The Trib is reporting that the State Senate has voted to require Welfare (TANF) applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits. The bill made sure that if those who flunked the drug test had minor children, the children would still receive money for their welfare.
You can read my extended thoughts upon this topic here. Essentially, results have shown that this program WILL NOT save any money, so I oppose this strictly from a fiscal point of view. I get chewed out regularly by the Left for this position, but oh well. Anyways, needless to say, I am disappointed that it actually got through, because the result will only be to increase this State’s shortfall.
But most perplexing is the fact that this bill passed unanimously. Um, what? Davis, Ellis, Garcia: they all voted for it. I am not even going to pretend that I understand this, because I don’t. Garcia and Ellis are both pretty freaking liberal, and Davis spoke out against this somewhat recently.
Stranger things have happened, I suppose.