$381,654.45 and still counting for a doomed battle.
The people who our governor is abusing are people on welfare and state employees, both groups are the same ones his party has, for over 60 years, been trying to push back in time to before the 1940’s as the slaves to the rich, the poor and the middle class.
Two plans came to light; one to drug test people on welfare and the other to test state employees. Both were quickly challenged in court.
“stupid is as stupid does”
It means that an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid.
You are what you do.
Remember, I am not inventing this, our governor is handing this to me each day that he is in office.
How on earth did he get into office?
Rick Scott Has Spent More Than $400,000 to Test State Employees’ Urine
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wanted to drug-test state employees, and he put your money where his mouth is.
Lawyers’ bills for him — and you — to defend this proposal have come to $381,654.45, according to data from the state obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union under a Free put your money where his mouth is dom of Information Act request. That doesn’t include staff attorney time or time spent setting up the program, which was enjoined in 2011.
“The governor is spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars paying private lawyers to push the extreme idea that government can treat anyone like a suspected criminal,” said ACLU of Florida staff attorney Shalini Goel Agarwal.
The law — or actually the executive order issued by Scott — was declared illegal in 2013. This past April, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, so Scott has appealed a second time.