LOS ANGELES – Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneger says welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics and other businesses whose services have been deemed "inconsistent with the intent" of the program.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Schwarzenegger sent a letter to county welfare directors Monday announcing that ATMS and point-of-sale card readers in such businesses will be removed from the network that accepts California's Electronic Benefits Transfer cards.
Other businesses affected by the ban include bail bond establishments, bingo halls, cruise ships and tattoo parlors.
In June, Schwarzenegger barred welfare cards at casino ATMs following a Times report that CalWORKS cards were being used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state.
Answer by LittleBirdFly at 4:38 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by shanlaree at 4:39 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:41 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
I wonder if the psychic tells them that they will be receiving money they didn't have to earn.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:42 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:44 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by musicmom08 at 4:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
These are the kinds of things that make welfare recipients seem bad, and it never should have been allowed in the first place. Good grief!
Answer by scout_mom at 5:10 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Seems only the mega rich and lowly poor benefit from all the legal loopholes.
Life is not fair, life is not fair, life is not fair.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2010