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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 08:08 PM

19. it's not ME saying that "they aren't spending money on cruises"

it's the authors of the articles who are saying it, including the one you linked to.

First they say

1. they are already NOT doing it

and then they say

2. it's a humiliating restriction

those two contradict each other.

A person doesn't generally have to fantasize about the life of the poor. Are you trying to say that no poor people have tattoos or piercings, that none of them smoke or drink or gamble?

Is it really some kind of bedrock principle to fight to the death to make sure that poor people CAN spend welfare money on cigarettes?

That objection seems silly to me. I want to make sure that people have food, clothing and shelter. I am not so much in to giving people money so they can buy smokes or booze or tats.

The $25 cash restriction I do not necessarily understand, although if it only applies to ATMs then a person still could go inside the bank and get $500 for their rent (assuming they have that much cash assistance) and they can still pay utility bills and buy groceries with the card.

I gotta admit I do not understand the mindset. Between
A) a law that says people cannot use welfare money to buy cigarettes and
B) somebody uses welfare money to buy cigarettes.

B is the one that pisses me off, not A.

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