The Moocher State Of Kalifornia Allows Welfare Recipients To Gamble Away Our Tax Dollars

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Socialism run amok. Here in my State, the Socialist State of Kalifornia, we take a load of taxes from those who work and give it to any freeloader who wants it. Sure, there are those who need a helping hand for a few months until they find work….but in my experience working the streets of a low income area in South Central, many…MANY…of these people on welfare are just too lazy to get a job. Why should they? This state pays them more for doing nothing then they can make at a entry level job. If you add kids to the equation then even more money comes in.

Want to see what our tax dollars are going to?

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.


Those cards, known as Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, look and work just like ordinary debit cards. They allow welfare recipients to access two accounts: the cash offered so needy parents can provide a home for their children while they train for better jobs, and an electronic version of food stamps that comes with rules governing where and how the benefits can be spent.

The cash benefits, however, can be withdrawn and spent just about anywhere.

The Capitol Casino, which occupies a pair of small rooms a few blocks from the legislative chambers in Sacramento, appears on the social services website showing where clients can get money. Each room has an ATM: one is so close to a poker table that a player with long arms could lean back and withdraw cash without leaving his chair; the other is a few steps from the blackjack table.

At the Casino Royale on the outskirts of Sacramento, the first thing patrons pass as they walk to the gaming floor is the ATM with a sign next to it saying, “Exceed your ATM daily limit here!!”

Out of the 52 States, California is ranked 13th in Dan Mitchell’s “Moocher” Index:

I wanted to get a better understanding of the variations in government dependency. Is there a greater willingness to sign up for income redistribution programs, all other things being equal, from one state to another? The “all other things being equal” caveat is very important, of course, since the comparison produced by CIS may simply be an indirect measure of the factors that determine welfare eligibility. One obvious (albeit crude) way of addressing this problem is to subtract each state’s poverty rate to get a measure of how many non-poor people are signed up for income-redistribution programs.

So California ranks 13th in the amount of non-poor people signing up for welfare.

No wonder they allow them to gamble with out money eh? Who cares…as long as they keep voting in the Democrats.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

5 Responses to “The Moocher State Of Kalifornia Allows Welfare Recipients To Gamble Away Our Tax Dollars”

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    Look they let them have expensive cell phones, 52 in. TVs free food, free rent, free or subsidized utilities, why would is it a surprise they let them recreate at a casino with our money a surprise.
    Next time your in line at a grocery store and the able bodied person ahead of you has their items in separate piles, like beer, wine, cigs, while the other pile has top cut meats, just suck it up and smile at more of your tax dollars at work.

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    I remember the first time I saw Food Stamp abuse. I was behind an Asian woman at Safeway in California. She had a load of stamps and upon leaving got into a brand new Mercedes. This in San Jose, CA. Nice.

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    uhmmmmm…. about that five year old link, Greg: that site’s brief explanation of fed taxes paid vs spending

    States send federal taxes to Washington and receive federal spending in return. However, some states benefit more from federal taxing and spending policies than others. Some “beneficiary” states receive a positive return from Uncle Sam, making other states “donors” who pick up the tab. The most important factor determining whether a state is a net beneficiary is per capita income. States with wealthier residents pay higher federal taxes per capita thanks to the progressive structure of the income tax. Other factors include whether states have powerful Members of Congress, the number of federal employees present in a state, and the number of residents receiving Social Security, Medicare and other federal entitlements.

    What? You mean those evil wealthy you lib/progs love to demonize pay more in taxes afterall? Thanks for substantiating that for us.

    However, it’s only that top wealthy percentile that are carrying that load. The rest of you LaLa land types? Yup… moochers.

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    so what

    people should be allwoed to do whatever they want with the money that they are entitled to.
    People qualifying for those free dollars have every right to entertainment as the rest of us. I myslef would not recommend gambling their cheques because their is a great chance that they could lose all their money.
    On the other hand they could try walking across the street and get run over by drunk high on marijuana
    without a drivers license

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