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Florida’s Tea Party governor Rick Scott is going to do his part to advance “limited government” by making it mandatory for welfare recipients to be drug tested.
Parents who test positive must designate another adult to receive benefits on behalf of their children.
HB 353 requires all adult recipients of federal cash benefits — the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program — to pay for the tests, which are typically around $35. The screen would be for all controlled substances and applicants would have to disclose any legal prescriptions.
Among the companies that stand to benefit from the bill is Solantic, a chain of urgent-care clinics aimed at providing emergency services to walk-in customers. The Florida governor founded Solantic in 2001, only a few years after he resigned as the CEO of hospital giant Columbia/HCA amid a massive Medicare fraud scandal. In January, according to the Palm Beach Post, he transferred his $62 million stake in Solantic to his wife, Ann Scott, a homemaker involved in various charitable organizations.
Among the services that Solantic offers: drug testing.
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
Wow. How sad for the welfare recipients.
Heres some money, but don't buy drugs with it.
Here's a noble idea, quit sucking on the governments tit.
Originally posted by catwhoknowsplusone
reply to post by thehoneycomb
Basically, I think that people on welfare are entitled to everything everyone else has, and that no-one can be their judge.
It is a hard road in this world - some people make it, some don't.
We are not the judge.