Now this is rich! If it’s been shown to be a bad policy for welfare recipients, why the hell would anyone think it would be a good idea at the federal level for the wealthy? The US Congress, of course!
Ever since the earliest days of government benefits, when social workers would inspect the homes of welfare recipients for cleanliness, the poor have been asked to prove their worth in order to receive help from the state. Now, a Wisconsin Congresswoman is asking: Shouldn’t the wealthy have to prove their worth for all the government benefits they receive, too? Representative Gwen Moore is introducing the Top 1% Accountability Act of 2016, which would require drug testing for all tax filers claiming itemized deductions totaling over $150,000.