Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A new bill is set to take effect in the state of Texas in September 2009. The bill requires that all applicants undergo a mandatory drug test for food stamps. Any test that is returned positive for illegal substances or for un-prescribed prescription drugs will disqualify the candidate for food stamps, making them ineligible for 1 year.
As many more Americans are losing their jobs, there is good indication that there will be a rise in demand for food stamps. Using tax dollars to supply them, its nice to know that there will be some accountability for those who apply for them.