welfare to pay for Psychics? Thank God no

Discussion in 'Economics' started by olias, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. olias



    Psychics to no Longer Receive Welfare Cards
    By Alex Johnston
    Epoch Times Staff Created: Nov 2, 2010 Last Updated: Nov 2, 2010

    Psychics, gun stores, bingo halls, and more businesses were declared off-limits for welfare recipients using state-funded debit cards, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured above voting on Tuesday) said this week. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    Psychics, medical marijuana purveyors, and some other types of businesses can no longer be paid for via welfare cards in California, decided Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday, November 2, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Businesses that are deemed “inconsistent with the intent” of the welfare program cannot be paid for by state-issued debit cards, said Governor Schwarzenegger, according to the Associated Press.

    "ATMs that are located at casinos, card rooms, and adult entertainment businesses," have been banned from use by welfare cardholders as of June 24, 2010, states the California Electronic Benefit Transfer Client Website.

    The more recent order will also ban using welfare cards to pay at massage parlors, gun shops, bingo halls, tattoo parlors, cruise ships, race tracks, and bail bond establishments, according to AP.

    Reports emerged over the summer that the debit cards were being used at casinos in California, which prompted Schwarzenegger to issue a ban
  2. You can just take money out from the welfare cards like a normal ATM, no? It's not like food stamps... so now people will just take the cash out away from the gun store/medical marijuana facility/bingo hall, and bring it. All a show. The time and money spent grooming Arnie for his speech on this was more than the taxpayer funds which will be saved.
  3. Reports emerged over the summer that the debit cards were being used at casinos in California

    Perhaps a psychic tipped them off.........:D
  4. olias


    I'm not sure. I didn't realize they could take cash out of any bank ATM. Still, a good move on Arnie's part.
  5. The Katrina refugees reportedly spent large sums of their gov't-issued debit cards on luxury times and at strip joints, bars, etc.
  6. LEAPup


    So all someone with a welfare card in Calee-forn-iya needs to do is go to an ATM and get cash? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wonder why I work 60+ hours per week...:(

    I guess I can say thank God we aren't having that kind of nonsense in the State I'm in (Yet!) If we did, the unemployment rate would double if not triple.

    "Hey, let's go have some booze and a bag of weed courtesy of those dumb asses who still work and pay taxes!" I can hear it now.:mad:

    Only in America...