Rantings (and hopefully insight) of a student of social science.
I start Business School tomorrow…
In pursuit of an MBA, what’s supposed to be the beginning of the loss of my social life and possibly my sanity for the next two years.
Ah well, lets make the most out of it.
The Welfare Myth
Statistics about the welfare drug test system in Florida recently came out. Turns out only 2.6% of welfare users were caught with any type of drugs in their system. If this asserts anything, it’s that the idea that welfare users are more prone to drug addiction than the general population is entirely wrong. The idea that we need to police them more than the general population with drug testing is also wrong.
Maybe even more universally sickening than any of this is that tax payer money, yes almost $120,000 of it, went towards this program. It saved the state less than $100,000. More precisely, it saved the state $72,360 in welfare fraud. Yes, the math is correct: drug testing welfare recipients to find ways to save funding by withdrawing assistance actually cost the state of Florida more than allowing these recipients to continue to be on the program.
Not to mention a good amount of non-violent drug users were just booted off a program they desperately needed.