Now a Florida legislator has proposed that random drug-testing also be applied to those receiving unemployment insurance, justifying it as a way to make state funds go further.
Florida State Senator Michael S. Bennett told Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday that with the unemployment rate in his recession-battered state running between 10% and 11%, he worries that the Unemployment Trust Fund might be exhausted.
"I wanted to ensure that people who are qualified for unemployment -- that the money would be there when they actually go down and get unemployment and that we weren't supporting the people who were not able to go to work," Bennett explained. "It was nothing against the people who were using the drugs as much as it was to ensure that the people who needed unemployment, it would be there when they got there...."
I'll give 10 seconds to guess Bennett's political party. .................... You are correct!!!! Republican.
If I were to choose some words to describe Bennett and his stupid idea, I would not be able to print them here.
Florida depends on tourism. If people do not have jobs, they don't go on vacation. Bennett needs to stop blaming the unemployed for their own job losses and look at diversifying the types of companies/employers that currently are located in Florida. However, this might take some actual work for Bennett and the do-nothing Republicans. Republicans would rather be involved in a blame game than do actual work.