Fast Focus 'Should drug testing be required for welfare recipients?' Strict testing

March 3, 2013 

Yes, it should be.

Many taxpayers, myself included, are subjected to drug testing as a condition of continued employment. Since our tax dollars are being spent to fund welfare, it is only fair that the recipients be subjected to stringent drug testing -- not simply a urine test, but a hair follicle test. The hair follicle test detects drug usage 6 months previous and can't be faked or compromised.

-- PAUL B. HALE, Kennewick

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