Why don't we just put video cameras in the homes of everyone receiving government assistance? Or make them wear tracking collars. If you want to waste time and money, leave the system as it is.
Subscribed for stupidity.
Easy enough problem to solve. If one does not wish to be monitored for appropriate use of our money brokered by the government, then don't apply to receive it, or exit the program if already in it.
The intent of the assistance program was not to have funds traded for narcotics or for a single individual to stand in line at the grocery, sorting through the stack of 30 cards in their purse to find the best few to pay for the three carts of groceries that will be sold in the parking lot at a 100% mark up to the van loads of illegals waiting for them.
Absolutely, testing is not a fix all, but it would help to eliminate funding those who "can't" buy food for their 8 children, but can certainly find the cash to purchase meth, heroin, or crack.
The thought process suggesting that the cost of random testing would eclipse that which is currently hemorrhaging from the system is ludicrous.
For the record, I am absolutely against big government, but I am more outraged by the lackadaisical attitude of those in Washington that our money is theirs to do with what they want as a means of extending their tenure rather than using it for which it was originally intended.