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Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick vetoes ban on purchasing tattoos, manicures, porn with EBT
Daily Caller ^ | 7-9-12 | Caroline May

Posted on 07/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed the state legislature’s 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 state’s $32.5 billion budget.

According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislature’s 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.

“I’m 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bail; bodypiercings; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; ebt; guns; manicures; massachusetts; patrick; porn; pornification; tattoos; taxdollarsatwork; welfare; welfarestate; youpayforthis
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK....
1 posted on 07/09/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

how do you think he got elected?


2 posted on 07/09/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tcrlaf

Parasites should be humiliated or else it becomes a way of life


3 posted on 07/09/2012 1:22:05 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 1:24:27 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tcrlaf

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???


5 posted on 07/09/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: tcrlaf

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.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 1:25:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: tcrlaf
"Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick"
7 posted on 07/09/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tcrlaf; Slings and Arrows
The peasants would revolt otherwise.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 1:26:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: The Great RJ
Are the taxpayers in Massachusetts all idiots that they would tolerate this BS???

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?

9 posted on 07/09/2012 1:29:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: nascarnation

saw that..
$64,000 in Withdrawals from CASINO cash machines in April, ALONE


10 posted on 07/09/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
“I’m 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.

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!!??

11 posted on 07/09/2012 1:40:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: tcrlaf

I was quite shocked they did the investigation, I know it’s local, but a SeeBS affiliate


12 posted on 07/09/2012 1:42:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Why do you think we call them Massholes?

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.

13 posted on 07/09/2012 1:44:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Sam, I fled Mass 10 years ago for NH, a good deal more sanity up here.


14 posted on 07/09/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: tcrlaf

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


15 posted on 07/09/2012 1:55:52 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: tcrlaf

Can you use your EBT card to make online campaign contributions to Democrats in Massachusetts?

Just curious.


16 posted on 07/09/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tcrlaf
This notion of humiliating poor people...

How about not humiliating working people, the tax payers who are forced to pay for this crap.

17 posted on 07/09/2012 2:16:09 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Little Bill
Sam, I fled Mass 10 years ago for NH, a good deal more sanity up here.

a bit less if measured per-capita.

18 posted on 07/09/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

My family fled NY in 1833, we know sanity.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 2:41:52 PM PDT by Little Bill
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To: nascarnation

Is there a way to see EBT purchases by state?


21 posted on 07/09/2012 2:47:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: OrangeHoof
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.

bump.

22 posted on 07/09/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: Jane Long

Apparently the media guy was able to get it in Indiana from the state govt.

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/state-welfare-money-being-squandered


23 posted on 07/09/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tcrlaf

Nancy Pelosi DID say food stamps and unemployment are great economic stimulus


24 posted on 07/09/2012 4:02:19 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: tcrlaf

Nancy Pelosi DID say food stamps and unemployment are great economic stimulus


25 posted on 07/09/2012 4:02:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: hecht

Just as Franklin said:

“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”


26 posted on 07/09/2012 4:44:40 PM PDT by RightSight
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Don’t forget to add Romney to the list of fools that have been elected here. BTW, if you think the only place this is happening is Massachusetts, you should paint yourself with the same broad brush you are waving at me.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 5:43:21 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: j_tull
if you think the only place this is happening is Massachusetts, you should paint yourself with the same broad brush you are waving at me.

Hell I didn't even know you were there, but if the shoe don't fit...don't wear it.

Besides, we just elected uber-conservative Republican Governor Paul LePage, and the first Republican controlled Statehouse in over 40 years.

Olympia Snowe just quit, because she got sick of being called a RINO.

You got anything like that?

28 posted on 07/09/2012 6:10:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
You got anything like that?

I wish. Love your Gov! The Dims are all sideways with his comments equating the IRS with the Gestapo. Here in MA4, we do have a legit conservative Tea Party candidate running against a Kennedy runt. There is hope. Cheers.

29 posted on 07/09/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: BitWielder1

Poor people should be humiliated, that will force them to get off their butts so they aren’t poor anymore.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 6:25:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Can you use your EBT card to make online campaign contributions to Democrats in Massachusetts?”

YES....


31 posted on 07/09/2012 10:07:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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