20 Apr '12, 10am

People On Welfare Less Likely To Do Drugs Than Those With Jobs | Care2 Causes

People On Welfare Less Likely To Do Drugs Than Those With Jobs | Care2 Causes

We’ve learned a lot of really important things since Florida started drug testing those who applied for welfare benefits. We’ve learned that drug testing is for the sake of children . We’ve learned the state cares very little for the constitution. We’ve also learned that politicians don’t think they should have the same standards applied to themselves , despite the fact that they are receiving taxpayer dollars, too. Oh, and we learned that hardly any recipients were actually doing drugs. Now, Florida lawmakers are standing by their decision, despite the fact that it’s costing the state far more money to actually do the testing than it is saving in not providing benefits. But it’s totally worth it, because this wasn’t about money, it was about helping people. The New York Times reports, “‘We had to stop allowing tax dollars for anybody to buy drugs with,’ said State Represe...

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