Friday, February 12, 2016

North Carolina reveals results of welfare applicant drug tests


North Carolina revealed early results on Tuesday from a round of drug tests given to those applying for or living with the help of welfare.
From the 7,600 recipients and applicants given an initial screening, social workers referred only 2% for drug testing. That amounted to 89 people excluding those who did not show up for the test. Of those 89, 21 people tested positive for drugs, representing less than 0.3% of the total number of those screened.
Social workers decide who to test based on drug history. Anyone who has used drugs in the past year or was convicted of a felony drug crime in the past three years gets tested.
If adult applicants and recipients miss an appointment or test positive for drugs, the state may cut off their benefits. Some receive reduced benefits if they have children.
Of the 21 people who tested positive for drugs, 12 of them will receive reduced benefits because they take care of children in need of support.
republicans in their efforts to deny inflate the numbers of infractions but someone should have told them someone else will come along and actually research and do the math and expose their lies that discriminate and steal the voices via their votes of American citizens..  interesting when a legitimate study is made check link