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California Welfare Crackdown
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The crackdown on welfare spending has been the topic of several recent posts here. First New York proposed banning the use of food stamps to buy sugary drinks like soda. Then the Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts complained that the Democrat was allowing state welfare recipients to use their electronic benefits cards to buy liquor, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. The latest development: Today's Los Angeles Times reports that Governor Schwarzenegger of California is joining the crackdown: "California welfare recipients will no longer be able to use their state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics, massage parlors and many other businesses whose services have been deemed 'inconsistent' with the goals of the program....The letter said the cards, which allow access to cash meant to help families pay rent and clothe their children, also will no longer work at bail bond establishments, bingo halls, gun shops, bars, race tracks, smoking shops, tattoo parlors and on cruise ships."

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California Welfare Crackdown
futureofcapitalism.com

The crackdown on welfare spending has been the topic of several recent posts here. First New York proposed banning the use of food stamps to buy sugary drinks like soda. Then the Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts complained that the Democrat was allowing state welfare recipients to use their electronic benefits cards to buy liquor, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. The latest development: Today's Los Angeles Times reports that Governor Schwarzenegger of California is joining the crackdown: "California welfare recipients will no longer be able to use their state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics, massage parlors and many other businesses whose services have been deemed 'inconsistent' with the goals of the program....The letter said the cards, which allow access to cash meant to help families pay rent and clothe their children, also will no longer work at bail bond establishments, bingo halls, gun shops, bars, race tracks, smoking shops, tattoo parlors and on cruise ships."

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