how sad...welfare funds use stopped in casinos/ strip joints...!! By congress!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jjmitchell60, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Below is from a news letter that my Republican Congressman sends out vie e-mail. He is on a bill to stop COLA raise for congress and to stop the use of welfare funds from being accessed at strip joint, casinos, or liquor stores. WTF, cut a brother off from using his FREE taxpayer funded money that he gets to NOT work from being used for life's simple pleasures!!!! This will have a triple down effect. I can see it now, liquor store emplyees being laid off, casino workers laid off, and the worse of all is the strippers have to be "laid" off from taking it all off!!!! Read the whole story please but make sure you are not drinking anything, it is funny and no I cannot make this crap up.

    Weekly Column: Closing the Strip Club Loophole
    One of the most important responsibilities of Congress is to ensure that taxpayer funds are spent appropriately and effectively. The Ways & Means’ Subcommittee on Human Resources, which I chair, has jurisdiction over a number of major social welfare benefit programs and am always looking for ways to improve them.
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is one of those programs. TANF provides support for low-income families and children that helps them to move from welfare to work. Since it replaced the New Deal-era welfare program in 1996, TANF has been recognized as one of the most effective reforms of our social welfare system, with a success of cutting welfare dependence by fifty-seven percent. TANF is an important hand up, not a handout.

    Even more importantly, by promoting work among single parents who are the most common welfare recipients, it helped to significantly reduce child poverty in female-headed families over time. Even at today’s elevated unemployment rates, TANF continues to promote more work and earnings – and less poverty.

    Despite this overall progress, there are still areas where TANF can and should be strengthened. Recently, concern has been raised about TANF benefits being withdrawn and used at strip clubs, liquor stores, and casinos. This is an inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars and an outright abuse of taxpayer trust.

    Many local news investigations and exposés around the country have verified this unfortunate abuse of a well-intended program.

    In Seattle, Washington, King 5 News discovered through an investigation that 13,000 TANF recipients withdrew approximately $2 million at casinos just in 2010.

    In California, an investigation by the Los Angeles Times found that $1.8 million in TANF funds were withdrawn in casinos, and $12,000 was accessed in strip clubs.

    An investigation in Arizona found TANF cash benefits were accessed in liquor stores over 100 times in a three month period.

    Some States, like Washington, New Mexico, and Texas, have begun to take action, but oversight and enforcement can be sporadic. ABC7 in Denver, Colorado found that TANF cash benefits were being withdrawn in strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores even though Colorado has a law to prohibit such transactions.

    To help ensure taxpayer confidence in this program, there should be a nationwide solution since the program is funded primarily with federal dollars. A member of the Human Resources Subcommittee, Rep. Charles Boustany [LA- 7], introduced H.R. 3567, the Welfare Integrity Now for Children and Families Act of 2011, to address this issue.

    H.R. 3567 would close this so-called “strip club loophole.” Within two years of enactment, States would be required to block welfare benefit card transactions in casinos, liquor stores, and strip clubs. In plain language, welfare benefits could no longer be accessed at any of these facilities. The bill passed the House by a vote of 395-27.

    This bipartisan, bicameral program integrity provision will safeguard taxpayer funds from abuse and ensure that TANF benefits continue to provide a helping hand to families in need. The Senate should pass H.R. 3567 without delay.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Bout flippin time! I work my ass off and dont even go to strip joints or casinos.

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    At least i get to a casino every now and then; but I pay taxes on all my losses!

    Welfare is a corrupted and failing system that needs replaced, not just renamed/changed. The whole system needs to go away and come back as a job incentive program. Piss test all applicants upon arrival and kick out those that fail immediately, even before they waste time doing addt'l paperwork. Anyone that is a reg sex offender can immediately take a hike off a tall cliff too. Felon's can take a hike and head for the digging ditches and get a paycheck line. I'm more than happy to give up some Federal dollars for those that are actually doing something to earn it.

    there's a multitude of solutions out there, I just wish they'd hold people responsible for the money instead of just handing it out blindly as they do. Instead of handing out EBT's, hand out food and the basics needed to live instead. If they're not happy with that, then go get a job cause I'm sick of seeing EBT babies wearing $80 nike shoes and their momma's carrying gucci handbags.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    No kiddn. 90% of those folks drive nicer cars than I do.
  5. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    OH no this is going to be a job killer.:rolleyes:
  6. My brother in law & I went grocery shopping 2 nights ago (4 of us)
    $350.00 it lasts about 2 weeks.

    But what killed me is in front of us was a pair of (Ahum "Ladies") both with 2 carts FULL of stuff.

    Well BOTH wipped out the "EBT" cards & swiped them.

    I was like WTF.

    BUT then we walk outside & there BRAND NEW Cadillac Escalade Wont start there 9 kids all hanging out of every window.

    I drive a 97 Astro van,

    I Worked all my life paying taxs & there driving Caddys? WTF

    And for you thinking did I give them a jump LOL ~~~~~~~ NOPE!
  7. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I'm in college and only get a couple hundred bucks each term from federal student aid because I work. I have a buddy (unemployed) and got $1,700 and gets a fat discount on books, parking permit, and other things... from the same financial aid. From what I hear, that's about average. No wonder the parking lots are full of Scions and Civics, with bumpin stereo systems. I empty my bank account every year to pay for books. Would be nice to get free money and spend it on... some subwoofers. :p
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  8. sctt77

    sctt77 New Member

    Jan 22, 2012
    wash pa
    my wife works i dont cause of back issuses cant get help what so ever ya we get foodstamps there 4 kids me an my wife thats 6 we get 300 a mnth which last like week an half to 2 weeks then she spends money on top of it my point is that they wont help because she works they told us if she quits an we sell everything go poor an broke maybe they will im not sure but i rather go way we are we own our trlr i own my truck an im payin on her durango ppl around here live off it makes it hard for ppl like me that trys an needs the help
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Same here too.

    I see the carts full of food at walmart and the kids are all weaing Nike cloths and shoes the mom has a Louis Vaton purse ($400 + from what I have seen) she has her coach sunglasses and she is driving in a brand new Caddy SUV.

    It just wears on you. It is a wonder that more people don't snap and start killing this people.
  10. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    here ya go watch this
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Alb dont sacrifice your pride for the easy way out. Keep on workin and emptying that bank account. Eventually the system will fain and those folks that depend on it will be forever crippled, and you will prevail because you will already be accustomed to whats gotta be done.
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    thanks cyclone, I didnt even watch the whole thing, now im thoroughly irritated and its barely 0700. I need another coffee..
  13. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    hay forget about it. just a little thing eh.

    would you really like to get disgusted? i got some others, just let me know.
  14. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    ill pass. I can go grab one of averys dirty diapers and try to count the corn kernals to get disgusted.. ooohh, I jyst made myself throw up in my mouth a little.. :bleh:
  15. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    "It's free, swipe yo EBT!"
    Nice satire, but shows that TANSTAAFL has "dropped out of favor" in today's educational system...
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