Congress has banned using EBT (i.e., food stamp debit cards) at casinos, strip clubs, and liquor stores!
Rep Gwen Moore asked, “What stops people from going to Whole Foods and using their EBT card there and then going to the casino?” during debate. I would assume she was arguing on the "they're going to do it anyway, so why not make it easy for them?" mode of thought that floods our schools with free condoms and rides to abortion clinics without notifying parents first.
I have an easy but painful truth to answer her with: most people (not all by far, but most) that are on welfare do not have the ability to plan their actions ahead. Nor are they interested in cultivating that ability. They also do not like to be inconvenienced, so likely will just get angry that they can't gamble/get lap dances/buy booze, scream at management, then go home.
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