More uses for welfare payments in California

@laglen (19780)
United States
July 1, 2010 1:28pm CST
Last week I posted a discussion on the use of welfare cards in casinos in California. The Governator fixed this. This week it is strip clubs http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-welfare-20100701,0,6705176.story from 2007 to 2009 more than $12000 has been dispensed in strip clubs. The strip club owners were "shocked" that people were able to access their welfare from their clubs. I wonder if this means those strip clubs will be requiring a bail out soon too. It seems to me that as far as the news goes, California is like herpes, the gift that keeps on giving! I am thinking I need to really start looking at getting welfare. I work but cant afford casinos, adult entertainment etc. hhmmm what do you think?
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• United States
1 Jul 10
And they wonder why California is in the shape it is in financially. If they can afford to pay all of these extravagances then why is their budget in the red? Think we should all move west to California and apply for welfare, it obviously pays well.
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@laglen (19780)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Thats what I am thinking.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
7 Jul 10
Oh, I"m telling you guys...it is bad out here. Stupid and bad! You can't hardly support yourself if you work, but those on welfare have a pretty easy time of it..granted they are not rolling in it, but I have been inline at the super market behind a welfare/food stamp people and the things they are buying, I can't afford and they have a whole lot more food than I do! At first I thought the debit cards for unemployment and welfare was a good idea, but now...better go back to the checks and make them deal in cash only. Other than gold, ain't nothing better than cash!
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@laglen (19780)
• United States
7 Jul 10
cash is a great thing, we get to trade worthless paper for goods and services so hey as long as somebody will still accept it!
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Well I sure hope they're finding the people who spent their welfare money there and revoking their benefits! I'd almost even go so far as to charge them a fine for fraud.
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@laglen (19780)
• United States
1 Jul 10
welfare is a very serious offense, I agree they should be charged accordingly!
@laglen (19780)
• United States
2 Jul 10
lmao a new discussion! Great idea! should I wait the five years or write it today?
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I went asnd read the article. Though I don't think it right or wise of the people who are doing such things, there are no restrictions placed on where or when you can access money on your ATM card. As t\long as the card says that the money is there it is the right of the card holder to use anyATM they want. Even though strip club ATM's noturiously charge you up to $10 for using the ATM there. I was also thinking that if the ATM cards were stolen or something that would be an ideal place to get the money, since no one knows where the funds are from except the card holder and the club owner after the fact. It's not like when they got paper checks and had to go to the check cashing place or bank to cash the check. I have never heard of a strip club cashing a welfare check or any check for someone. I am sure they weigh this small amount of money (in comparison with the amount that they pay out every month" is negligible next to the amount of money, psper, and time that is saved by using these government issued ATM cards. Plus the ATM cards leave a digital foot print that says "this idiot has been here!" I am sure that the department of welfgare will be dealing with these individuals in short order. This also saves them money on investigators because the offender's caught themselves.