Originally Posted by 05_PSD_Erik
I think welfare should be on a restricted use card. Similar to WIC (women infants children) programs. Only certain items should be allowed. And IMHO, if you are receiving welfare and are found to have tobacco or alcohol, we reduce your welfare benefits... if you have enough cash to blow on habits, you don;t need as much from me.. but that is a whole rant all by itself....
I've been preaching that for years, along with the fact that all on welfare should be drug tested,if you can afford illegal narcotics, you don't need welfare. Plus, the welfare officials have the right to search your home at any time to see if you have tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs in your possession. If your caught, you don't get your welfare reduced, it's CUT OFF immediately.
The same goes for those in gov. housing.