Indiana House Passes Bill Mandating Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Indiana House Passes Bill Mandating Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

I’ve always been an advocate for making welfare as unpleasant an experience as possible. I’m not talking bamboo shoots under the fingernails uncomfortable, but uncomfortable enough to make it more trouble than it’s worth. Indiana is doing that, and guarding taxpayer money at the same time:


A contentious bill to screen welfare recipients for drug abuse and limit residents to buy only “nutritional” foods with food stamps is moving forward.

State representatives voted 71-22 in favor of the bill Tuesday.

The bill would require residents who receive money from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to take a questionnaire screening for substance abuse and possibly face drug testing.

The bill also would restrict what can be bought through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Recipients only would be able to purchase foods deemed “nutritional” by the state, which state Rep. Jud McMillin of Brookville says likely would prohibit using benefits to buy candy and soda.

Meanwhile, in Colorado, they’re shooting down bills that prohibit EBT cards from being used in weed shops.

And honestly, that’s how it should be. Fifty little laboratories. If you don’t want pot heads spending your tax money at head shops, then move to Indiana.

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Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

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