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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    A Florida law requiring people seeking welfare benfits to take a drug test has been blocked by a US federal court.

    The judge ruled that the law was unconstitutional and infringes a ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.

    Since the law was introduced in July, nearly 1,600 people have refused to take the test, according to reports.

    Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families scheme those who pass receive $180 (£113) a month, while a family of four receives $364 a month.

    While 32 people have failed the test, some 7,000 have passed since the testing began in mid-July, the Associated Press reports......

    Judge Mary Scriven ruled on a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Luis Lebron, a 35-year-old Navy veteran and single father who applied for the welfare benefits but would not take the drugs test. He applied for benefits while attending university and cares for his four-year-old son and disabled mother./QUOTE]

    BBC News - Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Guess this is finally going to start winding its way toward the SCOTUS.
    I somewhat doubt that this will actually go to the SCOTUS.

    However, I think this law wastes more taxpayer money than it seeks to save.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I haven't checked this out yet, but it appeared in a google search and I thoughtthe similarity to your post was worth noting

    More Americans living in poverty in 2010 than since 1950s: Census | TopNews
    Definition of poverty has also changed.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Or if you're a huge corporation and get a lot of subsidies and/or tax write offs. They don't make you pee for that one either.
    Since when does a real libertarian believe it's the Government's money? Of course the key word is 'real'.
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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Ironically, most drugs are out of the system in a couple of days. A crack head can go in clean in less than a few days, while someone who smokes pot has it in their system for up to two months.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    As a career tractor trailer driver, who has underwent random testing my entire career, as well as in the Army, I say if you can't test the freeloaders, then you can't test me either. Won't that make you feel safe on the highway....be sure to wave as you pass....heh, heh....

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    Re: Florida welfare benefit drug test law blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As a career tractor trailer driver, who has underwent random testing my entire career, as well as in the Army, I say if you can't test the freeloaders, then you can't test me either. Won't that make you feel safe on the highway....be sure to wave as you pass....heh, heh....

    j-mac
    As that driver, though, it's not uncle sam making you pee in a cup, it's the people you work for.

    But wait...if you are a private contractor, do you still have to do pee tests? If so, that would be state or federally mandated, right?

    Either way, honestly, I don't believe you should have to take a drug test, I really don't. Fact is, it's what you do while AT WORK that I care about. If you get high at home, what do I care, so long as it does not affect your ability to do you r job safely and well...
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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