Drug Testing For Welfare – Test The CEO’s Too

Florida Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

July 1st 2011 a new Florida law will go into effect that will require people who receive welfare to get drug tested when they apply for federal temporary assistance.  The cost of the drug screening would fall on the individual who is applying for benefits.

However, if the individual does test positive for drugs, they can designate another individual to revieve the benefits on behalf of their children.

I know this is a great idea because taxpayers shouldn’t have to fuel a drug habit. But I see the abuse already.

Grandma or another family member is going to get a bunch of money when she is designated as the individual who gets the benefits when a family member fails a drug test.

Also, what about alcohol? Alcohol is the most abused drug in this country. There is nothing from stopping someone in Florida from cashing their welfare check and hitting the liquor store.  Plus, as taxpayers, we will pay for the treatment of someone who is abusing alcohol while on welfare.

Although the law is a great idea and I’m all for drug testing people who receive taxpayer benefits you have to think…..

Were any of the company executives from the following companies drug tested when they got billions in Federal Bailout Money??? They should have drug tested every person that works for one of these companies.

If I asked the government for a billion dollars…they would definitely think I was on drugs.

Here are some of the companies that got bailout money that should be drug tested.

AIG $40 billion

JP Morgan $25 billion

Citigroup $25 billion

Wells Fargo $25 billion

Bank of America $15 billion

Merrill Lynch $10 billion

Goldman Sachs $10 billion

Morgan Stanley $10 billion

PNC Financial Services $7.7 billion

Bank of New York Mellon $3 billion

State Street Corp $2 billion

Capital One Financial $3.55 billion

Fifth Third Bancorp $3.45 billion

Regions Financial $3.5 billion

SunTrust Banks $3.5 billion

BB&T Corp $3.1 billion

KeyCorp $2.5 billion

Comerica $2.25 billion

Marshall & Ilsley Corp $1.7 billion

Northern Trust Corp $1.5 billion

Huntington Bancshares $1.4 billion

Zions Bancorp $1.4 billion

First Horizon National $866 million

City National Corp $395 million

Valley National Bancorp $330 million

UCBH Holdings Inc $298 million

Umpqua Holdings Corp $214 million

Washington Federal $200 million

First Niagara Financial $186 million

HF Financial Corp $25 million

Bank of Commerce $17 million

TOTAL: $203.08 billion

 

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