Chain e-mail on Florida's drug testing for welfare
We fact-checked this September 2011 chain e-mail, which credits Florida with being the first to require drug testing for welfare:
Great going, Florida. You set the stage for the other 49 States to join! Kudos to Republican Governor Rick Scott for having the correctness and guts to move forward on this critical issue !
Hooray for Florida ! !
I-95 will be jammed for the next month or so........Druggies and deadbeats heading North out of Florida ..
Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!
Hooray for Florida !!!!
In signing the new law, Republican Gov. Rick Scott said, 'If Floridians want welfare, they better make sure they are drug-free.'
Applicants who test positive for illicit substances won't be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment.
Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving funds for three years!
Naturally, a few people are crying this is unconstitutional.
How is this unconstitutional ?
It's completely legal that every other working people have to pass drug tests in order to get a J-O-B which supports those on welfare!
Forward if you agree!!
Let's get Welfare back to the ones who NEED it, not those who WON'T get a JOB.....
I AGREE!!!! 100%