Drug Tests should be required to make a recipient eligible for Welfare

Sterile Urine CupWelfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid. In most developed countries welfare is largely provided by the government, and to a lesser extent, charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations.
The welfare state expands on this concept to include services such as universal healthcare and unemployment insurance.

In a 2011 op-ed in Forbes, Peter Ferrara stated that, “The best estimate of the cost of the 185 federal means tested Welfare programs for 2010 for the federal government alone is nearly $700 billion, up a third since 2008, according to the Heritage Foundation. Counting state spending, total Welfare spending for 2010 reached nearly $900 billion, up nearly one-fourth since 2008 (24.3%)”.[33] California, with 12% of the U.S. population, has one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients.[34]
In FY 2011, federal spending on means-tested welfare, plus state contributions to federal programs, reached $927 billion per year. Roughly half of this welfare assistance, or $462 billion went to families with children, most of which are headed by single parents.

For more information regarding historical examples of welfare, see the wikipedia page “welfare” and for some helpful articles, read the following from NPR, Washington Post, and Snopes.

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