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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2011, 05:15:02 PM »
Do the people that use these cards even vote? I doubt it.

I guess the pols that allow it get votes from the 'community organizers' and their sheeple.

I don't get it either.

The way some of these local machines run I wouldn't doubt it. I'm sure they can be convinced to spend a few hours once every election cycle getting bused to the polls.  ::)

Accounts of voters being bussed are overblown.

Democrats enjoy a decided advantage in registered voters of the middle class.

It is only the very rich and those who are easily led astray that end up favoring the Republicans.

I think the stats suggest that there are more Dems registered but I'm not aware of any breakdown by income levels.

I don't know this either but I would guess that Republicans actually vote more regularly. The rolls don't mean a thing without the votes.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2011, 06:26:39 PM »
It is a board for politics, is it not?

Yes, but we aren't talking about Democrats and Republicans. Do you think someone on public assistance should be buying themselves booze and cigarettes with taxpayer funds? 
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2011, 06:28:40 PM »
Do the people that use these cards even vote? I doubt it.

I guess the pols that allow it get votes from the 'community organizers' and their sheeple.

I don't get it either.

The way some of these local machines run I wouldn't doubt it. I'm sure they can be convinced to spend a few hours once every election cycle getting bused to the polls.  ::)

Accounts of voters being bussed are overblown.

Democrats enjoy a decided advantage in registered voters of the middle class.

It is only the very rich and those who are easily led astray that end up favoring the Republicans.

I think the stats suggest that there are more Dems registered but I'm not aware of any breakdown by income levels.

I don't know this either but I would guess that Republicans actually vote more regularly. The rolls don't mean a thing without the votes.

In any case, I tend to doubt that many of those on public assistance in CA are voting for the GOP.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 06:29:44 PM »
Pen, we can agree that that's a "travesty", right?
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2011, 06:41:38 PM »
Pen, we can agree that that's a "travesty", right?

I'd love to hear the defense of this one. If I were running against any of those who killed the bill I'd hammer this point until the cows came home.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2011, 06:51:19 PM »
Pen, we can agree that that's a "travesty", right?

I'd love to hear the defense of this one. If I were running against any of those who killed the bill I'd hammer this point until the cows came home.

“You would think a simple common sense reform like trying to make sure taxpayer money is not used for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco would find bi-partisan support,” Senator Dutton said.

Right! You'd think so...



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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2011, 06:57:27 PM »
I saw in the article where The Governator banned the use of the cards in Casinos but I don't know why he didn't extend that to liquor and tobacco.  ???
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2011, 07:01:24 PM »
I saw in the article where The Governator banned the use of the cards in Casinos but I don't know why he didn't extend that to liquor and tobacco.  ???

I hope that was done just in case and not in response to people actually doing that.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2011, 07:05:34 PM »
I saw in the article where The Governator banned the use of the cards in Casinos but I don't know why he didn't extend that to liquor and tobacco.  ???

I hope that was done just in case and not in response to people actually doing that.

Actually I think it was happening with regularity and the press began covering it. It took all of that for any pol to even make an effort at doing the right thing.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2011, 07:07:50 PM »
"Last year a Los Angeles newspaper exposed perceived abuses by welfare recipients who used their EBT cards at Indian gaming casinos, strip clubs, and cruise ships as well as out-of-state casinos.  Then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order prohibiting California casinos from accepting the cards.  However, the order did not address use of welfare benefits to purchase alcohol and tobacco."
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -Eisenhower

 


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