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