County: Smokers need not apply

I certainly do not advocate smoking, but this is discrimination.

Citing the burden they place on taxpayers who pay for government workers’ health insurance, Sarasota County officials announced Monday that they no longer will hire smokers.

This is an issue I have talked about before. Either make tobacco illegal, or stop doing this kind of stuff. People who smoke are not doing anything illegal and should not be discriminated against. I am sorry if you do not like it, either do I, but smokers have rights too. Why can’t eating establishments be for smokers only? Non-smokers can simply choose another place to eat just like smokers can find another county to work for.

Political correctness like this makes Sarasota County look silly.

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~ by thedark2 on August 18, 2008.

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