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Friday, September 23, 2011

Drug Testing

I just read an article yesterday regarding the State of Florida beginning a drug testing requirement for anyone receiving welfare benefits.  Governor Rick Scott's popularity has increased dramatically under the new law and a recent poll has 71% of Florida voters supporting the new law and 27% opposed.   Lots of challenges will occur in the form of repealing the bill and lawsuits however, Florida is off to a strong start.  Maybe the 28% who are opposed would feel differently after learning what the entitlements amount to for each recipient from both the State and the Federal Government.  I am told in Maryland, that in order to do better than an individual who is receiving the various welfare related entitlements that one would have to make greater than $14 per hour.  Let's see how many more States will follow.

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