Skip to comments.Still OK to withdraw welfare benefits at ATMs in Colorado strip clubs
Posted on 04/07/2013 2:24:23 AM PDT by markomalley
An attempt by Colorado lawmakers to ban welfare recipients from withdrawing their benefits at ATMs located inside strip clubs was killed by Democrats Thursday night, even though the state Houses third-ranking Democratic legislator supported the measure.
Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon lent his support to the Republican-led proposal, offered as an amendment during a debate on the state budget Thursday night, because it would hew to a similar federal rule, according to the Denver Post. Pabon introduced a bill on the issue two years ago, but it didnt clear the state Senate.
State welfare recipients receive their benefits on debit cards that can be used for purchases just like credit cards or to withdraw cash from ATMs. Current rules already prohibit them from withdrawing money at ATMs located in liquor stores, casinos, bingo parlors and gun stores, but the strip club loophole has never been closed.
If youre on the dole, you shouldnt be on the pole, the Post quotes one Republican lawmaker as quipping when she brought up the amendment.
When he introduced a bill to ban ATM withdrawals in strip clubs in 2011, Pabon said he was worried that taxpayer money was being paid to strippers rather than used for food or to pay bills. He also cited the typically high withdrawal fees charged at ATMs in adult entertainment businesses.
But Democrats defeated the amendment Thursday, with the Post reporting that one lawmaker said people who live in poor areas and dont have cars might not have a choice but to use a strip club ATM.
What if the ATM was in the cellar of a Catholic church, or the back wall of a liquor store, or at the BATF headquarters, or the CPUSA headquarters or ...
An ATM is an ATM no matter WHERE it is.
I am more repulsed to the fact that they can not use it in a gun store.
So, Democrats there don’t care about welfare recipients stuffing a bill down some hoochie’s drawers, but they’ll be damned if they’ll let one use his ATM at a frigging GUN STORE!
Them babies don’t needs no formula or diapers.
I needs my porn.
Wow. Money for nothing and the chicks for free!
And the welfare lobbyists,it’s all about business to them not helping people.
The liberal logic is that welfare is good for business,see Nancy P.
Colorado strippers can now rejoice! EBT cards are still legal to use in clubs. /sarc