For anyone that missed this Thursday, The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi went on location in Florida to speak to former Navy vet, Luis Lebron, who refused to be drug tested as part of the state's new requirement for all welfare recipients to submit
For anyone that missed this Thursday, The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi went on location in Florida to speak to former Navy vet, Luis Lebron, who refused to be drug tested as part of the state's new requirement for all welfare recipients to submit to the tests in order to collect their benefits.
As usual, we've got the comedians doing a better job of showing how utterly wasteful and hypocritical the new law is, with Mandvi turning the tables on both State Rep. Scott Plakon and Gov. Rick Scott, by attempting unsuccessfully to get both of them to submit to the same tests they're demanding from those living in poverty in their state.
Mandvi also hit Plakon for the fact that their program is actually costing the state more money than it saves. Once again, it's score one for The Daily Show and the writers over at Comedy Central who are doing their jobs as the court jesters making a mockery of these politicians, who sadly don't get the same scorn or scrutiny from the talking heads and pundits on the corporate "news" channels.
Sometimes I have to wonder what Florida Gov. Rick Scott is smoking. Maybe it's time we started drug-testing politicians!
TALLAHASSEE -- Since the state began testing welfare applicants for drugs in July, about 2 percent have tested positive, Read more...
As Rachel Maddow explained here, in states from Michigan, to Missouri to Florida, Republicans have been doing everything in their power to make their states as unresponsive to the needs of the poor and the unemployed as possible and to make sure the economy in their states do not improve in the process. But Florida Governor Rick Scott has managed to take that to a new low with a bill to drug test welfare recipients