Friday, September 23, 2011
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.