last year, Alabama Senator Trip Pittman's legislation to strip welfare payments
from individuals that test positive for drug use is getting a second chance in
2014. All welfare recipients that have a misdemeanor drug use
conviction in the last five years must take and pass a drug test in order to
receive welfare benefits. If they fail the first test, they get a warning and
will be tested again later. If they fail the 2nd time, they lose benefits for
one year and a failure the 3rd time around will result in permanent welfare
benefit ineligibility. The good thing about this bill is that it
should discourage drug use from those who need federal assistance. If you
break the law, you shouldn't be allowed to participate in a program that is
paid by tax dollars. This legislation could go a long way in cleaning up
illegal drug abuse in Alabama from welfare recipients.
I'm Vanessa Oubre, that's "My Take" what's yours?
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