05 Jun '11, 7am

The "LIMITED" government party ? Florida Welfare Recipients Have 2 Pay Out of Pocket For Mandatory Drug Tests. #p2 #fok

The "LIMITED" government party ? Florida Welfare Recipients Have 2 Pay Out of Pocket For Mandatory Drug Tests. #p2 #fok

may have handed over his interest in a medical company that would benefit from mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients (and by hand over, I mean give the shares to his wife), but that didn't stop him from approving a bill forcing the poor to prove they aren't on drugs to get welfare benefits. CNN.com reports: 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." Scott was previously a shareholder in a company that specializes in drug testing, before turning the shares over to his...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/welfare-recipie...

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