First, they’ll have to (bleep) in a bottle …

If Floridians want welfare, they’ve got to ditch drug use.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week  that would require welfare recipients to take a mandatory drug test. 

Applicants for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who test positive for illicit substances won’t 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.

The logic: It will make sure taxpayers aren’t subsidizing drug use. 

The legislation instantly came under a barrage of criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and several of the Sunshine State’s Democrats.

Their shout-outs: “unfair”, “invasion of privacy, “unconstitutional”. 

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Great debate on the topic on one of the news talk shows:

Person A: We don’t want to subsidize drug use.

Person B: You got no right to tell me how to spend my money.

Person A; It isn’t YOUR money.

Person B: Yes it is !

Person A: Many employers require drug-testing

Person B: Welfare ain’t no job.

That debate pretty well sums up the issue …

Source article: Daily News

2 Responses to “First, they’ll have to (bleep) in a bottle …”

  1. Chris Says:

    I’m confident in asserting that many of the same people who have an issue with drug testing welfare recipients have no issue with forcing Social Security recipients into Medicare.

  2. TK Says:

    I do have privacy concerns, but my bigger question is what problem does this solve? Seems like we are burning a lot of calories to push welfare recipients from weed to booze (and other legal drugs).

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