Rick Scott: Doing his part to make sure poor people stay poor.
If you test positive for drugs, you would have to complete a drug abuse program in order to receive benefits, while clean applicants would be reimbursed the cost of the test.
The ACLU, as well as poverty advocates, have criticized this legislation as an attack on poor Floridians. Some view it as the state treating laid-off personnel like criminals, while some question whether this is a violation of privacy.
Right. Because people applying for unemployment can really afford a drug test. Plus, who is paying for the drug abuse program? The state, or the affected poor people?