If the Democrats aren’t trying to encourage welfare fraud, why are they trying to stop taxpayers, from using government EBT cards at Casinos, liquor stores, and so forth? Moonbattery has more…
That’s why they are making sure that EBT cards continue to be used to make cash withdrawals of other people’s money at casinos, bars, porn shops, and strip clubs, even as the nation staggers toward bankruptcy.
Democratic [New York] state lawmakers, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, have blocked welfare-reform legislation that would end “sinful spending” by preventing people receiving government benefits from withdrawing taxpayer-funded cash at jiggle and gin joints, The Post has learned.
To justify the unjustifiable, Dems fall back on their old friend moral equivalence. We are told there is no difference between drawing a paycheck from Big Government, and feeding off it as a parasite.
One reform opponent, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D- Manhattan), compared welfare recipients to municipal employees and said the government shouldn’t dictate how the taxpayer-funded checks are spent.
“Last I checked, this is America, and if somebody wants to propose that policemen, firefighters, sanitation workers, state legislators and other people paid with government funds be restricted as to what they use their money for, let them propose it,” Gottfried said.
This is yet another example of the pretzel logic of the left. And, they certainly have no problems mandating things when government money in concerned. But, these recipients are dependent democratic voters, so they cannot be ticked off. And, since they are dependent democratic voters, their taxes didn’t go up. They’ve gotta keep their dependent classes on the reservation, so letting them use government EBT cards at casinos or strip joints is A-OK.