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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    But they are in third world nations and are because the rich takes most of the income and gives the workers squat. This is your comparison of what we should aspire to?
    Why is everything with you Republican vs. Democrat, Rich vs. Poor.
    Can't we just all agree that using emergency government resources in titty bars, is wrong?
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Why is everything with you Republican vs. Democrat, Rich vs. Poor.
    Can't we just all agree that using emergency government resources in titty bars, is wrong?
    Its about ethical priorities. We have too many huge problems we face and much greater injustices in this country than to spend time with pittling issues like drug testing the poor and making it harder to get an abortion in the case of rape or incest.

    The poor have been dealt a crappy hand and the the Republicans have done most of the dealing to acquire more wealth for those at the top.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Its about ethical priorities. We have too many huge problems we face and much greater injustices in this country than to spend time with pittling issues like drug testing the poor and making it harder to get an abortion in the case of raper or incest.

    The poor have been dealt a crappy hand and the the Republicans have done most of the dealing to acquire more wealth for those at the top.
    Jeeez man, that has nothing to do with this thread.
    Food stamps should be used at titty bars, right, wrong?
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Jeeez man, that has nothing to do with this thread.
    Food stamps should be used at titty bars, right, wrong?

    It pales in comparison to millions being forced into poverty to make a few richer. We have much bigger fish to fry.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It all comes to the most efficient usage of the money.
    Buying $3 energy drinks isn't the most efficient way to use funds limited for food.

    Normally, I'd be cool with some slack in regards to small splurges, but you give an inch and they take a mile.
    But it is an efficient way of not falling asleep at a job....which helps pay the bills.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    If a person is working and uses his money to buy an energy drink it is one thing. A person who is getting free money for food to help get them nutrition they need and instead is choosing to blow it on energy drinks is a completely different thing.

    Having an energy drink,or smoking, or going to a strip club ect is not in itself bad. But using money that I give you to feed your kids on it is.. There is a difference
    For the smoking and stip club bit I agree. But having an energy drink may help someone keep a job which also helps provide things for the kids...or are you just worried about what they eat and could care less about things like clothes, heat, a roof over thier head?
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It pales in comparison to millions being forced into poverty to make a few richer. We have much bigger fish to fry.
    Well, you answered my first question at least.
    Nearly every post of yours is Rich vs. Poor.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    But it is an efficient way of not falling asleep at a job....which helps pay the bills.

    Get more sleep, eat a better diet, have a soda.
    All these things are better alternatives to energy drinks.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Working 90 hours a week would likely disqualify you from State and Federal food stamp programs.
    At minimum wage, that's 833.50 a week gross.

    That's over $43k a year, well over the qualification standards for both programs.
    Except that welfare also goes by a persons bills that are needed. IE rent, electricity etc etc. And they also go by how many people are living in the household.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Strip clubs and liquor are not necessities. If taxpayer money is used towards such ends, it is an injustice and a misallocation of funds. If one is receiving temporary assistance at the behest of the taxpayer, they should use those funds to help to try and get themselves to the point where they are no longer dependent. NOT using gov't dollars to go to the titty bar. When you are on public assistance, you have the obligation to use those dollars responsibly. I say this as a staunch liberal who is a proponent of the welfare state.
    Have I agrued anywhere against banning people from using welfare benefits at the liquor store or strip clubs? No? Then proceed to address what I was actually talking about please.
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