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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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Drug Testing the Poor?
Drug Test the Bankers Who Got Welfare!

Oct 17, 2011

In Florida, people applying for welfare have to take a drug test at their own expense in order to complete their application

Governor Rick Scott’s argument for signing the measure is that welfare recipients are more likely to use illegal drugs. But so far only 2% of those tested have come up positive, with 96% testing clean and 2% declining to complete the application process.

Governor Scott pointed out that it is “unfair to Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction. We don’t want to waste tax dollars.”

Fine. We shouldn’t “waste” tax dollars. Never mind the costs in reimbursements to applicants and administrative costs of running this stupid program.

How about all that welfare that went to bailout the banks? Drug-test all those fat bankers before they get a bailout. That would save a few trillion dollars!