Saturday, August 25, 2012

Florida didn't save money by drug testing welfare recipients, data shows

Required drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits ended up costing taxpayers more than it saved and failed to curb the number of prospective applicants, data used against the state in an ongoing legal battle shows.

The findings — that only 108 of the 4,086 people who took a drug test failed

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Net loss to the state, over $45,000.

Just like the Great Connecticut Witch Hunt some years back, where a million-dollar investigation to root out Disability fraud found a whopping 6 people in the whole state who were deemed capable of working (though some may have been in remission and would later again qualify for benefits). 

The stereotypes of lazy addicts collecting government money continue to be disproven and the proof continues to be ignored.

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