Daily Show takes Florida Gov. Rick Scott to task… hilarious and eye-opening
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi took Florida Governor Rick Scott to task by asking him for a urine sample at a press conference recently. The ever-forward Mandvi disrupted the proceedings quite vociferously… asking the Gov if he wouldn’t mind taking a urine test, just you know, to make sure he can pass a drug test the same way he expects everyone who needs state assistance to do. The hilarious part, beyond Mandvi’s relentless execution, is that the joke about drug testing for welfare has so far found that less than two percent of those tested for the Florida welfare program have tested positive for ANY drug at all.
According to IBT, “The state is required to reimburse Florida residents for the cost of the $30 drug tests. Since only about 2 percent of welfare recipients have failed drug tests, the Tampa Tribune reports the state will owe between $28,800 to $43,200 in reimbursements per month, assuming 1,000 to 1,500 applicants are tested. Over a 12-month period, the state will only save $60,000, at most, on rejected welfare applicants, a puny savings for a program that state analysts have predicted will cost $178 million this fiscal year.”
Yeah, this sounds like a really worthwhile pursuit. Whether Rick can pass a drug test or not is kind of beside the point. The point is that he was just made a laughing stock on national TV for all the right reasons. Drug testing people for something they have a legal right to as citizens is unconstitutional. If you don’t agree, you’re arguing with facts, not my opinion.
Let me here from you–what do you think about Aasif Mandvi’s actions at the press conference with Rick Scott?