Florida’s governor Rick Scott has recently called for the drug-testing of welfare recipients, forcing parents found with traces of marijuana, cocaine, or heroin off the dole. Scott said on CNN, “Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare and the bottom line is, if they’re not using drugs, it’s not an issue.”
His statement was backed by government research dating back to 1999, however Utah’s program of drug testing has caught 12 people out of 466 or 2.5% of those tested for drug use.
Florida conducted tests on over four-thousand people.
Number of drug-positive people were a little over a hundred.
Even less successful was the Arizona program nabbing one person after 87,000 tests.
Rick Scott has not been deterred by these debacles, expanding the program to interview all public employees, except for police and lawmakers, and the governor’s company would be the one conducting the tests proving that there is no success like a government-funded failure.
Rick Scott has not volunteered for the test, but he has to be on something to look the way he looks and thinks the way he does.
ps fuck the GOP.