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Pin this one to the “Laws that shouldn’t have to be enacted” column.
In one well-publicized example, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2010 that California welfare recipients were able to withdraw cash from their state-issued debit cards at more than half of the casinos in the state.
Most honest, decent people would just take this as a given…one of those ‘duh’ things that should simply go without saying. Honest and decent folk would never even consider taking the charity of others (in this case it is the charity of the government, which is
payed for by stolen from hard working tax payers) and squandering it on strip clubs, liquor stores, and casinos.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with spending your hard earned money at strip clubs, in liquor stores, or at the slots and poker tables of a casino. Heaven knows I’ve done all three (probably all three in the same night). But the key here is on the “your hard earned money.”
You would also think that a bill seeking to prohibit degenerate losers from spending their welfare checks on chicks, booze, and lottery tickets — instead of food for their kids, diapers, paying the electric bill, or getting a hair cut and a clean suit so they can go find a job — would pass unanimously with bipartisan support. But look for Democrats to block it with claims that it’s “racist” and/or discriminates against “the poor.”
More via The Hill:
A bill that GOP leaders are bringing to the House floor Wednesday would require states to prevent welfare recipients from accessing or spending their benefits at strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores.
Republicans included the proposal in the payroll tax bill the House passed in December, and are bringing it back up for a vote separately as part of a package of bills they want included in a final agreement extending the payroll tax cut and other measures through 2012.
“It’s pretty rampant around the country,” Boustany said of the abuses. “This has really eroded the credibility of the TANF program in the eyes of the American taxpayer — a program that has been successful, by and large.
“We need to correct this problem, and that’s what the bill does,” Boustany said.
You know, if you Congresscritters would first require drug-testing in order to receive TANF and EBT handouts, you’d probably have a whole lot fewer folks using those funds on strippers, booze, and gambling.