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July 2, 2010
California welfare ATM cards work at strip clubs too!
If word gets out about this - EBT cards that work at both casinos and strip clubs in California - the state will no doubt see a large increase in population.
Considering the fact that so many businesses and individuals are leaving the state, this is really good news for the government. Almost makes me want to quit my job and go on the dole:
California welfare recipients have been able to get taxpayer cash -- meant to feed and clothe needy families -- from ATM machines at strip clubs across the state, including some well-known gentlemen's cabarets in Los Angeles.I think the fact that the state included casino and strip club locations on their website telling people where they can get cash is extremely helpful. At least now we see why California doubled its number of state workers over the last decade. This kind of exemplary service is what big government is all about.
More than $12,000 from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program was dispensed from the start of 2007 to the end of 2009 at clubs including Sam's Hofbrau, Seventh Veil and Star Strip, according to officials at the Department of Social Services.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered the department to remove the clubs from the official list of businesses where welfare recipients can withdraw benefits using state-issued ATM cards.
The move came a day after The Times asked the administration how much welfare cash had been withdrawn at 17 adult clubs in recent years and less than a week after The Times reported that more than half the casinos and state-licensed poker rooms in California appeared on an official website showing welfare recipients where they can access cash benefits.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky