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New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoos.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    With a handy pic of what a welfare recipient might look like.

    http://news.yahoo.com/welfare-restrictions-target-booze-tattoos-193649971.html?_esi=1
     
  2. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Didn't know you could take out cash with them... the Maine ones you can only buy food... but not prepared food (like the roasted chickens they sell at the supermarket)...
     
  3. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    There as absolutely no valid reason to allow those kind of purchases. It seems like a no-brainer.
     
  4. bb1mobile

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    There need to be even tighter controls on what
    our tax dollars get spent on.
     
  5. Begbie

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    Dayum! This wasn't supposed to happen in the age of Barack. Wat next...I gots ta prove I am who I say I am when I go vote?
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    This isn't going to be enforceable.
     
  7. mascan42

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    This fucking astounds me. Can they actually be saying that we shouldn't go after the people who are abusing the system because it makes the rest of the people on welfare look bad?
     
  8. UrsusHorribilis

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    Welfare should only be redeemable in "gruel". There--I've said it.
     
  9. gator1010

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    Holdn da brotha's down
     
  10. Party Rooster

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    Do away with the debit cards.
     
  11. bb1mobile

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    My wife used to manage a supermarket. This type of
    horse shit has been going on for ever. As long as there
    are handouts there will be people trying to scam the system.
     
  12. Begbie

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    That's really the jist of it, now isn't it? Why are you bitching about this if you've been playing by the rules all along? It shouldn't apply to you....so shut the fuck up.

    Ooo! I love the living wage! What is it supposed to be nowadays?? $12/hr? $13/hr? Good luck with that sista.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

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    Need to remove the previous formatting when you copy and paste (Highlight text and hit the AAs with the red X over them). Can't see it on the black skin.

    Speaking of which, is there a way to set the default to the old editing system? The new one is a pain in the ass.
     
  14. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    see here the clerk scans everything then you swipe your "link card" and it only applies payment to authorized items. so then your smokes , booze, condoms, and other "non essentials" will come up as payment due
     
  15. Party Rooster

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    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    In California there's a second type of balance you can get on your EBT card that's a "cash" balance, which can be spent on anything you want. It's like another tier of assistance.

    Cool, thanks.
     
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    [video=youtube;NzspsovNvII]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII[/video]
     
  18. Don the Radio Guy

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    That's the case everywhere. It's called Temporary Aid for Needy Families, and is the successor to the old "welfare check" that used to come on the 1st and 15th. It will be impossible to enforce these types of laws, because the cards can be used at any ATM machine to take out cash. The only thing they could do is cancel benefits if someone is caught using that cash on these items, but that's impossible to even begin to investigate and enforce. Just like people who want food stamps to only be usable for healthy foods. It's feel good shit that only makes the problem worse.

    If you want to stop people from using tax dollars to buy drugs and booze, STOP GIVING PEOPLE MONEY TO DO NOTHING.
     
  19. whiskeyguy

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    I'm pretty sure what I was talking about is different than basic welfare, but I could be mistaken. I only know because a friend manages a take-n-bake pizza place which takes food stamp money, but won't accept that second balance.

    Also, how can they justify food stamp funds carrying over? If you're not using them every month, doesn't that mean you don't need them? He said he's seen balances in excess of $2000.
     
  20. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Make it so they don't work on ATMs, is that so hard? If you can't buy it with the card you shouldn't be buying it.
     
  21. Madness

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    If you want to be really enraged. They issued double food stamps to people in Ohio because of the storms and the power being out for so long. Because those of us that work didn't have to replace all of our shit or anything like that.
     
  22. Ego

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    They'll go to Walmart, buy a candy bar on their ebt cash, and take all opportunities to get cash back. $100, $100, $100. Rinse and repeat. And they get pissy with us if we don't have the cash in our registers to accomodate them at all hours of the day.
     
  23. Stig

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    If you buy a tattoo with tax dollars it should be cut outta you with a dull knife.
     

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