I'm not sure what to make of the bill that the Indiana House passed requiring welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. Given the climate, it's easy to think this is motivated by the desire to punish moochers. Is the goal rather to help people get off welfare? I'm skeptical. That's just not the vibe I get these days.
Will this hurt the children of parents who decide not to go because they're not clean? What will they eat while the parents are going through some sort of training? Will this bill result in the crime rate going up?
I have no doubt that the welfare system needs reformed to where it moves people toward becoming profitable members of society. I'm just not sure that this bill will do anything but make the most desperate even more desperate. It feels like the less mature, "stick it to them," rather than the moral high ground, "rescue the perishing."