North Carolina reveals results of welfare applicant drug tests
North Carolina revealed early results from a round of drug tests given to those applying for or living with the help of welfare.
Less than 0.3% of the total number of those screened had drugs in their system. Oh… and the people tested were those who used drugs in the past year or was convicted of a felony drug crime in the past three years. I'm sure the number would have been much less had they given the test without regard to prior drug use.
Jim Ingram says
they really could tell us how much it costs to catch 21 drug users in North Carolina that are not members of the General Assembly.
Paul Spoerry says
And a more accurate counting would have been to NOT specifically target prior drug users (who of course will have a higher rate of rebound/use than a non-prior drug user).
Roy Lingenfelter says
Or what the hell that has to do with needing assistance. I know plenty of people who do not get aid that would fail a drug test.