There were 378 overdose deaths in 2016. How many of those deaths were people on some form of public assistance? If they were, taxpayers either directly or indirectly bought the drugs that killed them. Why not drug test people on public assistance, if only to ensure they get treatment for their affliction?

I guess that insidious form of censorship called “political correctness” prevents the media from investigating and reporting on the relationship between drug deaths and public assistance.

Scott Farnum

Monmouth