California welfare recipients decided to try to strike it big by taking state-issued debit cards to their favorite casinos. Preliminary reports indicate more than $1.8 million in taxpayer dollars were withdrawn from casino ATMs and used to place their bets on casino tables. State California officials claim this happened between October ‘09 and last month.
Officials are claiming, going back 3-years an estimated 4.8 million of our taxpaying dollars have gone to the poor in hopes they will strike it rich and become taxpaying citizens.
The Governor has issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to provide the basic needs of their family and no more roulette.
It is my firm belief, a promise is not sufficient to curb their desires of striking it big at the casinos! I believe an agreement to work with the road crew in Southern Arizona during July and August from 9:00am to 5:00pm (not the night shift) for free would be more appropriate! This surely would curb ones desire of abusing taxpayer dollars and poker tables!
Reports indicate the state issued debit cards worked at ATMs in 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms.
Officials claim, the department failed to notice for years welfare recipients could use the state-issued cards to withdraw taxpayer cash at the casinos and pursue their dreams of winning the jackpot! Then we wonder how California is on the verge of insolvency.
Welfare benefits via bank cards was created by Gray Davis. Since the late 1990s, most states have adopted this system. Wether these states have approved gambling with taxpayer dollars is yet to be determined!
This kind of welfare abuse has been going on for years and is only getting worse! Here in Motown, food stamps are a hot commodity. You pay 30% to 50% of face value so the poor get cash to squander for roulette or whatever leisure activity they enjoy!
This blatant abuse of taxpayer funding must stop immediately! This is what happens when the needy aren’t so needy, but due to our present mindset of helping the poor, this has turned into a free for all mentality! Failure to closely scrutinize and demand accountability of these indigent people is destroying a system once designed as a humanitarian service!
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Some videos for your education and entertainment.
Welfare Fraud. Broadcast over KABC, Channel 7 in Los Angeles July 24, 2008.
Commonwealth Foundation’s Elizabeth Stelle testifed June 2, 2010, before the Pennsylvania House Republican Policy Committee on welfare fraud and abuse.
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