Welfare recipients drug testing

We are big fan of when people fly in the face of the sacred cow. One of those sacred cows is welfare recipients; they can just collect and spend the money on anything. How many times have you waited behind someone in the checkout line buying name brand items while you have store brand. Then they pay with a debit card from welfare. Who steps up but Republican Governor Rick Scott who signed a bill that requires benefit recipients to undergo drug testing, how cool is that. Applicants for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, they cannot even call it welfare. These people then who test positive for illicit substances will not be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment. Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving the funds for three years. Florida taxpayers should congratulate Governor Scott as why should they subsidize drug addiction and the misuse of tax dollars. The only part of the law we are struggling with is they make the welfare candidates pay for the screening and if they pass the drug screening, they will be reimbursed for the test. We think they should have made the test free as some of the people are drug addicts but the other people are poor out of work. We know the American Civil Liberties Union are in the wings ready to fight.









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