- Apr 13, 2011
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Fiscal conservatives have done it again, proving how their values of saving money do exactly the opposite – at least for the taxpayers.
Utah’s newest war on the poor has mandated a quiz for all welfare recipients. This quiz determines if the person is likely to use drugs. If they are, then they’re required to take a drug test. Even if they test positive, they are not kicked off of the welfare program, but instead are required to enter substance abuse programs.
To date, Utah has spent over $30,000 (all taxpayer funded, remember) to quiz and test these welfare recipients. Was it worth it?
Only twelve people tested positive of the 400+ required to test…twelve.
Read more: Utah Welfare Drug Testing Results Find Only 12 Drug Users at Cost of Over $30,000
Looks like these "fiscal conservative" policies arent working out to well. Their witch hunts have failed yet again.