Don’t tread on me — but by all means force me to give you my urine anytime for testing.
The Tea Party is all about freedom from government, so why would they follow their fearless leader, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, into the Orwellian world of forced drug tests for government employees and government assistance recipients.
Where’s the “You can have this piss cup when you take it from my cold dead hands”?
Where’s the talk of an out-of-control Big Brother trying to get into the people’s precious bodily fluids?
Or the outrage at spending taxpayers’ money on a measure that attacks personal freedom?
It’s nowhere to be found. And that’s not surprising, considering that the victims of this new government program are welfare recipients and government employees, the bogeymen of the right.
But why would the Tea Party stand idly by while Gov. Scott adds another costly government program, another taxpayer’s burden? If these guys are really about rooting out government waste and corruption, shouldn’t they be jumping all over the fact that Solantic, the health clinic firm in which he reportedly sold his interest in April, is heavy into the drug test business?
Not gonna happen. The Tea Party and Rick Scott are locked arm-in-arm for good; they’ll go down with the ship together.