GOP bill would require drug testing for welfare

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May 10, 2011
The Nation Blog
by George Zornick  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Late last week, Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican representing a rural area of Louisiana, introduced without fanfare a bill that would require drug testing of anyone on — or applying to — the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. TANF, formerly known as welfare until Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich overhauled the program in 1996, provides cash assistance to low-income families with children." [editor's note: Frankly, this doesn't bother me all that much, since receiving largess stolen from others should at least have conditions. I'd just like it to begin with the CORPORATE welfare-queens! - SAT] (05/10/11)  

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