Florida’s mini-dictator Gov. Rick Scott has signed a law that requires welfare recipients to get drug tested.
Mao has spoken, his will be done:
Controversy over the measure was heightened by Scott’s past association with a company he co-founded that operates walk-in urgent care clinics in Florida and counts drug screening among the services it provides…
In April, Scott, who had transferred his ownership interest in Solantic Corp. to a trust in his wife’s name
Clearly that has nothing to do with why he signed this State dictate. This is about protecting Americans from pot smoking Americans (since hard drugs are out of your system in a few days while pot can show up in drug tests a month later). Obviously Scott wants more people on welfare to start using meth amphetamines which are much harder to detect in drug tests.
In addition to requiring the beneficiaries of stolen loot to submit to drug testing, Scott also signed a law that protects people from abusing bath salts; by banning them:
“The chemical substances found in ‘bath salts’ constitute a significant threat to health and public safety,” the governor’s office said in a statement. “Poison control centers in Florida have reported 61 calls of ‘bath salts’ abuse, making Florida the state with the second-highest volume of calls.”
A whole 61 calls – out of 18.5 million people.
I think it’s time to call out the National Guard and arrest some bathtub producers for not adequately ensuring their bathtubs have sticky mats in them. Statistics from the year 2000 show over 341 dead from drowning in their bathtubs. Clearly the lack of sticky mats is just as dangerous at bathtub salts. But I digress.
I love the Dems response to this law:
“Governor Scott’s new drug testing law is not only an affront to families in need and detrimental to our nation’s ongoing economic recovery, it is downright unconstitutional,” – Rep. Alcee Hastings.
“[the tests] represent an extreme and illegal invasion of personal privacy.” – Rep. Corrine Brown
As opposed to laws that order a person to disclose their income under penalty of being kidnapped and imprisoned. Get it straight kiddies, one law is an invasion of privacy, while the other law is a perfectly acceptable form of social justice.