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Should we be drug testing food stamp recipients?

Originally aired: Thursday, April 12, 2018

President Trump's administration is considering a proposal that would allow some states to require food stamp recipients to be drug tested. The plan would apply mostly to people who are able-bodied, without dependents and applying for some specialized jobs, according to an official familiar with the proposal. That official reported that around 5 percent of food stamp recipients would be affected. This sort of proposal isn't entirely new for the GOP. In 2015, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sued the USDA for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. What do you think? Should we be drug testing food stamp recipients? Alex Kirry and Spencer Hall guest-hosted this episode. The JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don't forget to review and subscribe to the JayMac Mac News Show podcast on iTunes. Or follow Jay on Twitter and Instagram @JayMacNewsShow or on Facebook at