Welfare, formally known as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, supported about 1.8 million American families in 2011 each month, with benefits averaging just a few hundred dollars. Since the passage of welfare reform in 1996, recipient rolls have not risen to meet increased economic need. Caseloads increased just 14 percent during the recession that started in 2007 even as the unemployment rate nearly doubled, according to the Urban Institute.
Lower-Basch called the bill an effort to "micromanage" a federal and state program that already gives states a lot of flexibility. Several states featured in news stories have already cracked down and ordered strip club and casino ATMs reprogrammed so they can not accept welfare debit cards, she noted."
Republicans Aim To Ban Use Of Welfare Debit Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores
I thought you used to be a states rights proponent??? Why do you wish now to grow the federal government to step on the states management of this?