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Another Entitlement WTF moment?

... And I don't mean winning the future..  To think that bureaucrats have to spend time/money writing a bill because of the Death of Common Sense...

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DENVER (AP) – A bill to ban the use of public assistance cards at strip club ATMs got initial approval from lawmakers but not before a light-hearted debate.

House Democrats offered several amendments to the Rep. Dan Pabon’s bill Monday, including naming the legislation “The Dan Pabon Valentine’s Day Strip Club Public Assistance Act of 2011.”

Another amendment said the law should not be in effect at any time at Rep. Mark Waller’s “place of residence.”

The cards, similar to ATM cards, give recipients access to food stamps and other public assistance.

The House approved the bill on second reading, without the amendments, and faces another vote before going to the Senate.

The law already prohibits people from using their public assistance cards at ATMs in casinos, racetracks, and liquor stores.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:07 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • source?


    Whats the issue? they are closing a loophole...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • But don't people DESERVE to use their (okay other people's) money however they like? If they choose to let their kids go without heat and food so they can see naked women who are we to take away their choice! This bill is unfair!
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • The underlined blue bit is a link Sweet :)
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 12:10 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • LOL @ SuperChicken's comment
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 12:15 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Thanks SuperChicken!!!!
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 12:18 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • My DH is in the ATM business; it's stupid things like this that give him heartburn. If people don't use their card at an ATM in a strip club, they will use it at an ATM next door and just go back to the strip club. How about spending some time on important issues?
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 12:34 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • They may use the ATM next door and still spend it at the club, but they likely will not spend as much. It is like going to the Casino with a card when you are there if you only take in XX amount in cash and not your credit card you will not spend near as much. Not that I really think they should be using their state aid on this, but if they have to constantly go and get cash across the street they probably will not drain all the funds in one night.

    Alanaplus3

    Answer by Alanaplus3 at 2:30 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Good idea but how are they going to stop it? ATMs at strip clubs look and work the same as those at the bank don't they?
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:40 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • wow. i wonder how they can block it but i do understand it. i was in a situation where i only got 348 dollars a month before hubby found his job and i would go to the atm , but we used that money for toilet paper,medicine ,gas ,car insurance so hubby could look for work. i cannot envision someone using it at a strip club but we do know their are morons out there.
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 2:45 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • And ppl wonder why a new law is created every time we blink ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 2:57 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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