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Drug Testing Catches Shocking Number Welfare Recipients

Utah instituted a new policy up welfare
drug testing recently and we now have data on exactly how the first year that
went so in the period between August 2012 in
July 2013 they did a number of tests actually
we’re talking specifically hear about applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program what are the
welfare programs available in Utah now during that period that we reference
there they had four thousand seven hundred and thirty applicants now based on the initial written our
response is up against gave they’ve responded to about 10 percent and said we want to follow up a new
blood test and out of those they had 12 confirmed drug users now this is the pup program
the cost about thirty one thousand dollars to institute over that period and you’ve seen their that they’ve
caught 12 people now of course some people who they
followed up with did not go because they knew they had done drugs
that’s certainly true and they believe that they’ve saved the state if you talk
about three hundred and seventy thousand dollars by not having those 247 people would think
that collecting benefits will not now be collecting benefits what
do you think about this I don’t have a major problem with this
actually the testing itself I mean if people are going to be getting
government subsidies for whatever the reason then having to be drug tested doesn’t strike
me as something that’s that intrusive I’m not huge government
program guy in the first place but if you’re getting money from the government it seems to me that they’re allowed to
know whether you doing drugs here I think my issue with it from the get-go
is it automatically reinforces a stereotype
about people who need government assistance it’s like oh you guys are all dead feature
probably doing drugs your lazy you don’t wanna work we’re gonna
drug testing so I just got I don’t like pushing that
stereotype n you know as the numbers indicate you know not that many people
are actually using drugs when they’re on welfare the vast majority of people who are on
welfare need government assistance I are working at two jobs or you know doing their best to make ends
meet but they have children you know that they have to provide you
know care for and as a result the money they’re making doesn’t stretch far
enough yes so i i just I don’t like painting
this picture above you know above welfare recipients is like these
drug use it really annoys me that’s my main problem with it as well
and we’ve seen other states have instituted measures like this or even
harsher once Florida had mandatory drug testing it wasn’t
some percentage and they found after testing everyone
over a period of time 2.6 percent tested positive for some sort of drug and I had the same problem with it that
you do I don’t understand why one word were denies it is people in
their time of need and specifically why are we demand I think this a one way
that they’re wasting their money or what you can watch as much reality TV is you
want will test for that you can drink constantly you can eat
totally unhealthy food there’s all these different vices you
can engage in but if you smoke marijuana they’re gonna cut you off now in Utah
specifically you can still get the benefits but they require that you take
some sorta drug rehab program or something like
that but why are we demonize in this one particular negative active in what if you’re abusing
pharmaceutical drugs exerting its just how how how do you draw that line you’re using alcohol yeah look you can a
new york city you can be on food stamps and you can literally by all alcohol if
you want I mean you go to Duane Reade urges the main drug store in New York
City and it says very clearly you know you BT taking here and you could just stock up on and beer
and that’s it so I i’m not defending that obviously
but that’s why I think there’s some level love this that that I’m sort of okay with I get
the idea about the stigma thing I would completely disagree with
you i think i and the problem with this on a civil liberties basis I think that
it is unreasonable search I don’t think that
there is a compelling state interest in making sure that this particular very
small very narrowly targeted group of people should be set aside for special a
special testing and special searches that’s my problem I think that the
actual issue earlier is that it is not anything is I but public about to the
money that’s going to work supporting their drug habit this is about punishing
the poor yes this is about finding additional
ways to make it that much harder for people to access the services that they are
entitled to that we have a as a nation have decided they are entitled to have access to this
assistance because you know there are not just the
people who are testing positive for drugs these people have children these people
have families these people have other folks who are depending on them to be able to access
these services so yet with when you have kids involved
as well so I have a complete and total absolutely think these are stupid I
think the idea is just to punish people

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100 thoughts on “Drug Testing Catches Shocking Number Welfare Recipients

  1. Send all back
    No more free money..free house..free food..free healthcare
    No more
    Send all back
    Lazy don't want work
    Except having babies an have America take care of illegal immigrants
    Send all back

  2. So those of us who have to drug test for a job are also assumed to do drugs? I'm for the testing…and I raised my kids on food stamps, so I'm not against it

  3. When people who WORK are required to take drug tests upon employment and randomly thereafter, it seems this is something that SHOULD be done.

  4. Goverment just in people business s spose,be free but drugs drinking bad and no one should use for that some really need cause are disable this close to end of time

  5. I get randomly drug tested at my job. Its not a stereotype to require it. I have to do it to be paid so should anybody getting money from the govt. Not unreasonable search either since they are not forced to do it. If they don't want to take the test then they don't have too but they don't receive money. If I failed a drug test (I have never used drugs) then I have people that depend on me as well so their point on that is not very thought out.

  6. I agree with these dip shits. Next time my name is drawn to take a random I'm raising hell for being stariotyped in order to keep my job pay taxes and help fund food stamps.

  7. they support free rides ,well what happen when the people paying for their rides so no , are they the bad guys or the people living off the work of others the leeches . Not all but to many are leeches who whinge and complain they cant buy Beer ,cigarettes and gamble on welfare . there has to be some accountability some where .

  8. That's the way it should be. And they should be paying for the test. If they don't want to pay they get nothing. And of course if they fail they get nothing. That's the way it should always be. Yes there are exceptions.

  9. Have any of them ever gone to the projects, NO I guarantee they haven't. I went when I lived in Oklahoma and 99% of the people there were on every drug imaginable, plus dealing drugs, and robbing people. If you can afford to buy drugs than you can buy food instead. If you can run around drunk all day doing nothing you can get a job. These people are idiots, the people who get assistance for a living are pros, they know how to manipulate the system. Like a lot of people commented on here, you have to be tested to get a job. The same should go for assistance and don't give them a heads up, do it randomly.

  10. the idea of drug testing has been around for quite awhile. when they TRIED saying they were going to test all state employees in La., it became unconstitutional because the state representatives and senators would not commit to the test. what does that tell you?

  11. Some states are cracking down; Its about time! I've seen people using food stamps with a $1000 plus I phones, designer clothes and handbags, new cars! ????? how do they get away with this?

  12. Amazing! I love it! If you cant afford your own food! And the state is or government is giving your broke ass food! Do your best to get on your feet! Dont use drugs and live off of us honest tax payers! Don't be pathetic and worthless! Do something with your life!

  13. Its a difference in government assistance n living on government money.if you can buy drugs you don't need help just stop using drugs n you'll have extra money

  14. I have to take a drug test to apply for my job, the money I earn is my money. If you can receive My Tax dollars you should have to take a drug test. If I am caught with drugs in my system I get fired and I don't earn money. If you get caught with drugs in your system you should not get the money you were given. The whole moral issue is that people that need assistant can have it but demanding that they are tested is the least they can do. This way we don't waste resource on people not trying to better them selfs. Have resources for the people that actually need it.

  15. What percent of overall applicants does the 4,730 represent? Cause if it represents 1/6 of total applicants then the number would be 76?

  16. Look when it say EBT excepted here that just mean you can buy food and drink item with it and EBT also holds the people money that is getting a welfare check for they kids

  17. The one guy on left is the only one with any common sense. The three dumbasses on the other hand are total idiots and morons. If the Working Class People has to pass a drug test to have the job to pay the taxes for the freeloaders to get then the freeloaders should have to pass a drug test as well. How damn stupid are you people

  18. Its not that new.
    If your caught your off public assistance.
    It's about time
    they should start testing every week .
    Screw the stereo type.
    Shes just saying theres very fine people who do drugs and are on social services.
    Drug testing is the best way to find thoughs that need help starting with the numbers on social services.

  19. Change the damn law where welfare bums need to be drug tested in order to receive benefits. I got to be drug tested to work to make the money and pay the taxes. So they should be drug tested to receive it. Better yet just cancel the damn welfare and food stamps for these dead Deadbeats let him get a job. I think that would be better than the drug testing for them😀😀😀😀😀

  20. As a truck driver I must piss in a cup on demand…so any dead beats out there sponging off my pay check should be held to the same tests…

  21. It is also very easy to cheat a drug test. Most places dont go in the bathroom with you a small bottle and a friends clean urine with a hand warmer to heat it to 98 degrees is all you need to pass. I guarentee 100 percent if they tested like our military does and they actually have people watch the liquid come from the body that number 12 would go up to a much larger one.

  22. Oo my congress sends BILLIONS of dollars of our tax money to other countries n I think our government employees and judges and congress EVERYONE needs DRUG TESTING EVERY day…NO TAX MONEY FOR BOOZE… Congress drunk, medicated, than come back from expensive lunch 2 hours long that tax payers pay for 🍺🍸🍹🍷drink lunch then want to do nothing productive for People. Should all be hung in FRONT LAWN OF WHITE HOUSE for HIGH TREASON…

  23. Make welfare temporary. Stop letting assholes live on it. WTF. Some people have no shame or pride. Sad and pathetic piles of shit🖕🏿

  24. Makes perfect sense, we are going to financially enable people who break the law and spend their money on drugs instead of food. Does this mean I can get food stamps if I spend my grocery money on a designer handbag. After all, I have a family and they don’t deserve to go hungry. Typical liberal rationale.

  25. I would rather give them incentives for taking birth control instead of caring if they do drugs, especially marijuana.

  26. So what you bunch of stupid idiots are saying that's its OK to use the welfare money to buy POT, SMAK, and Heron is that a fair assumption about this video?? So the kids in these families are going with out but OH wait a minute you want to stop those people who have kids but let the others keep buying the illegal drugs, right??

  27. I am a truck driver…I have to piss on command for the privilege to WORK ,to have my money stolen to feed dead beats who DONT …when in in line at the store with my cart full of bologna,mac and cheese and other po folks food,behind a hoochie mama with a cart full of steaks,450 lbs stuffed into her spandex…why the hell do I have to work???

  28. Drug tests can come back with a false positive. I didn't believe this could happen till it happened to me. My follow up test was negative and all my other tests were negative, but I will always have that black mark on my record. Instead of drug testing people in need, why don't we make the fathers pay child support and provide mothers with job training and child care? Quit punishing poor people for being poor.

  29. How dumb is this? If you`re taking drugs and on welfare you`re not working 2 jobs not even one. You stupid forking millennials the government is not your daddy or your long lost uncle.
    Drink beer on your own time if you`re drug tested and fail you get nothing why should you.
    They lay around the house and produce babies no one wants or can afford DUHHHH. You know what I say ? = Go firk yourselves you`re through forking us.

  30. You know what I want to know what happened to those trillions that where unaccounted for the day before 911 that Rumsfeld said,really u think welfare has any real impact compared the money they are wasting in the gov,I seen one thing in Congress where 20 bikes cost 70000 to refurbish not even new…wtf people are cowards they always take it out on the weak

  31. Desi there are some receptions of public benefits that do drugs and trade or sell thier benefits that tax dollars pay for even though they have children to provide for and there a better solution to this problem or crisis

  32. The problem is their getting assistance. Not trying to better themselves while getting help.
    Not work ready. When they get assistance their on a Jamaican vacation. They spend money on gold teeth, and lease a Mercedes.
    Ever see the Fat woman with three fat kids and an overloaded shopping cart. Taking more than they need.

  33. Well I have to be drug tested to earn money to give to them. Not to mention there all kinds of ways to pass a drug test

  34. there are people that have to take drug test to keep their job. so if you are getting taxpayer money why shouldn't you. so I am all for if you get welfare you should have to take a drug test.

  35. If they're part of that 'stereotype' they'll fail. If they aren't then they won't. Those who didn't test on the follow up were probably on drugs

  36. I'm sure many just never just never went…most people who know they are going to fail won't even go.

    You can't trust a party that says it's okay and normal to chop your pecker off and think you're a woman…they're teaching children this garbage.

  37. People have more kids than they can afford, just to get more welfare. People are lazy and want hand outs. No all but to many

  38. Weed is still illegal. Abusing legal drugs is legal. If you don't like being tested then get get off government programs

  39. Now anyone know there is a lot more than that. Most of them probably got someone else to pee in a cup for them. I think the biggest majority are drug users. This video show to be several years ago and they probably stop doing the test because they said your making the kids do without. I think that is a crock because these drug users are going to continue to do drugs and you will still have kids doing without because of some ratget jaw assholes are going to get the drugs one way or another. Several times I've had people over the years try to sell me food stamps for half an the dollar. I never did and it so wrong for these people doing that. It makes you want to just rack someone up side the head.

  40. If I gotta drug tested to for a job in which I must work my ass off, then the welfare leeches should too.

  41. It is very simple. Ask any taxpayer if he/she/it would like to send money to a drug addict in the family? Most would not.

  42. Driugvtest only really are effective for detecting marijuana all the ither garx or real drugs leave the system within a day or 2. It's actually ridiculous.

  43. I've been subjected to pre-hire and random drug testing since 1989 continuously for my paycheck. Same for my husband and 2 children who serve in the Air Force. I see NO problem with peeing in a cup for subsidized benefits.

  44. 12 ah.. b.s. turks full shit .they do abuse perscription meds thas just anothere part of the game free medacare get free meds. Then they sell , turn into cash . then buy there recreational drugs of choice

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