Tennessee wants to Drug Test Welfare Recipients, why not Lawmakers?

In response to a bill that would require welfare recipients in Nashville, TN to take a drug test, some lawmakers want to add politicians to the mix and submit them as well. What seems like a fair way to balance the scale could turn out to be an expensive response since drug tests (resulting in negative outcomes) are paid for by tax payers.

Those individuals with positive results (guilty of using drugs) will be held responsible for the cost of the drug test. Welfare recipients who test positive will lose their benefits.

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