Skip to comments.Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure
Posted on 06/01/2011 5:59:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.
"It's the right thing for taxpayers," Scott said after signing the measure. "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don't want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs."
Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services will be required to conduct the drug tests on adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The aid recipients would be responsible for the cost of the screening, which they would recoup in their assistance if they qualify. Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.
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this kind of thing has been talked about for years. It’s about time somebody finally did it.
That should help. Now they need to test the welfare Brats too. This will only test the Rat Vote Breeders.
Just wait until the screaming from Democrats/media/& most churches about how the poor drug addicts won’t be able to score meth now.
“Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.”
So, in essence, this legislation means nothing!
[Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children.]
That’s dumb. They’ll just get the money and give it to the crackhead anyway.
But the company Scott has a financial interest in will make money.
What if they don't know anyone who CAN pass the test?
That law will be voided with the first lawsuit. If not State, then the Federal court will most likely strike it down.
States cannot even require welfare recipients to apply for work, so how can they insist on running recipients’ personal lives?
The law looked good on paper, but no matter how well meaning, it infringes on a person’s personal life.
If we did that it NY, it would cost us MORE bucks because we would insist they join a program as a condition of receiving freebees.
That sounds like a freshman college girl I was talking to a long time ago -
“Yes, my parents HAVE to pay for my college, and NO, they can’t tell me what to do.”
Correct...the USSC ruled you cant even drug test legislators, it violates their 4th amendment rights...
and the federal courts have thrown out drug testing for welfare in michigan when it was tried...
Nope....the only people who have to pee in a cup to keep a job are the useful proles who actually work for a living and pay taxes...
Better to just end “welfare” and let charities do this type of work.
Nobody HAS to pee in a cup for employment, but Americans do seem all to willing to do so.
There was an article on drug testing a few years ago where they asked an EDS executive why they don’t require drug tests for Canadian and European employees, but they do for American employees. The answer was that the Americans put up with it, the foreigners don’t.
The state will save lots of money;o)
Exactly what I was thinking when I read the headline ... “It’s about f’ing time”.
It’s a good start, but the real issue is “Why have welfare at all?”.
These freeloaders have been riding in the wagon far too long, many of them their whole lives. I’m tired of pulling them. I have an obligation to my family PERIOD!!. Anybody else that I help is charity and it should be completely up to me who I help and who I don’t help.
This is clearly racist </sarcasm>
“What if they don’t know anyone who CAN pass the test?”
I am assuming if someone is using drugs and doesn’t pass the test, a family member can take the children. No family? A foster home. The money should then be returned since foster parents receive money to raise the kids. Not a good situation either way for the kids but it is what it is.
Do you think this law will reduce taxes?
I did’nt see that it required those currently getting welfare to be tested, only those applying for it.
All welfare recipiants should be drug tested the 3rd day of every month.