Skip to comments.Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick vetoes ban on purchasing tattoos, manicures, porn with EBT
Posted on 07/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed the state legislatures attempt to ban the use of EBT cards or food stamps to purchase items such as tattoos, porn and jewelry. Patrick vetoed the reforms Sunday while signing the states $32.5 billion budget.
According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislatures stab at banning the purchase of specific items like manicures, tattoos, guns, porn, body piercings, jewelry, and bail by saying the move was political grandstanding at a time when such reforms are already on track elsewhere.
Im not going to do anything that makes vulnerable people beg for their benefits. This notion of humiliating poor people has got to be separated from how we make a program, and frankly separated and disposed of, from how we make a program work and work well, Patrick said.
Patrick allowed bans on the use of EBT cards in establishments known for the sale of seemingly controversial items such as tattoo parlors, gun shops, casinos, cruise ships, and adult entertainment facilities - to stand.
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how do you think he got elected?
Parasites should be humiliated or else it becomes a way of life
A local tv station here in Indiana got a computer file of all the purchases made with TANF (welfare) on EBT cards.
It was amazing
Hawaii, Vegas, Puerto Rico, Disney (Fl & Ca), Nevada brothels, and so many more.
It is bad enough that EBT food stamps are used to purchase junk food, but this is ridiculous. Are the taxpayers in Massachusetts all idiots that they would tolerate this BS???
Inaccurate report — the same cards that are used for foodstamps (now SNAP) can also be used to distribute supplemental cash bennies. Foodstamp funds can’t buy porn any more than they can buy soap.
That being said, it ought to be a disqualifier to the recipient, if not to the business, if they use the bennies for tattoos and porn. I could see maybe a manicure to prepare for a job interview but that would be about it. Anyhow, policing it on the recipient end might be an easier way to administer the system, for all I know.
Yeah, probably. They elected this idiot didn't they? As well as Lie-awatha, Bawney Fwank and, of course, the various Kennedys. You ought to see the way they drive.
Why do you think we call them Massholes?
$64,000 in Withdrawals from CASINO cash machines in April, ALONE
I wonder what this piece of human excerment would say if someone tried to purchaes a shotgun or, at the least, ammunition with an EBT card?
Perhaps, something like, "Poor people don't need guns or ammo."
Maybe. But seriously...WHAT THE F*** DO THEY NEED WITH A TATTOO!!??
I was quite shocked they did the investigation, I know it’s local, but a SeeBS affiliate
Careful there. It gives me no pleasure to have to live in this cesspool and I do not consider myself a Masshole. Along with a great many other stranded here. There are many who truly deserve the moniker but they are a completely different species.
I'd much rather be in PA or TX or Idaho.
Sam, I fled Mass 10 years ago for NH, a good deal more sanity up here.
And there you have it.....the decades long fight for reparations has culminated in the long-overdue and righteously earned tattoo, manicure or pornographic DVD. /s
Can you use your EBT card to make online campaign contributions to Democrats in Massachusetts?
a bit less if measured per-capita.
Tattoos must be incredibly cheap given all the truly ignorant people I’ve seen wearing a whole bunch of them. Of course, if you can finance them with food stamps, why not get 20 or 30? After all, you need to express yourself as the individual clueless lemming you are.
My family fled NY in 1833, we know sanity.