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

    I support this.But I think wiring housing assistance money to the land lords bank account and the bank account of utility providers would save money.And instead of giving out food stamp cards why not something similar to wic vouchers?

    House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that prohibits welfare recipients from using their government subsidy in strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos.
    The measure easily received the necessary support of two-thirds of House members, with 395 voting in favor and only 27 opposing.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    LOL - what are people doing - whipping out their TANF benefits card? LOL

    For the most part - I agree that utilities (etc) that are covered by the state should be done directly - and is done so in some states. But they would still allow some cash-flow so you can get gas and a few other perceived necessities.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - what are people doing - whipping out their TANF benefits card? LOL
    From what I understand in some states they put welfare and food stamps on the same card and you can make cash withdrawls.
    For the most part - I agree that utilities (etc) that are covered by the state should be done directly - and is done so in some states. But they would still allow some cash-flow so you can get gas and a few other perceived necessities.
    Then why not a gas card that requires the purchaser to show ID when buying gas or buss passes?
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    When my exwife an I first got married and I was just an E-5 in the Army and she wasn't working, we were at Ft. Polk. One Saturday night, we decided to splurge and go buy 15 pounds of boiled crawfish. To most of you that doesn't sound like a big deal, but crawfish is a delicacy and it's not cheap--15 LBS.s runs about 40 bucks and that sounds like a lot, but it's not.

    Anyway...while I was waiting, a dude came in and bought 60 pounds of live crawfish--uncooked--and I-be-damned if he didn't whip out a welfare card to pay for it. I was so damn mad I could have knocked the rest of his teeth out of his mouth.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When my exwife an I first got married and I was just an E-5 in the Army and she wasn't working, we were at Ft. Polk. One Saturday night, we decided to splurge and go buy 15 pounds of boiled crawfish. To most of you that doesn't sound like a big deal, but crawfish is a delicacy and it's not cheap--15 LBS.s runs about 40 bucks and that sounds like a lot, but it's not.

    Anyway...while I was waiting, a dude came in and bought 60 pounds of live crawfish--uncooked--and I-be-damned if he didn't whip out a welfare card to pay for it. I was so damn mad I could have knocked the rest of his teeth out of his mouth.
    This why a WIC voucher like system should be implemented.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When my exwife an I first got married and I was just an E-5 in the Army and she wasn't working, we were at Ft. Polk. One Saturday night, we decided to splurge and go buy 15 pounds of boiled crawfish. To most of you that doesn't sound like a big deal, but crawfish is a delicacy and it's not cheap--15 LBS.s runs about 40 bucks and that sounds like a lot, but it's not.

    Anyway...while I was waiting, a dude came in and bought 60 pounds of live crawfish--uncooked--and I-be-damned if he didn't whip out a welfare card to pay for it. I was so damn mad I could have knocked the rest of his teeth out of his mouth.
    I see this ALL the time.
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    Re: House bans welfare recipients' money from strip clubs, liquor stores

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When my exwife an I first got married and I was just an E-5 in the Army and she wasn't working, we were at Ft. Polk. One Saturday night, we decided to splurge and go buy 15 pounds of boiled crawfish. To most of you that doesn't sound like a big deal, but crawfish is a delicacy and it's not cheap--15 LBS.s runs about 40 bucks and that sounds like a lot, but it's not.

    Anyway...while I was waiting, a dude came in and bought 60 pounds of live crawfish--uncooked--and I-be-damned if he didn't whip out a welfare card to pay for it. I was so damn mad I could have knocked the rest of his teeth out of his mouth.
    Maybe the House bill should have been for liquor, strip clubs and mud bugs.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I see this ALL the time.
    Really? I've lived in big cities all my life and I've never seen it. Not once. Maybe it's a rural phenomenon.

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

    I love the idea behind this law, but must confess to being confused as to how they think they will enforce this-- how are they going to track it, what are they going to do with violators?

    I think a better idea would be to issue welfare benefits on special debit cards-- like SNAP-- that can only be used with approved vendors. Or, at least, that can be audited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    I love the idea behind this law, but must confess to being confused as to how they think they will enforce this-- how are they going to track it, what are they going to do with violators?

    I think a better idea would be to issue welfare benefits on special debit cards-- like SNAP-- that can only be used with approved vendors. Or, at least, that can be audited.
    A buisness has to be approved in order to let people use foodstamps in thier establishment. It doesn't just happen automatically or even easily. We have a gas station in our town that attempted to get approved in order to let those with foodstamps use em at his store. He eventually gave up because the process was long and difficult.
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