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    Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges - Miami News - Riptide 2.0

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that requires all people seeking welfare take mandatory drug tests. Interestingly, it turns out Scott has a younger brother who receives welfare and seems to have a history of drug charges.

    A joint effort by our sister papers New Times Broward-Palm Beach and the Dallas Observer shows that 54-year-old Roger Scott lives in a modest two-bedroom apartment in Dallas, Texas. He doesn't work and lives off social security checks. A Roger Scott with the same birthday and personal information has been charged with numerous crimes, including drug possession.

    Roger told an Observer reporter that he's close to his governor brother but doesn't get to talk to him much.

    Governor Scott said that instituting the drug-tests-for-welfare policy would "increase personal responsibility" and "personal accountability."
    Interesting.

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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    With the way a lot of people are - it would seem as if having family in anything means you're suppose to give the utmost courtesy, help and support to whatever that it - making it easier for them and helping them out.

    He actually earns some respect from me for not letting family dictate what he supports.
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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    How nice... he is using millions of tax payer money to get his brother clean!





    you knew that would be coming eventually!
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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    How nice... he is using millions of tax payer money to get his brother clean!





    you knew that would be coming eventually!
    Yeah, because denying your repeat drug-offending brother his welfare money is a sign of nepotism.

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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    I like the policy, with one major change. I'd give them 30 days following the initial failed test to retest (and I wouldnt count marijuana). Other than that...Its a good policy. It also looks like as much as they tried to drag the family through the mud, all they found was that they are like damn near every family in existence with at least one person that is 'that guy.'

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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I like the policy, with one major change. I'd give them 30 days following the initial failed test to retest (and I wouldnt count marijuana). Other than that...Its a good policy. It also looks like as much as they tried to drag the family through the mud, all they found was that they are like damn near every family in existence with at least one person that is 'that guy.'
    Have to count any and all controlled substances - you must count marijuana until it becomes legalized . . .that's a whole nother story. Can't deny that for many people smoking some weed because it does go a long way towards them being lazy ****s and still just as undeserving of our tax-burden of support.
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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Have to count any and all controlled substances - you must count marijuana until it becomes legalized . . .that's a whole nother story. Can't deny that for many people smoking some weed because it does go a long way towards them being lazy ****s and still just as undeserving of our tax-burden of support.
    2 reasons why I wouldnt...1-if Im making the rules, I choose to legalize marijuana or at least decriminalize it, and 2-it stays markable in your system for too long and I wouldnt want an initial test to be excessive. the goal of such a program should not be punitive but curative.

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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    How nice... he is using millions of tax payer money to get his brother clean!





    you knew that would be coming eventually!
    Devious Florida Gov... signing laws in his state to get his brother in Dallas Texas clean!

    (Really Pete, do you read anything before jumping to conclusions or do you stand when you type to ease pulling **** out your ass to throw at the keyboard?
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    Re: Rick Scott's Brother Is a Welfare Recipient With a History of Drug Charges

    Okay, well..

    1. The Dallas Observer is a hack, scenester weekly rag put out by a bunch of anti-establishment, poorly educated "journalists". It also has about 4 pages worth of escort ads in the back.
    2. The correllation between Roger the social security recipient and Roger the drug user is a shared name and birthdate??
    3. The guy attests he is Scott's brother and we just roll with that?
    4. Why does it matter? Perhaps this guy is Scott's brother, and a SS-receiving drug user. We have no idea how Scott feels about his brother, and it could very well be he doesn't support such activity, and his brother was the inspiration for the law.
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