California wonders why?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zev0, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    California wonders why it's going broke? The following is from the LA Times.

    California welfare recipients using state-issued debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million in taxpayer cash on casino floors between October 2009 and last month, state officials said Thursday.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to "meet the basic subsistence needs" of their families. The order also gave the state Department of Social Services seven days to produce a plan to reduce other types of "waste, fraud and abuse" in the welfare program.

    The moves came after The Times reported Wednesday that officials at the department failed to notice for years that welfare recipients could use the state-issued cards to withdraw taxpayer cash at more than half of the tribal casinos and state-licensed poker rooms in California. The state initiated the debit card program in 2002.

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Come on red! Papa needs a new grille!
  3. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    that's not the only thing you can do with em. You can play bones or dice with the homies and trade em for crack too.
  4. moondog

    moondog Member

    They told the *** people they could get married and they got real happy and lined up to give the state money then they told them no, can't do it ?

    Did ya'll ever work that out ?

    Seems like a cash cow, no brainer to me !

    And the taxes from the legal weed, that's got to be in the trillions !

    Where is all that going ?
  5. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    i live in florida and i see everyone using food stamp cards now.the free loaders are taking the place down.

    its only legal with a prescription.if they legalized it,they could make a lot of money.
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Food stamps are a strange thing. I survive on early payout SS

    I live on early payout SSI due to disability - it is significantly more than what SSD pays, but it still isn't a LOT of money. Every month I run out of money before I run out of month, which is just the way it is. If my car breaks down, I'm gonna be stranded, as there is no way I can afford even fairly minor repairs. So, I applied for food stamps, and got that type of "aid" A whopping $16/month worth. I just got a 90 day supply of my medications - retail cost total $1,926.00. Fortunately, the actual out-of-pocket cost through the mail order pharmacy service my insurance sompany provides was one heck of a lot less - just $31.00. However, now I'm in the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole", and come the end of Sept insurance will cover none of the costs before Next year. Ain't life grand?

    Welfare and other types of aid are widely abused. Heck, I know a bunch of folks on SSD who work "under the table" - basically committing fraud. I say cancel them all, and let the strong survive - which means me, as well.
  7. plinko

    plinko Member

    The rest of america Is heading towards california's downfall. So ****ed broke yet sandra bullock makes 20 million a film or lady ga ga makes 5 million a show.It's all lies and media bullsh!t