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NC Lawmakers Approve Drug Testing For Welfare

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers want suspicious applicants for North Carolina’s worker-training and welfare program to be drug-tested or fingerprinted. The state Senate gave the bill final legislative approval Thursday. It now goes to Gov. […]

CBS Charlotte–07/26/2013

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Poverty In America: Facts About Welfare

(CBS Charlotte) — Too often, poor Americans are judged, criticized and labeled simply because they do not make a lot of money or because they are “welfare dependent.” There are a plethora of stereotypes that […]

CBS Charlotte–06/21/2013

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Racism In America: Racism Is A Disease That Needs To Be Cured

(CBS Radio) — Racism is a thing of the past, right? In truth, racism is an issue that continues to plague our country — despite the fact that this is 2013, and the first initial […]

CBS Charlotte–05/24/2013

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NC Senate OKs Drug Testing Requirement For Welfare

Applicants for North Carolina’s cash and worker-training welfare program would have to undergo a drug test to qualify for benefits and pay for it upfront under a bill approved Monday night by the Republican-led state Senate following debate on whether such a get-tough strategy goes too far.


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NC Senate To Debate Welfare Drug Testing Bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill mandating drug testing for welfare recipients and applicants is scheduled for debate on the floor of the North Carolina Senate. The measure to be taken up Thursday would require […]

CBS Charlotte–04/18/2013

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Background Checks For Welfare Passes N.C. House

The North Carolina House has approved a bill mandating background checks for welfare recipients.


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NC To Require Criminal Background Checks On Those Seeking Welfare

Some North Carolina legislators agreed Tuesday to require county social service workers to perform criminal background checks on people seeking welfare and food stamps, but the legislation provides no money to pay for the reviews.


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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.


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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.


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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.



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