Mitt Romney says he’s in favor of laws that require drug testing for anyone who receives government assistance, as put into practice by Rick Scott in Florida and up for adoption in other states. Never mind that they actually cost more money than they save and are clearly unconstitutional.
A bill for drug testing welfare recipients has recently been on the table in Georgia, and at a campaign stop in Atlanta Mitt Romney told the NBC affiliate 11Alive that it’s an “excellent idea.”
“States will deal with drug testing with welfare recipients, but my own view it’s a great idea,” he said. “People who are receiving welfare benefits, government benefits, we should make sure they are not using the money for drugs. I think it’s an excellent idea.”
I’m okay with it under one condition: We require such testing for everyone who receives taxpayer funds, including the top executives for every company that receives a government contract or any kind of tax break or subsidy. And all legislators too. Add that requirement and the interest in drug testing magically disappears.