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MIAMI — Ushered in amid promises that it would save taxpayers money and deter drug users, a Florida law requiring drug tests for people who seek welfare benefits resulted in no direct savings, snared few drug users and had no effect on the number of applications, according to recently released state data.
From July through October in Florida — the four months when testing took place before Judge Scriven’s order — 2.6 percent of the state’s cash assistance applicants failed the drug test, or 108 of 4,086, according to the figures from the state obtained by the group. The most common reason was marijuana use. An additional 40 people canceled the tests without taking them
Because the Florida law requires that applicants who pass the test be reimbursed for the cost, an average of $30, the cost to the state was $118,140. This is more than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test, Mr. Newton said.
As a result, the testing cost the government an extra $45,780, he said.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by DocHolidaze
LOL, if I were going to work for the government, why would I make this anti-gov thread?
All I'm saying is everyone that I've ever known who has been on probation, did drugs, always ended up getting violated.
A huge portion of people (that I don't know) on probation end up getting violated for drug use
If it were so easy why is everyone failing?
Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by RealSpoke
btw most work drug tests are cheap, and most goverment ones are cheap, which makes it easy to pass, its the expensive one that u need to worry about, but even the expensive ones are passable if u have half a brain, expensive drug tests are rare, but also harder to pass.