Drugs On the Dole?
If you're on the dole and you aren't on drugs, why wouldn't you want to be tested
Senator Campfield's proposal, unlike the controversial Florida law
under federal injunction, would only test for illegal and/or illicit
substances, not for prescription drugs of any kind. Because of this,
Campfield's legislation should be relatively low-cost and well worth it
in order to keep the State of Tennessee from funding someone's illegal
choices as much as it is possible to do so. Since these are
taxpayer-funded benefits, there should be no debate about the need to
keep tax money from moving into the world of illegal drugs and-for more
importantly-the current criminal underworld which deals in them which
such tax money would be (and in some cases-however small the number-certainly is) helping to fund.
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