Friday, August 26, 2011

Rick Scott Take the Piss Out of Florida

I must add... I have several friends in Florida, and across the South, who argued relentlessly for this policy! I am UBER excited to share this article with them! (I'm excited to use the hip word UBER, too) Dee :)
By Adam Weinstein of Mother Jones

Florida's neophyte Republican governor, tea-party-friendly Rick Scott, signed a bill back in June requiring the state's welfare recipients to undergo drug-testing urinalysis before collecting their monthly assistance check of around $241-to-$303. The measure, he said, would save taxpayer money by barring drug addicts from getting the dole. "Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare,"he said.

Florida's welfare recipients are proving that Scott's assumption wasn't worth a warm bucket of pee. Now, the state is effectively being forced to pay for 11.5 gallons of welfare applicants' drug-free urine every month, to the tune of around $34,000.

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