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GOP Move to Block Welfare Money from Being Spent at Strip Clubs Assailed
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Feb 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 02/05/2012 10:56:11 AM PST by John Semmens

A Republican bill that would bar welfare benefits from being spent at strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores was assailed by Melissa Boteach, of the liberal Center for American Progress.

“This is wrong on so many levels,” Boteach claimed. “Right off, it’s an invasion of privacy. The government has no business telling people how to spend their money. These aren’t children we’re dealing with. They’re adults with adult urges and needs. They have a right to meet these needs as they see fit.”

“Besides, being poor is depressing,” Boteach added. “These people may have more than an average need for the diversions provided by these types of businesses.”

“Likewise, the businesses targeted in the bill have every right to solicit customers from all classes of society,” Boteach continued. “Patronage shouldn’t be restricted by government intervention.”

“And let’s not overlook the macroeconomic effects the bill would impose,” Boteach reminded. “The president has emphasized again and again how important it is to maintain spending if the economy is to grow. Few businesses can burn through a bankroll as rapidly as strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores. Dampening the customer traffic at these places would be out-of-step with the President’s plan.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/02/04/president-claims-jesus-would-vote-for-me/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: gambling; poverty; satire; sex

1 posted on 02/05/2012 10:56:22 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
“This is wrong on so many levels,” Boteach claimed. “Right off, it’s an invasion of privacy. The government has no business telling people how to spend their money. These aren’t children we’re dealing with. They’re adults with adult urges and needs. They have a right to meet these needs as they see fit.”

It's not "their" money

2 posted on 02/05/2012 11:05:29 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: John Semmens

So then in theory I can’t spend the food stamps on boobies?
Well just damn.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 11:06:56 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Keywords are your friend.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 11:08:11 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: John Semmens

Almost got me. Checked just in time to see if it was satire.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 11:09:34 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

If it was truly their money, she would be spot on about the “man” not interfering with how one spends it. When it is my money, however small a percentage it is, I do have something to say about it. The CFO in my house would for sure have something to say about it if I was spending “our” money at a strip club. LOL!


6 posted on 02/05/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by rktman
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To: John Semmens

“their money”

Mah check. My EBT. My Obama Stash. My Government-Sponsored-Paid-For-By-Working-Folk-reparations.

These parasites don’t have enough foresight to see that when it ends, it’s going to be back to the biblical “you don’t work, you don’t eat.”

And when you have spent generations now unlearning how to earn your keep, that means you are pretty much SOL.


7 posted on 02/05/2012 11:12:47 AM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: John Semmens

Your work is so close to reality as to be down right scary. here in Virginia the left is going ballistic over a measure to drug screen recipients of certain forms of welfare.


8 posted on 02/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: John Semmens; All
--too close to real , John-

-soon after casino gambling got to Deadwood, SD, a welfare recipient was caught trying to establish that her mother really won the $25000 on a slot machine as the win would affect her "benefits'--in the newspaper furor over that, one of the state welfare office personnel defended welfare recipients gambling--"they are entitled to have fun, too"--

9 posted on 02/05/2012 11:15:55 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: John Semmens
These aren’t children we’re dealing with. They’re adults with adult urges and needs.

Most of them are only "adults" in the sense that they have reached a certain age. They are not adults in the sense that they take care of themselves. They are physical adults, but mental children. Being a true adult means that you take care of yourself and your family - and are RESPONSIBLE.

10 posted on 02/05/2012 11:20:05 AM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: John Semmens
Actually Miss Boteach it's an invasion of my wallet.
The shirt off my back for those in genuine need shiite for those who want my money for booze and strip clubs!
11 posted on 02/05/2012 11:20:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: John Semmens

John, I’m growing immune or you’re losing your touch. I knew before I saw your byline. Actually you might not be losing your touch at all judging by some of the responses.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 11:21:21 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: John Semmens

Good piece, my FRiend.

“The government has no business telling people how to spend their money. “

Best line of the whole article. The ‘lie’ that is mixed with the ‘truth’?


13 posted on 02/05/2012 11:23:39 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: John Semmens

Welfare benefits being spent at strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores.
Obama&Co. has doubled welfare spending for the POOR,looks like the poor likes it’s money for a vote after all.
Why work when the feds feed you?.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 11:25:06 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: John Semmens

I hope Melissa is not related to Rebbe Schmuley Boteach.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 11:26:13 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: John Semmens

Maybe they could try spending the money on their children getting food and clothing.


16 posted on 02/05/2012 11:38:09 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: John Semmens
” If of thy mortal goods thy art bereft
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thy are left,
Sell one and from your dole,
Buy strippers to feed thy soul.”

Government amended version of Sadi poem

17 posted on 02/05/2012 11:44:19 AM PST by dog breath
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
It's not "their" money

Exactly - when the Government gives our money to businesses and States, there are strings attached. The complainer may not reralize what the words "that's so wrong" mean. As far as I'm concerned, folks on welfare should be forced to give up amenities and have them give up more as they add time on the dole, until they are just subsisting and have no recreational cash. In fact, they should have to eat at communal cafeterias instead of getting cash for food.

18 posted on 02/05/2012 11:54:18 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: John Semmens
Dampening the customer traffic at these places would be out-of-step with the President’s plan.

So obumbler's plan is to revive the economy by increasing spending at strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores =) Hope someone runs that in an ad.
19 posted on 02/05/2012 12:05:51 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: John Semmens

Ms Boteach, if it was their money we would care if spent it on 0’s re-election, however it’s not theirs, it’s THE TAXPAYERS money.


20 posted on 02/05/2012 5:13:39 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: John Semmens
OK.
This semi-satire almost got me again!
21 posted on 02/05/2012 8:17:39 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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