Lars Larson on Drug Testing for Welfare

Eight different states around America have it right. They’ve came up with the idea we’ve been bouncing around on my talk show for the better part of about 12 years. The idea that if you sign up for public assistance””food stamps, welfare, temporary aid to needy families, whatever you want to call it””you should have to be drug tested.

Here’s the reason why. If you’ve got money for illegal drugs, you don’t need public assistance. If you’ve got illegal drugs in your system, you don’t qualify to get a job. And, if you’re not out looking for and trying to get a job, I have no interest in providing assistance to you.

I think it’s a terrific idea. Eight different states around America are considering it in their legislature. I’d like to see all fifty states pass the thing. In times like these we shouldn’t be handing out public assistance to people who have the money for drugs or have those drugs in their system.

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