Gov. Rick Scott: People on Welfare Use Drugs
Appearing on CNN, Florida Governor Rick Scott claimed that “studies” have shown that people on welfare are higher users of drugs than people who are not on welfare. When pressed to prove this statement, Scott again referred to unnamed “studies,” but provided no actual evidence.
When Scott was pressed on the potential cost of the drug-testing program, he didn’t have a firm answer, saying it will depend on how many people pass or fail the test. Scott, whose company was behind the biggest medicare fraud in U.S. history, claims that he is just trying to save Florida taxpayer money.