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Florida Judge Says Welfare Recipients Have More Rights Than Employed Americans

October 26, 2011
Giacomo, Godfather Politics

The state of Florida recently passed a new law requiring anyone receiving government assistance including welfare, must pass a drug test before receiving the benefits.

Since the law went into effect in mid-July, over 7,000 applicants have taken and passed the drug test, 32 took the test and failed and approximately 1,600 have refused to the test.  Applicants do not have to say why they refused, but their refusal will block them from receiving the government benefits.

Each applicant has to pay $25 to $35 to take the test.  If they pass the test, the state will reimburse them.  If they fail, they tests fees are forfeited and they lose them along with the benefits for a period of one year, unless they pass a second test.  If they fail a second drug test, they become ineligible for assistance for three years.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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