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CA Cancels Welfare For Vacations, Casinos

From the Los Angeles Times:

State officials cancel access to welfare benefits on cruise ships and at all casinos

Jack Dolan in Sacramento
October 4, 2010

California officials are cutting off use of state-issued welfare debit cards at casinos across the country and on cruise ships, in the wake of Times reports that the aid cards have been used to spend or withdraw millions of dollars in benefits at popular vacation spots including the Las Vegas strip and on ships sailing from ports around the world

The department instructed the vendor that administers the debit card program to make the changes  Monday afternoon, in response to a report in The Times’ Monday edition

In June, the state cut off access to benefits in California casinos and strip clubs after The Times reported that the Electronic Benefits Transfer cards worked in those businesses too.

Lest we forget, this is the same California government that claimed it was physically impossible to put state employees on minimum wage, even though that is required by law when there is no budget.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “CA Cancels Welfare For Vacations, Casinos”

  1. proreason says:

    Obvious racism.

    Where are the statistics showing the races of people who draw their gubamint money in Las Vegas?

    Wouldn’t the breakdown be blared on LA Slimes headlines if it was 90% white?

  2. untrainable says:

    Pro, you forget. The Justice Department has decided that blacks and hispanics cannot be prosecuted. And really, what is really needed in this situation is for welfare recipients to get out of town for a few days. They need a break from all that not working… and not earning, and not contributing. The pressure must be unbelievable. Why should they not be afforded a Vegas vacation, or a nice cruise at taxpayer expense? Where is the love man?

    • proreason says:

      You’re right untrainable. As usual, our president has led the way with 20 vacations in 22 months at our expense, not counting golf outings, world-class concerts, wagu-beef dinners for 100, gourmet chef fly-ins, the regular Wednesday night bashes, quick trips to chicago and NYC to hang out with pro athletes and movie stars, 20+ luxury excursions to apologize to foreign governments for whitey’s sins, or Moochelles 5-star side trips.

      Certainly our stress-ridden welfare recipients also deserve a few vacations at our expense every quarter or so.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    If Cali had balls they’d cancel welfare for the disparaged non workers making an example of them but hey dude……….surf’s up!

  4. Mae says:

    Los Angeles County is rife with welfare fraud. Gucci bags, Prada dresses, the latest Jimmy Choo shoes, why nothing is too good for the divas of L. A.

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