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More "I was right and G5 was as usual, dumb" in the news

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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/drug-test-policies-end-failure

 


Remember Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) idea of mandating drug tests for welfare applicants? As we’ve discussed before, the Republican governor had a theory: the state could save money by forcing drug users to withdraw from the public-assistance system.
 
At least, that was the idea. In practice, the policy failed spectacularly – only about 2 percent of applicants tested positive, and Florida lost money when it was forced to reimburse everyone else for the cost of the drug test, plus pay for staff and administrative costs for the program.
 
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Also note, the failures of the policy extend beyond the Sunshine State. In Minnesota, state officials reported last week that the drug-testing policy is a flop: participants in Minnesota’s welfare program for low-income families “are actually far less likely to have felony drug convictions than the adult population as a whole.”
 
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“One of the biggest failures is in Missouri, where the state spent $493,000 on drug testing for this fiscal year. It received 32,511 welfare applications and referred 636 for drug testing. Only twenty came back positive, although nearly two hundred people refused to comply. But even if all 200 were drug users, that still comes to more than $2,200 per positive result, which is more expensive than the median benefit in the state.”
 
The underlying motivation for these policies seems to be an unwarranted assumption: if you’re struggling during difficult economic times, and relying on the safety net to keep your head above water, you’re probably abusing illegal drugs. If not, the theory goes, you’d find a job.

Oh and yeah Floridas law was confirmed - again - as unconstitutional, which is odd since it's supporters always whine about Obama doing unconstutional things yet repeatedly share and like those stupid Facebook memes on the matter.

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Nothing like your classy thread titles.

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your thread titles really suck

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Maybe you can make a rhyme to go along with them like the other kids do.

 

You know, Matty Matty, he's so fatty. Or something similar. That would seem to be on par.

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did g5 support this?  didn't realize.

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Ok

Once lived a guy named g5
The must clueless poster alive
He hated Obama
And lived with his mama
And all his opinions were jive

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Not surprised that a gov program spent a lot of money and had little results, it is in their DNA.

 

 

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I think a lot of people would be surprised at how many people who get any Gov assistance don't do drugs. 

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Only time a liberal cares about how much a government program costs is when a portion of their constituency is about to get cut out of free stuff. 

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That's a pretty good retort right there

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My constituency agrees

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