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People receiving TANF and SNAP welfare must pass drug tests

People receiving TANF and SNAP welfare must pass drug tests

Cora Sutherland

January 28, 2014

The reality is that welfare is an umbrella term covering multiple forms of social assistance subsidies, including Social Security and Medicare. A handful of states require drug testing/screening for social assistance applicants. However, all recipients of federal assistance through TANF and SNAP should be requi...

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Adam Johnson

November 5, 2013

Drive into any major city. Look out the window. What one sees there is the reason that a government food stamps program exists. However, this program has become bloated far past its means and must be cut. The first US food stamp program, enacted in 1939, was very effective. The first head of the program...

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