GOP spends $178,000,000.00 to save $60,000 on Florida drug tests for welfare

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rdean, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. rdean
    Online

    rdean Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    What’s more, the Florida law is actually costing rather than saving the state money. Only 2 percent of welfare recipients actually failed the drug tests, which means Florida will reimburse the 96 percent of recipients the $30 for the drug test. Florida will now owe “about $28,800 – $43,200 monthly in reimbursements.”

    Ohio state Rep. Tim Grendell (R) said today that he will introduce legislation requiring Ohioans in need of unemployment benefits, welfare, or other government aid to take a drug test first. Patterned on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) new law, the bill, Grendell says, will force those seeking state aid “to pay for the drug tests” upfront — a payment that would only be repaid “if they pass.”

    Ohio GOP Rep. Wants Drug Tests For Anyone Who Seeks Unemployment Benefits

    Only 2 Percent of Florida Welfare Applicants Fail Drug Test

    Alabama's Republican lawmakers are pushing to require people who apply for welfare to take drug tests, like Florida just has.

    OUR VIEW: If the idea is to protect taxpayer dollars, why limit drug testing only to those who apply for welfare? | al.com

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Look at that. The idea is so bad and so stupid, other Republicans are rushing to do the SAME DAMN THING. Hilarious! And they wonder why I'm critical of Republicans. They probably had a "gut feeling". Or looked at a tree.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,792
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,810
    We all know that republicans are for personal liberty.
    It is those pesky liberals that have been responsible for all the anti drug laws and such.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  3. Lakhota
    Offline

    Lakhota Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    51,586
    Thanks Received:
    5,353
    Trophy Points:
    1,870
    Location:
    Native America
    Ratings:
    +20,076
    Sounds like the GOP needs drug testing...
     
  4. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    84,698
    Thanks Received:
    15,515
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +42,240
    "Billionaire-asshole-governor Rick Scott of Florida recently imposed mandatory drug testing on welfare applicants, arguing that people on welfare are much more likely to use drugs. Except it turns out, they're not:..."

    LOL

    Nice Article Rdeanhole
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Tank
    Offline

    Tank Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    14,610
    Thanks Received:
    1,856
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,111
    If it's keeping people of drugs, it's worth it.
     
  6. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    69,691
    Thanks Received:
    10,499
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +16,624









    Hey Sparkey! No one gives a shit why you're critical of Republicans. Deal with it. Florida is a soverign state, it's the business of the people of Florida and none of yours.. that chaps your ass donut? :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  7. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    30,006
    Thanks Received:
    4,843
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +13,541
    "Personal liberty" Where do you groucho heads get these cliches? You throw this crap out and then slink back to your hovels and watch what happens? Don't you have a rational thought that ain't connected to an inane one liner? The number is meaningless. Obama spent that much to get to Martha's Vinyard to play golf. I imagine George Soros's little army of (tax exempt) investigators is tallying up every expense of every red state as we speak. Why not tally up Wisconsin's books since the municipal unions were sent packing?
     
  8. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,792
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,810
    The extreme irony of all this is that FL has fought bringing their Oxycotin pill source for the US under control for over a decade.
     
  9. rightwinger
    Online

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    128,876
    Thanks Received:
    20,877
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +51,221
    Spending more money on tax cheats will get you more payback
     
  10. rdean
    Online

    rdean Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    How about "Tampa Bay Online"? Oops.

    Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results | TBO.com

    A 2008 study by the Office of National Drug Control Policy also showed that 8.13 percent of Floridians age 12 and up use illegal drugs.

    Newton said that's proof the drug-testing program is based on a stereotype, not hard facts.

    "This is just punishing people for being poor, which is one of our main points," he said. "We're not testing the population at-large that receives government money; we're not testing people on scholarships, or state contractors. So why these people? It's obvious-- because they're poor."

    Scott's office did not respond to a request for comment.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page