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People Living on Welfare Just Received BAD NEWS!

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Welfare is a waste of taxpayer money. Only a tiny fraction of the taxpayer dollars meant for needy people actually reach their pockets. And it’s impossible to weed out from the system the millions of individuals who could work but would rather mooch off of you and me.

The system is too easy to defraud. Some states are trying to reduce the fraud by requiring drug tests and requiring **gasp!** a certain number of work performed per week.

But the Kansas Senate has taken it a step further. Just signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback (R), a new Kansas law limits the amount of daily benefits to $25 day, and seriously cracks down on where that money can be spent. This is a huge victory for taxpayers!

The new bill, as part of the Successful Families Program — the Kansas version of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) federal program — will also prohibit welfare recipients from using their benefits at certain types of businesses, including fortune tellers, swimming pools, cruise ships and liquor stores.

Body piercing and tattooing, spa days that include massages and manicures, purchases at jewelry stores, video arcades, lingerie shops or any sexually-oriented business, and bail bonds services are also prohibited.

”We’re trying to make sure those benefits are used the way they were intended,” state Rep. Michael O’Donnell (R) said. “This is about prosperity. This is about having a great life.”

The bill will limit the amount of benefits a Kansas family can receive to no more than 36 months of assistance in a lifetime, reports RAW STORY. The federal government allows for a 60-month limit.

via Opposing Views

Vacations and tattoos? Can you believe that’s what money was being spent on in the first place?

The problem is always going to be that you can’t completely limit what a person on welfare spends the money on, as there is always black market trading. However, it is logical that state law should require luxury cruise lines to reject anyone trying to hand them a pile of taxpayer-funded welfare dollars.

This is a principled and important piece of legislation, which will save the taxpayers’ money. Good job, Gov. Brownback!

Comments

12 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    When I was younger I was on welfare for awhile and I couldn’t wait to get off. I cant see how people can live like this. I just retire and I gotta tell ya ,all those years I worked to get here were worth it, I don’t get a big SS check but I’m proud to say, I worked for it, I earned it

  2. Diana says:

    Problem is, you can pull elf are money as cash from ATMs. So really we still have no way to regulate it. Although there are some states that if you’re not paying your rent and utilities etc. and you get turned in they then pay them. You get what’s left as a weekly allowance

  3. Linda says:

    When you pay for anything, your source of income is NEVER asked for or verified. How do they propose to restrict spending welfare money on anything?

  4. Jac says:

    Once the liberal progressives Cloward and Piven students get a hold of this, they’ll be out protesting for the poor abusers to continue to get free vacations gambling money, drug money, porno money funded by the taxpayers..

    ‘How dare you take away their right to have fun at our expense’

  5. Oma says:

    You have to be kidding. $750 a month?Come on!! In Missouri a family of 3 on TANF gets a whole whopping $278 a month plus food stamps. That won’t even pay rent here, not to mention pay utility bills and buy t.p., dish and body soap, feminine products, and the rest of the things food stamps don’t cover. If Kansas is anything like Missouri I have no idea how people got the idea these recipients are using their benefits on cruises. Yes, there are those jerks who abuse the system, but that is an astronomically low number. Most people getting benefits are poor, and getting benefits will not move them out of that income bracket. This looks like a ploy by someone to give the impression people are getting rich on welfare, an idea long gone since the 5-year limit was imposed by the Feds in 1996 under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Wise up, y’all. This is a load of gar-bage.

  6. Michelle says:

    They can just withdraw the money at an atm and spend it on whatever. A

  7. linlyons says:

    Frankly, disgusting.
    Give tax cuts to the rich.
    Make up for the problem by taking from the poor.

    You know, like the Sheriff of Nottingham.
    What a sterling example to follow.

  8. Toodumtu says:

    Now it’s just a matter of time until the ACLU and the DOJ come down on Kansas. They will first bray out it’s racist. Then they will bray that the Republicans are against anyone who gets welfare. I think the qualifications the state of Kansas has put on these recipients are just and a long time coming. Now if the rest of the states will follow suit, we’ll all be better off.

    1. Mike says:

      I love it!!

    2. Cassie says:

      I couldn’t agree with ya more……..thank you Kansas for setting a precedence and will pray that other states will follow!

    3. linlyons says:

      Oh yeah.
      ‘Cause those people that got laid off when they were 60, deserve it.
      It’s their own fault – should’a turned 40 instead.
      Serves ’em right for choosing to get old.

      1. Don says:

        What? Linlyons – Welfare is intended as “Temporary Assistance”, not a retirement plan. It’s unfortunate if you got laid off at 60, but if you haven’t planned far enough in advance for retirement, then look for work until you’re able to retire. People are living to be 90+ years old, surely you aren’t suggesting someone should be on “Temporary Assistance” for 30+ years of their life?

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