government to use drugs. The government should test these people to make sure they are not abusing the system. Working taxpayers should not have to support people who use public funds to buy drugs.

  • Not if it is done right.

    No, drug testing welfare recipients will not cost more money than it saves, because there are people who will avoid even asking for welfare if they know they cannot pass their drug tests. Drug testing needs to be randomized, because people have found all kinds of ways to cheat their drug tests. One test when you first apply for benefits will not do enough.


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