State Senator Doug Jackson wants to end welfare benefits to drug addicts. This is one of those things that sounds good, except for that drug addicts are, by definition, addicted to drugs. If their own desire to quit using drugs, their knowledge of the hurt their addiction is bringing their loved ones, and their own fear of getting caught is not enough to keep them from using, the threat of getting kicked off welfare if they get caught and convicted of a drug offense isn’t going to be enough to keep them off of drugs either.
And what happens to their kids?
And do you think Jackson has looked into how many partners of drug addicts end up in trouble with the law, because there are drugs which they don’t use, in the house?
This is awesome grandstanding, but it will have some devastating effects on families in Tennessee.