Yesterday the Michigan State Senate passed two bills - one that would require drug testing for welfare recipients, and another that would require that recipients do community service. Both of these bills seem like common sense requirements, since after all these people are taking money from hard working tax payers. Most positions within the Government require drug tests, so why not welfare recipients? The Court has said no.
Welfare recipients currently cannot be drug tested, and why not? According to the Court, because they are private citizens, we must have a reasonable suspicion. This logic though must then be applied to school bus drivers who must be drug tested. Do we have a reasonable suspicion against all school bus drivers? How about policemen? The only difference between school bus drivers and welfare recipients, besides the fact that school bus drivers take care of kids, is that welfare recipients do nothing for the check they receive from the US taxpayer.
Americans deserve to keep their money out of the hands of criminals, this is a common sense way to do so. As for community service, it makes sense to make welfare recipients do something for the paycheck that they did not earn.
These bills will proceed to the State House on Tuesday. If the House passes them, they will go on to Governor Snyder.
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