And a $20 drug test is laughable; it can’t be a very good test. Plus, there are all kinds of ways to beat a piss test. Florida and Kentucky went in the hole $5.4 million combined — a brilliant use of taxpayer money. In fact, a Florida federal judge ordered Florida to cease, as results didn’t justify the cost.
Twenty-nine out of 1,300 welfare applicants testing positive for drugs is laughable (News, Peter Wright, “Getting testy,” July 3, Oklahoma Gazette). State Sen. David Holt says that makes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families more successful.
Of course, he has to say results are in line with what he expected. Bullshit. He had no idea what the results would be. And they are puny at that, yet he can’t admit that, as it would make his testing bill look a terrible waste of taxpayer money. It could be better used funding education. Why don’t we also test all our legislators who are paid by our tax money?
—Phil Grove, Tulsa