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Originally posted by links234
A full 2% of Floridian welfare recipients, or about 2000 people won't be getting state benefits.
With roughly 100,000 recipients forced to pay for their screening costing $30 the companies in charge of the screening (particularly Mr. Governor's business) will rake in $3 million. He did however, manage to save the state $98,000 of the $138 million the program costs.
Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results
ETA: I feel the need to add that I don't support this policy in the slightest, it's absurd and the results fly in the face of those who wholeheartedly believe that those on welfare are the 'scum' of the earth just taking tax payer money and using it to buy drugs instead of food or pay their bills. Good job Rick Scott, you saved your state $100,000 a year and increased your bank account by $3 million.edit on 28-8-2011 by links234 because: More thoughts.edit on 8/28/2011 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sphota
My issue is that not only did he not save the state money, he actually ended up costing it more! Because now the state has to reimburse those 98,000 Floridians for their $30 each drug test. Let's not forget that the company (did Scott divest himself or sign it over to his wife again???).
So, the private company made money, the 980,000 who either don't use drugs or had enough gumption to stop for a bit and let it leave their system were hassled with a pre-payment they may not have easily been able to make (what if you have no job, where's that $30 gonna come from???), and in the end, the state paid out nearly $3,000,000...
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
many things like shrooms and lsd don't show up on drug tests. for those taking marijuana, if the date of the test is known, you can get it out of your system, then resume afterwards.
i knew several people who told me they would get unemployment/welfare checks and deal drugs.
people should be tested, but the tests should be random and require the person to get tested within three days or something.
as for administering the actual test, someone should have to watch them urinate to make sure they aren't using fake piss.
i worked on a powerplant, and more than half the people there did some form of drug. random tests were given every week, and most passed because no one physically watched.
Conservatives hate social programs.
UNLESS they can profit off of them!