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Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on Tuesday that requires benefit recipients to undergo drug testing.
Applicants for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program who test positive for illicit substances won’t be eligible for the funds for a year, or until they undergo treatment. Those who fail a second time would be banned from receiving the funds for three years.
“While there are certainly legitimate needs for public assistance, it is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” Scott said.
The American Civil Liberties Union has already spoken up about this one, claiming requiring a drug test with no suspicion is a violation of privacy.
‘This is a governor who is willing to use the power of government to intrude upon your rights in Florida,’ Mr Simon said.
Her boyfriend of six months surprised her with “Will you marry me?” written in rose petals in her bedroom and then got down on one knee to propose.
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kardashian says of the moment Humphries gave her a custom-cut 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz ring. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.”
In March, Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) pushed his idea to amend the Constitution to guarantee an iPad, Kindle or Nook for every school child in the United States. In the intervening month, something must have happened to change Rep. Jackson’s mind about Apple’s tablet device.
According to a report from Real Clear Politics, Representative Jackson is now blaming the tablet device for “eliminating thousands of American jobs.” He pins the closing of Borders and a decline in book sales at Barnes & Noble on the iPad and similar tablet devices. On the House floor on Friday, in remarks about the seeming inability of the current Congress to focus on America’s unemployment problem, the congressman stated the following:
“A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs. Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine.”
As he continued his remarks, he noted (correctly) that the iPad is manufactured in China, not in the US.
What say you American people, do you think the iPad is killing jobs in the US, or is the honorable gentleman off track?
File this under ‘probably not a good idea’. A proposal to allow students to carry guns on community colleges and universities has been passed by lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature which now puts it in the hands of the governor Jan Brewer. But don’t worry you can’t bring your gun inside the building, just to the door….
Though the Eagles didn’t have a chance to make news on the field, they made some more news off the field.
It has been revealed that President Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate the team for giving quarterback Mike Vick a second chance after the football star was jailed for dog fighting. If he wasn’t having the best comeback season ever, he is now!
President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope.