Trump administration considering drug testing for some food stamp recipients
By Luli Ortiz
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — President Donald Trump is reviewing a plan that would implement drug testing for some SNAP recipients.
Advocates said taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for recipients to fill their bodies with drugs.
Critics said the idea is a slippery slope and a waste of money.
Derrick McCray, the owner of McCray’s Backyard BBQ and local celebrity, once turned to the government for help and knows firsthand how much recipients depend on the help.
“What if they don’t get assistance? What are they going to do…robbing? Stealing? Prison population increases,” he said.