Wednesday, December 3, 2014

11th Says No Drug Testing Welfare Recipients!


God I hate Governor Scott and his pandering, humiliating idea that all welfare cheats recipients have to be drug-tested just because they're the poors and we're the government:
On this record, the State has failed to meet its burden of establishing a substantial special need to drug test all TANF applicants without any suspicion. Even viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party, the State has not demonstrated a more prevalent, unique, or different drug problem among TANF applicants than in the general population. The ordinary government interests claimed in this case are nothing like the narrow category of special needs that justify blanket drug testing of railroad workers, certain federal Customs employees involved in drug interdiction or who carry firearms, or students who participate in extracurricular activities because those programs involve “surpassing safety interests,” Skinner v. Railway Labor Execs. Ass’n, 489 U.S. 602, 634 (1989), or “close supervision of school children,” Vernonia Sch. Dist. 47J v. Acton, 515 U.S. 646, 655 (1995) (quoting New Jersey v. T.L.O., 469 U.S. 325, 339 (1985)).
Bullies and jerks (yet he was reelected!).

Now I'm in a bad mood again.

2 comments:

Godwhacker said...

Drug testing welfare recipients is a solution in search of a problem. It's pointless because drugs are in and out of your system too fast, unless it's pot. So the crack heads run free while the pot smokers are punished.

Anonymous said...

In a bad mood, SFL? Hmm, I'm sure a little 'Bolero' would put a smile on your face. :)