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Your Money at Work: Welfare Cash Spent on Strippers, Booze and Porn Shops

southern tom Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:49 PM
...AT a cool trillion per year (2012), WELFARE is the "entitlement" that needs to be abolished...
melfan Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:43 PM
Work or starve!

My father grew up in the depression and worked from the age of 8, didn't hurt him one bit. gave him a work ethic that he instilled in me.

The only people who should be getting government assistance are people who have worked all their lives, paid into the system but for reason not their fault came on hard times.

An old person who worked for 60 years gets tossed out of their home for not paying a $500 property tax while a 20 something bum sits on his a$$ pumping out kids and gets all the money he needs! That is truly messed up!

And yes, I have seen the above situation more than once!

If you earn a middle class paycheck like a lot of Americans do, you saw your Social Security taxes increase last week thanks to the so called fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Considering the system is totally broke, losing that extra cash to the government "lock box" makes you think about where that money, and the rest of your tax dollars are actually going. The New York Post has discovered through an investigation that welfare recipients using EBT cards (which work like debit cards filled with taxpayer money, just swipe and...