I don’t like to get political on my blog.
But for a moment, I will.
A friend of mine on Facebook sent me a post that has been going around, she and I do discuss politics every now and then, that Florida’s Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a welfare drug-screening measure.
Sounds great for us who pay taxes right? I think so.
It’s fine for those on welfare who honestly do need it and don’t use it for drugs right? Yup.
But can you believe people are crying foul? And not just those on welfare.
“Governor Scott’s new drug testing law is not only an affront to families in need and detrimental to our nation’s ongoing economic recovery, it is downright unconstitutional,” said Rep. Alcee Hastings. (taken from http://articles.cnn.com/2011-06-01/politics/florida.welfare.drug.testing_1_drug-testing-drug-screening-tanf?_s=PM:POLITICS)
Well Rep. Hastings I would like to know, what is so unconstitutional about it? Why is requiring somebody who is requesting tax payer money to take a drug test unconstitutional? If they aren’t on drugs, they should have nothing to be afraid of. Not to mention those who pay for people usually have to pass a drug test to get that job! If people who work have to test, why not the recipients of their hard earned money?
Yes, the recipients do have to pay $42 upfront for the test out of their own pocket; however, if they pass the test that money is paid back to them in their first check. If they fail, well they better get off their butt’s and start putting applications out there.
Rep. Corrine Brown said the tests “represent an extreme and illegal invasion of personal privacy.” (From the same source.)
An illegal invasion of personal privacy? What’s illegal are those people taking the drugs! They are wasting state money on drugs instead of feeding their children or buying them clothes! That’s what’s illegal, disgusting and horrible! How can you, as a politician, okay that’s why, sit there and defend these scum bags? Yeah, scum bags. (no I’m not talking about those who do need help, don’t abuse the system and aren’t on drugs. If you don’t do drugs you’re not a junkie.). The junkie waste of society.
I must say, when is Pennsylvania going to start drug testing? For those of us who are tax paying citizens it would be nice to know that our hard-earned money is going where it is supposed to, feeding the hungry and making sure that the families in need are being taken care of. Not to another needle in a junkies arm, another joint in their mouth, or more crack on the table.
Yes, I am anti-drugs.
Yes, I am for drug testing.
And I hope Governor Scott’s boldness travels north quickly. Kudos to you Florida for taking the brave, bold first steps!