Should We Drug Test Our CEOs?

Yeah, peeing in a cup

This is brilliant. Michigan state lawmaker Rep. Tom McMillin introduced legislation last Wednesday which mandates substance abuse testing for all “corporate welfare” recipients. From Michigan Capitol Confidential:

If the likes of Ford Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally and Hollywood Film Producer James Cameron want tax breaks for their projects in Michigan, they may have to take a drug test to get the money if a bipartisan group of State Representatives have their way.

Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, introduced House Bill 5527 on Wednesday that calls for top executives in companies to be drug tested if they receive certain tax breaks from the state. The bill currently has four co-sponsors: Pat Somerville, R-New Boston, Judson Gilbert, R-Algonac, Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, and Jim Ananich, D-Flint.

Rep. McMillin is against testing welfare recipients for drugs, but said if that plan goes through, then executives getting “corporate welfare” also should be drug tested.

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