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Old 08-24-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: around racist white people
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http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/20...res-ar-252458/

Lol 96% clean.

Rick scum just made a crap load of money off the back of gullible conservatives who drank the Kool Aid.

Pat yourself on the back for standing up for the rich.



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Old 08-24-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Don't call him a fraud until you understand what "Fiscal conservatism", something hijacked by the right wingers, entails. It means that if you spend more to control social issues while the tax payer money is channeled to "friends" (if not just family or self), you're being fiscally conservative.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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ha so these tea party "fiscal" conservatives will probably end up costing the state even more money after the cost of implementing the program, training staff, and paying for all the drug tests.

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:50 AM
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Well, let us study the article some.

The program started in mid July. The article claims that, to date, some 1,000 people have taken the drug test, of which some 2 percent failed.

Now, if there were a total of 1,000 welfare recipients in the state of Florida, then I would agree: waste of money.

However, the program just began. I suspect that, at first, only the truly 'clean' people will step forward to take the drug test. As the months wear on, and more 'have' to take the test to continue their welfare, we will probably see an up-tick in the number of failures.

I think that a good year must pass before results may be properly reviewed and considered.

Of course, it is never too early to start harping about something one is against, anyway.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Punishing the poor. How hard is it to **** in a jar? I get tested regularly through work. Maybe it will give that 30 people (so far) a month an incentive to fix their substance abuse problem.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: around racist white people
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Well, let us study the article some.

The program started in mid July. The article claims that, to date, some 1,000 people have taken the drug test, of which some 2 percent failed.

Now, if there were a total of 1,000 welfare recipients in the state of Florida, then I would agree: waste of money.

However, the program just began. I suspect that, at first, only the truly 'clean' people will step forward to take the drug test. As the months wear on, and more 'have' to take the test to continue their welfare, we will probably see an up-tick in the number of failures.

I think that a good year must pass before results may be properly reviewed and considered.

Of course, it is never too early to start harping about something one is against, anyway.
Yeah....

A bunch of single moms with no dad around will have time to smoke and get high right? I mean they can just take the government cheese and drop the kid over at jaunita momma daddy homeboy crib and go out for the night right?

No...

These single welfare receipts aren't getting high, they're trying to survive.

You, like many on the right believe anything.

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Punishing the poor. How hard is it to **** in a jar? I get tested regularly through work. Maybe it will give that 30 people (so far) a month an incentive to fix their substance abuse problem.
Thank you for adding evidence to my idea of "Fiscal Conservatism".
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The law, which took effect July 1, requires applicants to pay for their own drug tests. Those who test drug-free are reimbursed by the state, and those who fail cannot receive benefits for a year.




Having begun the drug testing in mid-July, the state Department of Children and Families is still tabulating the results. But at least 1,000 welfare applicants took the drug tests through mid-August, according to the department, which expects at least 1,500 applicants to take the tests monthly.


How many are now not filing?

This is for new applicants only!


This law is working as designed.
I want to see the results of those dropped from existing roles!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Thank you for adding evidence to my idea of "Fiscal Conservatism".
I'm hardly conservative. I voted for "him" but probably won't next time. People on drugs should be given help not money to buy more drugs. If that is your def of conservative then I'll proudly wear it.

When I encounter a beggar I'll offer food not money and most reject it.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Welfare drug-testing yields 2 percent positive results | TBO.com

Lol 96% clean.

Rick scum just made a crap load of money off the back of gullible conservatives who drank the Kool Aid.

Pat yourself on the back for standing up for the rich.



So the 4% applying should get a break. That 4% of NEW applicants alone, will pay for the crap load of money, that was coming off the back of gullible conservatives who drank the Bud Lite.
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