Utah just saved $369 THOUSAND dollars on their food insurance by….pissing on the soul of our legal system.
BUT DUDE! Close to $400K, and it only cost $30-40,000!
Yeah, $400k in savings. Which if you stop to do the math can’t amount to more than a few hundred people. Which is a drop in the proverbial bucket. Untold thousands of drug-free, law-abiding citizens were treated as guilty until proven innocent so that they could continue to feed and shelter themselves. People who, for whatever reason, are dependent on the kindness of their neighbors to survive, and now those neighbors are treating them like criminals. Of the few hundred who opted out, who’s to say how many of them were on illegal drugs, and how many did so for the sake of dignity? I’ve met a lot of people who apparently don’t give a second thought to pissing in a cup and handing it to a complete stranger, but let’s be generous and say only 50 opted out for dignity’s sake. I still don’t think it’s a fair trade. I think it’s unconstitutional to require a drug test for any but a very short list of professions, ones that involve national security or public safety where the use of said drugs would be dangerous to others. Aside from that, it’s none of anyone’s business either way.
I would rather know that 1/1000 gets away with abusing the system than allow that system to be used to circumvent Due Process on a massive scale. FOR A FISHING TRIP NO LESS! Make no mistake; this was a gamble. It could just as easily have been a near-total bust and then they’d be trying to downplay how big a waste those tens-of-thousands of dollars were.
What happened, freedom-loving patriots? Honor used to be worth more than money in this country.
Fuck Utah and fuck McKitrick for framing this as justified.