I read the following in the Associated Press today and see why people get frustrated with certain programs.
How did it ever become part of the welfare package that recipients could gamble or visit psychics or go on cruise ships or get tattoos? It does seem if recipients are so clever in figuring out how to get around the intention of welfare, they might figure out how to get a job, and, I do believe in it in certain cases.
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.