Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Fiscal Dead: A Failed Policy Becomes a Zombie

Across the U.S., governors and state legislatures latch onto the idea of drug testing welfare recipients as some sort of appeasement to their voters and contributors. Despite the evidence from several states that drug testing welfare recipients is wasteful and unnecessary, Governor Scott Walker insists on using it.

Think Progress reports the results from several states. Huffington Post reports the source of this Zombie Legislation. Care to guess? Of course! It's ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. State and federal lawmakers are so confident in ALEC they don't even read the bills or pay attention to the consequences anymore.

The Center for Media and Democracy has all the information about ALEC at their site ALEC Exposed.