Welfare Drugs and Droopy Pants!
Florida lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill yesterday
that requires welfare applicants to take a drug test. Gov.
Scott is expected to sign the bill into law.
If the applicant fails the drug test, no public assistance
will be forthcoming.
Proponents for the bill said the purpose of the testing is
to encourage recipients for get off or stay off drugs, and
to insure that taxpayer money is not buying narcotics.
Also, that the bill is only fair because most taxpayers
are required to pass drug tests at their places of
Opponents of the bill say that it is too far-reaching, and
only those applicants suspected of drug abuse or with
a history of drug abuse should be required to be tested.
As a former employee of the transportation industry,
where I was subject to a random urine test at any time
I was on duty, I believe the law is not only fair, but
should be stronger. Applicants can remain drug fee
long enough to pass the drug test, and then return to
drug use once they’ve passed the test. In my opinion,
the law should include random testing for all recipients.
In the meantime, though, this new bill is a step in the
right direction, and I hope Gov. Scott acts swiftly to
sign it into law.
A second Florida bill that was passed and is waiting
for the Govenor’s signature is aimed at prohibiting
students from wearing baggy pants to public schools.
Specifically, the law (nicknamed the ‘droopy pants’
law) requires that public school boards adopt dress
code policies that prohibit clothes that “expose
underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar
Now, if only they could come up with a plan to keep
these bozos out of Walmart. I’m always fighting
the temptation to go up to them and tell them how
stupid they look.