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Tsarnaev family welfare benefits said to exceed $100k

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State government officials, including Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, have resisted divulging any details about the welfare benefits enjoyed by the Boston bombers and their parents.  This is an absolute outrage.  No aspect of the welfare state should be hidden from the people who pay for it, especially when the beneficiaries become terrorist bombers.


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Many state officials believe that it is necessary for welfare recepients to be drug tested in order to receive any benefits from the government. The recent Bostom bombers were know as welfare benecifiaries who eventually tried taking over the government and became terrorist bombers. The Tsarnaev family has received an estimated $100,000 from welfare benefits. Neither terrorist received the money personally, each of them have been taking the money from their parents and close family members.

 

I feel that the Bostom bomers should not have done what they did just because they were not receiving the government money they wanted to receive. They decided to attack Americans after they have received over $100,000 due to welfare benefits. Americans are selfish and lazy and should go get their own jobs!!

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Michigan House approves welfare drug testing, truancy measures - MLive.com

Michigan House approves welfare drug testing, truancy measures - MLive.com | Welfare | Scoop.it
Artesia Daily Press Michigan House approves welfare drug testing, truancy measures MLive.com The Michigan House has approved a pair of proposals that could result in some welfare recipients losing certain benefits if they flunk drug tests or have a...
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House Bill 4388 would disqualify families from the family independence program if a child within the family does not meet the school attendence requirements in certain cases. This would put into state law a policy adopted by the Department of Human Services in October. DHS has already removed a handful of families from the program due to child truancy. The bill was approved in the House by a 78-32 vote. Many people believe that this bill will help make recepients self-efficient. Many also believe that hard worked tax money should be used efficiently, not for drug usage. Only those who test positive will be required to pay for their own tests. This would result in the state spending more money than expected if more people pass than expected.

 

Not only should recepients be drug tested, their children should also have to meet the school attendence requirements. If the recepients child is not attending school on a daily basis the recepient should then have their benefits terminated until it has stopped. The benefits should be towards the child, not solely for the parents use.

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Texas And Kansas Approves Bills For Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

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The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee and Kansas House have approved bills that require drug screening welfare applicants before receiving benefits.

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Some Texas welfare recepients are soon going to be required to go through a drug test in order to receive any benefits. In March, Texas has passed a bill that will now require drug tests for all recepients to ensure that the government money they receive is not going towards drugs. The Texas government believes that this will help recepients find good jobs and receive treatment for drug usage. Anyone who fails the test will be required a mandatory job search and treatment. Out of 4,086 people who were tested in the Sunshine State, only 180 failed costing the state $45,780.

 

I feel that more states should be required to pass bills requiring all welfare recepients to be drug tested before receiving any benefits. The benefits recepients receive are to help the family get better while the adults should still be lookng for a job. Today, recepients do not look for jobs because they depend on the governments money instead of working for the things they want in life. I feel that our government needs a change before more and more people solely depend on government money.

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Drug testing welfare recipients - but what does the evidence say?

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Before jumping to conclusions and mandating drug tests for anyone receiving welfare, we should consider some of the financial repercussions.

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On April 29, 2013 Texas has passed a law that has now mandated drug tests for welfare recepients. No tax payer wants to have their hard working money spent on cocaine or any type of drug usage. An estimated $6 million of welfare benefits is spent supporting drug users. According to a report during 2007, 20 percent of TANF recipients admitted to using drugs sometime within the last year. Many of the current drug testing laws are more cost efficient than expected, but they are hoping to find a more efficient way in the near future.

 

I feel that states should spend as much money as they are able to stop welfare recepients from spending the governments money on drug usage. Once welfare recepients realize that the money they receive from the government is only for themselves and their family, tax payers will feel like their money is being spent on something useful.

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Julian Buchanan's comment, May 2, 2013 9:24 PM
In principle yes - but the drug testing companies will be laughing all the way to the bank!
As you say it's a ridiculous law.
McSpocky's comment, May 2, 2013 10:11 PM
You have that right, if passed it would be more insane profits for the pharmaceutical industry.
Chad Smith's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:21 PM

On April 29, 2013 Texas has passed a law that has now mandated drug tests for welfare recepients. No tax payer wants to have their hard working money spent on cocaine or any type of drug usage. An estimated $6 million of welfare benefits is spent supporting drug users. According to a report during 2007, 20 percent of TANF recipients admitted to using drugs sometime within the last year. Many of the current drug testing laws are more cost efficient than expected, but they are hoping to find a more efficient way in the near future.

 

I feel that states should spend as much money as they are able to stop welfare recepients from spending the governments money on drug usage. Once welfare recepients realize that the money they receive from the government is only for themselves and their family, tax payers will feel like their money is being spent on something useful.

 
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Court upholds temporary ban on drug testing Florida welfare recipients

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a temporary ban on a law requiring drug testing of Florida welfare recipients.

 

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Tuesday ruled that a lower court was right to temporarily halt enforcement of the drug-testing program. The opinion said the state of Florida hadn't shown a "substantial special need" for such mandatory drug testing.

 

Florida officials have argued that testing is necessary because it would deter drug use by those receiving welfare. Opponents say drug testing as a condition of getting welfare benefits is an unconstitutional search and seizure...

 

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Tallahassee, Florida has been considering a temporary ban on a law that requires drug testing of Florida welfare recipients. Officials in Florida argue that testing is necessary to stop drug usage from welfare recepients. While some people argue that these tests are worthless and a waste of the governments money, many more agree that this will help save the government money in the end.

 

 

 

 

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Chad Smith's comment, May 10, 2013 2:16 PM
I do not agree with the circumstances that they have in mind. No matter what, if the recipient fails the drug test the first time their benefits should automatically be terminated. If a recipient is using taxpayers money towards drug usage there is a great chance that it will be an occurrence.
Julian Buchanan's comment, May 15, 2013 8:53 PM
If its expenditure you are concerned about how would you react if they got cannabis free from a friend?
Or if they spent some of their money on TV, chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks?
Julian Buchanan's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:57 PM

Drug testing beneficiaries is flawed science, flawed economics and a breach of human rights

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Lawmakers Eye Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - whnt.com

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Lawmakers Eye Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients whnt.com According to the bill, welfare participants who have had a drug conviction within the last five years would be required to take a test, along with anyone who welfare officials...
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In Huntsville, Atlanta many lawmakers are writing a proposal that will mandate drug tests for all welfare recepients. According to the potential bill, any recepient who has been convicted for any drug usage will have to take a drug test to continue receiving benefits. Those recepients who fail two drug tests will lose all benefits for one year. Failing a third drug test would end all benefits permanently.

 

I agree with Huntsville, Georgia's idea on their proposal to pass a law that will mandate drug test for all welfare recepients. However, I do not agree with the circumstances that they have in mind. No matter what, if the recepient fails the drug test the first time their benefits should automatically be terminated. If a recepient is using taxpayers money towards drug usage there is a great chance that it will be a reoccurance.

 

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State House passes bills that stop welfare for drugs, truancy - Detroit Free Press

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State House passes bills that stop welfare for drugs, truancy
Detroit Free Press
The drug-testing bill would require people applying for or seeking an annual renewal of welfare benefits to undergo a screening by the Department of Human Services.

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The drug testing bill would require people applying for or seeking an annual renewal of welfare benefits to a screening by the Department of Human Services. If there is a suspicion that they are on drugs, they will have to undergo drug testing or they will lose benefits. Unless the person who is found positive for drugs agrees to a 90 day rehabilition program they will be kicked off of all benefits from the government. Those who test negative for drug usage will not have to pay for their test and will continue to receive benefits. This bill will cost a total of around $300,000 for the government to test all applicants. This Michigan bill passed with a result of 77-3.

 

I feel that Michigan passing this bill will decrease the amount of government spending. Unless the applicant can prove that their money is going towards beneficial items, they will be restricted from any benefits. Our government is full of non-trustworthy Americans who feel that they should not have to have a job to do the things they want to do in life. If an American truly needs government help that ALL profits should go towards the applicant and their family members.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 20, 1:48 PM

The Public Schools funding should be stopped when the Public School refuse to educate school age qualified children and investigations done by Feds.