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Rick Scott says welfare recipients more likely to do drugs

Gov. Rick Scott is defending his decision to sign a bill into law requiring drug tests for some welfare recipients by saying that people who get welfare are more likely to be on drugs. “Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare,” Scott said during a June 5 appearance on CNN.

Scott went further later in the interview, claiming drug use by welfare recipients was “much higher.”

PolitiFact Florida wanted to know if Scott got that right?

[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:45am]


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