It’s a great start in my opinion. If I have to have a drug test to get a job and earn money, a welfare recipient should be drug-free to receive my tax dollars.
But here are the hilarious facts printed in the Raleigh N&O on 2/9/16 about the first four months of the program.
DO THE MATH!
- From August to December, 2015, there were 7,600 applicants.
- Of those, 2% were referred for drug testing (i.e. 152 applicants)
- Of that 152, 89 were tested, which means 63 were no-shows, most likely because they knew they would test positive.
- Of the 89 tested, 21 tested positive. That is a POSITIVE result 23.5% of those TESTED.
What he/she failed to mention is that the 21 positives was 23.5% OF THOSE TESTED!!! What would the numbers be if all 7,600 applicants were tested?
I hope that is coming down the road. It would be far cheaper to have every applicant pee in a cup and have that tested, than to send that same applicant money every month in perpetuity.