There was a story about Madonna's brother on television yesterday. In and out of drug rehab and now living on the streets. The entire time he was being interviewed, he was smoking and sounding a little drunk.And why drug test welfare recipients?
What would be the purpose of drug testing people that can't hold a job? It would just put more people living under bridges and in the forest.
There are people that suffer with all kinds of problems; that will always be the case. If someone has an addiction, giving them a drug test isn't going to "cure" it.
The alternative, is to withhold all help, which means they will need to provide somehow. That normally means breaking into homes until they get caught and they get provided with bedding in a local jail.
Do the math. Welfare that gets them by, or full time care with guards in a high security facility.
Would it be my choice? Oh heck no. But then my life has been easy. I like doing what I do, and that easily provides a living. Mainly because I like to do it.