3 years ago
joebiden
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Governor Snyder of Michigan is to Block Welfare Use at Certain ATMs
These will include liquor stores, race tracks, and strip clubs. What do you all think of this. Clearly, we don't want welfare money to be used for anything other than helping the very poor live their lives. Still, picking expenses for poor people almost always ends poorly. Check out the charity Give Directly, which gives lump sum cash payments with no restrictions or requirements. I think this is a good idea, because people know how to spend their own money. But, I'm conflicted, anyone who spends welfare money on illicit activities is wasting taxpayer money.
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Interesting question, and I think this is a good move in theory. But so was communism. Think about why most economists agree that restricting welfare spending doesn't work--it costs more to enforce than it saves.