Rick Perry To Spend Remaining Days Drug Testing Poor People, Crying

by evanmcmurry

Rick Perry on SB 11, filed today, which would require those applying for government aid to take a drug test:

“This will help prevent tax dollars from going into the pockets of drug abusers,” Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday at a news conference. He said that the goal of the bill is to “empower every Texan to reach their potential,” because “being on drugs makes it harder to begin the journey to independence.”

As Perry himself knows, using drugs greatly increase your chances of getting caught singing “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad” in a New Hampshire bathroom and losing a Republican primary to the weakest field in political memory.

Anyway, Rick Scott tried this, ahem, policy in Florida and found out that it not only netted few drug users but cost the state more money than it saved. But at least Scott implemented the tests in a corrupt scheme to funnel state money to his own drug testing corporation. Rick Perry appears to be doing it because he’s sad.

Bonus: “‘It is a legitimate function of government to help people that are not able to help themselves,’ added Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst,” a.k.a. the guy who got whupped by long shot Tea Party nutjob United States Senator Ted Cruz last week. Look who’s found some perspective!