posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by Brotherman
All I can say about drug testing is that Florida tried that and was quite sincere in the belief it would do what you say. It didn't and was an abject
failure in the end.
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
Now that's one loooong sentence of fail, right there. From the New York Times, no less.
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
I hate to be blunt, but this foolish 'feel good' action taken just because the polls react well and it furthers the class war paradigm is outright
insane. It was something before Florida actually went and did it (along with other settings like private schools which have gone to testing across the
board). People could wonder what the outcome might be and really suspect it would be very bad. Well, it's not working out that way and actually, one
heck of a Constitutional violation, as the
11th Courth of Appeals
No one has to sympathize with users, let alone be one to say that the track records shows that even if it were acceptable on the level of privacy and
using as criteria? It just isn't effective. Do you honestly believe only 2.6% used?
Yeah... Me either. Why waste the money busting out the few
that are too dumb to blow the walgreens level tests?