Welfare drug tests: Noble effort or needless stigma?

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA — The measure was intended to promote “personal responsibility” and put an end to millions in “misused” tax dollars.

If welfare recipients expect to receive a check, warned Sunshine State lawmakers last spring, then they must submit their urine to the state and prove their bodies are clean of illegal substances.

But data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida reveals that the required drug tests saved no taxpayer money, and actually cost the state of Florida $45,780.
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Yaël Ossowski is an international consumer activist and writer. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. He is founder and editor of Devolution Review, deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center, and senior development officer for Students For Liberty. He was previously a national investigative reporter at Watchdog.org. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. He currently splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Website https://yael.ca
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