Donald Trump promised to get some work done on welfare reform.
There is no doubt the work is desperately needed.
Well, it looks like Trump is ready to take the first step toward making that promise a reality.
From Conservative Tribune:
In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported.
Under President Barack Obama, states weren’t allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, there’s a new sheriff in town — and he’s backed by a Republican-controlled Congress that, while far from perfect, is at least more likely to pass common-sense legislation like this than any legislative body under the control of people like former House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Obviously, not everyone on welfare is a leech.
But let’s be real. The current welfare status quo is unsustainable.
It doesn’t inspire you to get a job when some states pay you more in welfare than a job does.
At the very least, we should all agree that states have the right to decide whether they want to drug test or not.
That seems like a bare minimum that shouldn’t even be political.