Monday, March 14, 2011

Shaking My Head In Disbelief

The Shekel posted here about how an effort to prohibit welfare recipients from using the government issued ATM cards at strip clubs.  (Liquor stores, casinos, and gun clubs are already prohibited places to use your welfare ATM card.)  I found The Shekel's description of why the legislators decided to not put strip clubs on the banned list so absurd that I had to go read the Denver Post article he links.  (I do not link to it myself because the Denver Post is part of the Righthaven racket.)  And indeed, one of the activists on behalf of "working women" insists that such a ban "stereotyped how money would be spent."  (Oooh!  I've quoted eight words from the article!  Is Righthaven going to file suit?)  Do we really believe that there are welfare recipients for whom a strip club is the only place to get cash?

2 comments:

Rorschach said...

I would not be surprised if the welfare recipient was actually a dancer at the club (they work as independent contractors and keep the tips)and was simply not reporting her income from the establishment.

Robin said...

So ... you've seen the bumper sticker with a profile of a exotic dancer with the text "I support single mothers" ...