It's not "96% of welfare recipients" it's 96% of NEW applicants and does not take into account the countless people already on welfare and other social programs and only those that applied in the last few weeks since the program was implemented were tested, yes it does state that eventually everyone will be tested but just in the beginning of the program it has already saved Florida tax payers money. (It's exactly one of the things Gov Rick Scott promised it would do)
And secondly, I don't agree with Rick Scott on this or any politician that wants to drug test U.S. citizens. The Government getting into the business of drug testing private citizens is IMO a very slippery slope not to mention I think unconstitutional.
Don't get me wrong I also think the government needs to get out of the welfare program also. "Social Programs" like welfare should be handled by non profit organization's and churches (with a a little and I mean little local government over-sight)at a local level which will help eliminate the huge amounts of waste and fraud that tends to happen with programs like this while individually helping people who truly do need help.
And on a personal note......
Joph said this:
Well ****... Now what is Thiefx going to make his weekly whine post about? Way to steal his thunder.
I don't hang out in here much (I know you do and you think that's normal behavior) and I had never posted in this thread until now but I am apparently on your mind at least to the point where you sit at home thinking about me and to be honest I find that a little creepy.
So I am asking that everyone who reads this thread to please take note of this and if I ever turn up missing please give the police a starting point for whose backyard they should start looking in for my body.
Now if you will excuse me I'm gonna go make sure my doors and windows are locked.