Why it’s called the ‘Stupid Party’ – ‘Governor Explains Away Poor Jobs Numbers: Most Unemployed People Are On Drugs’
‘Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is facing an uphill fight for re-election as he battles negative job approval ratings and a slow economic recovery’.
‘During an appearance on a local radio show this week, Corbett sought to explain away Pennsylvania’s less than stellar performance, arguing that the state gained 111,000 private sector jobs since he took office and is “doing better than other states.”
‘But then he grew defensive and complained that “a lot” of businesses are still having trouble filling their ranks because too many Pennsylvanians use illegal drugs’:
CORBETT: “The other area is, there are many employers that say we’re looking for people but we can’t find anybody that has passed a drug test, a lot of them. And that’s a concern for me because we’re having a serious problem with that”.
‘Earlier this month, a state senator introduced a bill requiring drug testing of all recipients and applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Pennsylvania’.
‘The state is currently “conducing a pilot program in 19 counties of testing only those convicted of felony drug offenses.” Since January of 2012, just two people have failed’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/04/30/1939341/governor-poor-jobs-numbers-unemployed-people-on-drugs/?mobile=nc