Kansas to Ban Use of Welfare on Tattoos, Cruises, Psychics

Alexandra Jaffe, CNN, April 7, 2015

Kansas is poised to put a stop to the practice of welfare recipients using government aid to pay for psychics with a bill that cracks down on the use of welfare for fun.

It aims to encourage those receiving government aid under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to spend “more responsibly,” as Kansas state Sen. Michael O’Donnell told the Topeka Capital-Journal.

“We’re trying to make sure those benefits are used the way they were intended,” O’Donnell, vice chair of the state senate’s standing committee on public health and welfare, said. “This is about prosperity. This is about having a great life.”

Having a great life, per the bill, means that welfare recipients cannot spend their government aid on body piercings, massages, spas, tobacco, nail salons, lingerie, arcades, cruise ships or visits to psychics.

The bill also forbids spending the funds at theme parks, dog or horse racing tracks, a “sexually oriented business or any retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment, or in any business or retail establishment where minors under age 18 are not permitted.”

And it limits cash withdrawals of the funds to $25 a day, an attempt to prevent recipients from using their funds on inappropriate expenditures.

It passed last week with large support from Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign it, though his spokeswoman has said he’ll consider it carefully. {snip}

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  • Lynn Munoz

    I’m waiting to see if this actually passes and gets implemented or goes the way of a lawsuit from some idiotic group such as the ACLU claiming it unfairly targets blacks and is thus racist in intent (or some other such nonsense). OT: Strip clubs in Kansas? What would Dorothy think?

    • Of course it’ll be challenged, but the law seems likely to stand. Colorado requires food stamps recipients to perform free community service work, as well as provide proof of active job-hunting, and that was upheld. It’s not like cleaning out kennels at the Humane Society or sorting donations at the ARC thrift store is a terrible burden.

      • Lynn Munoz

        Good for Colorado. It just seems like everything the citizens try to do to save some of their tax money that goes to welfare abusers, who waste it and don’t spend it on their children or look for work, is undone. I remember a few years back, Florida lawmakers passed legislation mandating drug testing for welfare recipients. It was challenged by our “dear old pals” at the ACLU, and eventually overturned on appeal.

        • That overturn was a real shame. The US military drug-tests service members. Many businesses drug-test employees. Law-enforcement agencies do as well. It is thus obviously Constitutional to drug-test people whom one is paying.

          • Ella

            The Libs see lower-income people as “special” and deserves certain protection from the “bullying-racist” government. Near 1/4 would probably come up hot, especially for marijuana.

          • nordicman

            You don’t even have a constitutional right to welfare or subsidies in the first place,so therefore, the money you get should be seen as a privilege and not a right. Don’t like the rules? Then you don’t get the money or the free food.

  • There is a similar bill introduced in the Missouri General Assembly, that would mean that food stamps can’t be used for certain luxury foodstuffs. Unfortunately, the bill will go nowhere if someone who has money and someone who writes checks to the current House Speaker doesn’t want it to.

    • Speedy Steve

      Food coupons/EBT should be used only to purchase beans, rice, and fresh vegetables or fruit.

      • Anon

        You assume these people get food stamps, EBT and the like instead of dollars.

        You assume wrong.

      • I would extend that to include potatoes, dry pasta, bread, and most canned goods. LaTrine could then make up a batch of spaghetti (a dollar a pound for boxed, dry noodles and canned “Hunts” sauce is also cheap) if boiling a pot of water to cook the pasta and microwaving the sauce wasn’t too much work.

        • Ghost

          That is, if she could resist the urge to make a little ghetto lobster after seeing boiling water…

          • Anglokraut

            It would be better in time, statistically, to make that “lobster”. It could very well save many lives.

        • Speedy Steve

          Hunts? They should be forced to buy the store brands. The fat slobs can get exercise reaching for cheap items on the bottom shelf.

    • LexiconD1

      I saw that. They want to curb them from buying Steak and Fish, but not candy and soda pop. Stupid, and wont it fly. Nor should it. When I was on food stamps I bought a ton of fish, like tuna and salmon (canned and fresh) because my kid loves to eat them, and they are healthy. Would hamburger be considered a form of ‘steak’? How about pork, lamb, both of them can be as expensive as good cut of steak, or any fish.

      So dumb.

  • LHathaway

    This seems like a good idea. Kansans, on balance, could use to be nicer people.

    • Anon

      This brings up the other issue.

      What other issue? Kansas recently made it legal to conceal carry without a permit.

      Why? They want to create significant suspicion that large numbers of non-criminals are packing heat and will kill criminals if they so much as speak harshly.

      Think about this. CC is one thing but people who live there have a good idea who’s packing and how many. But unregulated CC creates doubt. What percentage? 1/100 a percent? One in two? Everyone? Criminals don’t know the risk until they get shot.

      Texas recently was in the news with a similar concept designed to do the same thing through a different route. Legalized open carry. This removes all doubt as criminals can clearly see the guns on people’s hips.

      What is going on here? I’ll tell you. In the last twenty years there has been a major migration of white people toward the middle 2/3 of the country. One can clearly see on a census map of race that the US has split into three distinct regions. No country in the history of the world has done that without splitting.

      The split must be imminent as there are clear attempts to push out undesirables from the good parts of the US.

      This should be either alarming or reassuring depending on where you live.

      Will you be allowed to move after such a split happens? What happened in other communist controlled areas where similar splits occurred? For example, what happened in west and east germany?

      • John Smith

        Most of the folks in KCK who weren’t allowed to own guns were already carrying.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        So, the West is Hispanic, the middle of the country and Appalachia is white, and the North-and-Southeast is black and other assorted foreign?

  • Pa Guy in NJ

    I am pretty sure their Medicaid covers massages anyway, so no loss there.

  • This will be shouted down as “racist” in 3… 2… 1…

    • Nonhumans

      They will admit that they have no tangible argument against reasonable restrictions on welfare benefits in…3..2..1….

      • Any time someone says “That’s racist”, it means they have run out of genuine arguments.

        • Lexonaut

          I came across the following a few days ago …

          Definition of a racist — someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

          But that’s basically what you said. Oh well.

        • Spaniard in LA

          Reminds me of those who play the Anti-Semitic card.

  • Luca

    No nail salons? Uh-Oh. The marches and looting will begin shortly. “No Manicures, No Peace!”

    • Dr. X

      If I recall correctly, during the Ferguson riots a hair weave shop was actually looted…

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      What sensible person would ever go to a nail salon? Those places are bacteria breeding grounds!! The “sanitizer” is often not sanitizer, just colored water, the foot baths are never cleaned out, the water re-circulates the filth from every customer through the jets, the utensils aren’t autoclaved, nail fungus is rampant, and the employees sit there and talk trash about you right in your face in their Asian language. No thanks. But I suppose if the government pays for every aspect of your existence you won’t care about those things.

  • I challenge the concept that the state owes unproductive, stupid, or down on their luck nonwhites any money at all. The concept is flawed. Government soup kitchens and flophouses are a better way to go. That’s what we did until liberals got hold of the system.

    In fact, it’s not clear to me that we even owe these people food. Let them go hungry or let them beg, or let them rake a yard for a sandwich. That’s what my grandmothers had to do in the Depression. That’s also life for homeless white men.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes! And food stamps should return to the “old days” when they could only be used on the basics; like milk, butter, cheese, flour, cereal, beans, rice, cheaper meats, etc. No processed and junk “foods”. Let poorer people cook at home, and eat more economical foods, like beans and cornbread, as many of our ancestors (and myself) did!

      • We’ve got a bumper crop of rabbits here again, and I’m going to put my .177″ Beeman air rifle to work and make the most of them.

        • Whitetrashgang

          No as a man of science , you should rise above that. Just saying.

          • I could scientifically kill them, but this would likely waste perfectly good meat. A neat little hole going all the way through wastes nothing.

          • Hilis Hatki

            You could make a tar baby and sit it in the yard… then again a rabbit might be the last thing you would catch.

          • Alden

            Shooting them is fun. Ariadne is old enough for her first daisy air rifle no?

          • She has my old Crosman. It’s the old “Backpacker” model with a detachable stock. I put a good scope on it about 20 years ago.

          • John Smith

            I’m a little leery of tularemia and while I’m not a hunter, it’s been told to me that they’re best after the first hard freeze has killed off most of the ones infested with parasites and then only before it warms up again.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Don’t you worry about tularemia?

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        No processed and junk “foods”.

        Right! Aren’t we always being told that so many blacks are overweight because poverty “forces” them to eat poorly? Then why don’t we set requirements that they eat healthily, as long as its on our dime anyway. But watch the hypocritical left go into hysterics if you suggest such a thing.

        • SentryattheGate

          Yes, good point about minority obesity (and it’s accompanying expensive diabetes epidemic)! Before IPCs on food items and computerized check-outs, somehow grocery stores enforced the basic foods for food stamps. It would be so much easier these days to have certain foods rejected.

          • John Smith

            I was behind a white woman several years ago with some kind of govt. voucher here in my little hick suburb and she was buying decent foods, including a bag of whole potatoes and the govt. wouldn’t approve purchase of potatoes.

          • Potatoes not being approved is completely crazy! They run about $2.97 for a ten-pound bag at Wal Mart, so even on an EBT card, the taxpayers aren’t getting raped.

          • John Smith

            I believe it was some kind of federal healthy food initiative that labeled potatoes as a junk food. Now if she had bought arugula….

          • PostBunnie

            If it was WIC, (most likely) the 6-10$ check for fresh/frozen fruits and veggies specifically does not cover white potatoes, only sweet potatoes. Their reasoning is that white potatoes are nutritionally lacking.

            WIC is a great program as there are specific foods you can pick. As a pregnant/nursing mom I got about 50 dollars worth of food per month. (Whole grain bread, store brand soy milk, peanut butter, cereal, tuna, cheese, eggs etc) It was a big help to cover basics.

            The only thing that irritated me was the formula side. It completely covers formula for non-breastfeeding moms. At a cost of $300+ per month. More than half of the formula consumed in the us is paid for by WIC. (Aka tax monies)

            Along with TANF stopping specifically anti-child spending, EBT reforming junk food, WIC could use some work fixing its pro-formula-ness.

        • Speedy Steve

          They usually eat the way the gigantic TV tells them to eat. Black 365.

        • Blackfish

          Yes, they can follow Michelle Obama’s rules for healthy eating!!

      • Alden

        I may be wrong but I don’t think there was any restriction on the kind of meat they could buy

      • InAFreeCountry

        I still eat beans and cornbread from time to time, but didn’t get any gubmint cheese to go with it.

      • Ghost

        I remember blocks of government cheese that came in unmarked cardboard boxes. I was just a little kid but it seems like those things were 30 pounds each.

    • Hilis Hatki

      The future looks bleak for all peoples. Less and less opportunities combined with more and more people, plus the working poor.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        It won’t end well – especially when the EBT cards stop working.

        The government can only continue to print money for so long before the entire system crashes.

        What then? ..and Cui Bono?

        It’s going to get ugly…very ugly…very quickly.

        But then, that’s the point.

        • Jason Lewis

          The zombies will come. Undead brainless parasites that destory everything in their path.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Then you’d better be prepared to defend yourself – it will be US or THEM.

          • Lexonaut

            That first picture … It’s not consistent with my recollection of how to do the hand jive.

          • Ella

            What is worse is the tax payer is forced to feed and house the zombies with no voice!

    • Blackfish

      And get people who are mentally ill into institutions where they can be cared for rather than urinating on the side of my office building in broad daylight.

  • Hilis Hatki

    I almost had a panic attack until I realized that drugs, prostitutes and cash back were not on the list and that Iam not on welfare and not in Kansas. Whew!..buzz kill… that was close.

  • Truthseeker

    As the saying goes, no one spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Why? Because when you understand the sacrifice involved in acquiring the money, you’re more personally invested in where it goes. Throw in high time preference, and you get poor spending habits that never end. Throw in the added factor of diversity, where society at large is fragmented, and few truly feel invested in the collective future of all the people(s), and you get parasites who will keep taking without regret and spending like there’s no tomorrow.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    The list of things prohibited is kind of racist.

    Does it include yoga instruction, yoga gear, campsite permits, windsurfers, mustache wax, brazillian waxes, ski wax, lift tickets, opera tickets, operating systems, audio systems, cellos, rosin, repaving your driveway, pirate’s booty, honeycrisp apples, or Apple stock?

    No?

    Well then, it appears that the law lacks Anatole France’s Majestic Equality, best to scrap welfare altogether.

    • Deacon Blue

      I don’t have any issue with providing for people who really need it be they permanently or temporarily disabled or out of work. It’s the multi-generational, gaming of the system that irks me. And if you want to ban the buying of any stocks or bonds {or options/derivatives} I am pretty cool with that too. I don’t think there is a huge problem with people using EBT cards to invest with Charles Schwab or E-Trade though I may be wrong…

    • Lexonaut

      “… the law lacks Anatole France’s Majestic Equality….”

      ——————–

      I’m too lazy to look it up. Was it he or Voltaire who wanted to guarantee the right of rich and poor alike to sleep under a bridge?

  • superlloyd

    He forget crack, colt 45, bling, rims, weaves and ‘hoes’.

  • Alexandra1973

    I would say that they could withdraw $25 daily and save up…but the kind of people we’re thinking about don’t seem to know what saving up means.

    I don’t get the cash benefit myself, just food…and I’m a bit curious as to how much in cash benefits these people get. I’m able to set aside SSI money (son is autistic) to get clothes for my son, and I’m always on the lookout for places giving away clothes (which meant dodging fat black women last time I found something like that going on).

    • Whitetrashgang

      Dodging fat black women was a Olympic sport in the 80s till it was stopped due to lack of spandex.

      • Alexandra1973

        Fortunately they weren’t pawing through the boys’ clothes that much. Managed to snag some size 14 clothes for my son. And whenever I get clothes, I always, ALWAYS wash them before they’re worn the first time.

        • Ella

          It’s better if you can find someone to give used boys clothing directly to you for free. Middle class women swap clothing often or sell/buy kids clothing at exchange shops. I buy my children’s clothes off season like at Gymboree for 2-5 bucks. Some resale shops or stores have good mark downs with acceptable clothing better than larger donation stores.

          • Alexandra1973

            There’s actually a clothing co-op not too far from me, $10 a year and you get 15 free items for kids and 30 free items for adults every month…but I seldom find anything in my son’s size. He’s in a 14.

          • I try to hit the ARC thrift store for end-of-season items. In late September 2010 I got a grab bag of 30 large men’s t-shirts for $6: everything from US Army to NASCAR and the Tennessee Tech Tennis Team.

          • LexiconD1

            Bargain racks in January are always good places to find deals on good clothes. Luckily, my son wears uniforms to school, so I got lucky there.

            I try to find good deals all year long, even though Amazon (you can get some great deal through Prime. I, HIGHLY, recommend biting the bullet and paying for a Prime membership. There is lots of things you can do with it), and I’ll buy a size, size and a half (in shoes now, since my son is 17), and save for later. I always have brand new socks and underwear hidden away too. I always say, If I don’t have new socks and underwear for my kid, then I’ve failed as a parent (maybe that’s just me 😉

    • LexiconD1

      I got the cash benefit when I was in school, it was less than $400 a month. Enough to pay off the money I was paying the school monthly (which was the ONLY reason I accepted it, plus they told me they’d go after my son’s father since he never ever paid one red cent in child support), buy gas to get to school, and personal use items like soaps, toothpaste, etc.

      I never used it to go ‘out’ to eat, or have my hair, or nails, done. I barely could pay to have my son’s hair trimmed at a barbershop. I think God my son wanted his long hair, at the time.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    welfare recipients cannot spend their government aid on body piercings, massages, spas, tobacco, nail salons, lingerie, arcades, cruise ships or visits to psychics.

    What? No psychics? How are welfare recipients supposed to choose their lotto numbers?

    At least it doesn’t include casinos or money to post bail.

    In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi.

    This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing,“ Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome.”

    Banning welfare card use anywhere …is heartless and cruel. They should be able to spend YOUR money any way they choose.

    Just like the government that panders to them.

    • Alexandra1973

      That’s more than half my allotment right there! And you know right well that won’t last a week, let alone a month, what that person bought!

      I have a good idea of what we eat and I buy accordingly. If there’s a little extra, *then* we can have a few treats. If I buy pop, I can get a 2.5 liter at Dollar General for $1, and I’m trying to lay off that. There’s a water dispenser within walking distance, 25 cents for a gallon of water…use that to water down apple juice and make it last longer.

      My local chain grocery has the “buy 5 packages of meat for $25” and I take advantage of that.

      • Who Me?

        Water dispenser? You don’t have tap water? Or is it really, really bad or what? This is not a snark, I’m really wondering about this. When we moved back into town about 12 years ago we traded nice well water for city water supply which is chlorinated and for quite awhile I could detect a “bleachy” smell/taste to the water here. I’ve gotten used to it now and don’t notice it anymore.

        • Alexandra1973

          I think my town fluoridates its water, and that is a health hazard. Good to wash with, but I prefer filtered water to drink.

    • Jason Lewis

      A lawmaker in Missouri this week is trying to pass a bill banning people from buying seafood and steak with foodstamps. He has been labled a racist of course.

    • Lobster and Porterhouse steak? My last disgusting luxury food was a watermelon popsicle.

      • InAFreeCountry

        Mine was the Taco Bell. I might get a steak on my birthday.

        • Sushi for my birthday next weekend, but we only go out to eat three times a year: on our birthdays and our anniversary.

    • carriewhite64

      I’m not sure that I can sleep tonight after reading your post and looking at the examples you included. Talk about triggering!

  • Alexandra1973

    Visits to psychics? I can just imagine Miss Cleo foretelling someone’s future now: “Uncle Sam’s not gonna let you party no more.”

  • RacialRay

    Until today, I had no idea that welfare distributions could be used for such things as luxuries and creature comforts. Do they literally hand CASH to people on public assistance? I’d always assumed it was some sort of vouchers for specific things, like rent or groceries.

    There was a time in this country when being “on welfare” was a source of shame and stigma for anyone. I distinctly recall that back in my elementary school days, blacks used the word “welfare” as an adjective when insulting one another (“welfare car” or “welfare clothes”). The brief period of time during which my wife’s large family had to make use of food stamps while her father was out of work is still a source of shame, better than 40 years later, that she and her siblings speak of in deepest humiliation.

    Despite the fact that its become some sort of status symbol to game the system, something fundamental within me would not allow me to work a scam even if I knew how. Would I like to have more money? Sure. But my conscience would not allow me to simply take it, unearned. I’d gladly settle for paying less in taxes, however, since so much of what I work for and contribute goes back out to others who do not bother to carry their own weight.

    • Alexandra1973

      I think it’s a cash benefit. I do have a food stamp card (long story) and when I use it, I choose “cash” or “food.” So here in Ohio I imagine it’s on the same card. I’m not sure what the limitations are, what you can use cash benefits on, as I don’t have that. Personally I’m glad I don’t need THAT much “assistance.”

    • Who Me?

      “Do they literally hand CASH to people on public assistance? I’d always assumed it was some sort of vouchers for specific things, like rent or groceries.”
      They sell the vouchers to other hoodrats for something like 50 cents on the dollar, (Along with the cash assistance I think they get. That’s supposed to be for buying stuff like soap and things like that–which they don’t.)

      • Alexandra1973

        My son and I go to a food pantry every month (it’s income-based and I’ve seen very few blacks…maybe it’s because my town has very few blacks and you have to be a resident) and I get soap and a couple rolls of toilet paper. I still have bars of soap I’ve saved and at the dollar store I can get a huge package of toilet paper for $10…and it lasts a few months!

        You learn how to make those dollars stretch.

        • Ella

          I know you mentioned before about EBT cards. We had a neighbour who had a very similar situation. She used food stamps after her husband walked out. When she found a good job, she eventually donated food to a local Food Bank to equal similar costs of what she took to feed her children. There are always ways to give back one day when things normalize in life. I have some health and medical bills and still undergoing tests; I have to pay out co-pays and deductibles. It’s a pain hearing all their excuses of what they don’t pay…….crooks! I’m stuck with mostly medication costs and it adds up.

      • LexiconD1

        They sell their food stamps by going to places that accept food stamp, pretend to buy products, and get nothing but a small part back in cash. The ‘store’ keeps the rest, and gets paid back by the state later, for the full amount.

        for example, The store ‘sells’ Jane $10 worth of ‘steak’, but really all they do is give Jane $4 in cash (no steak is really involved), at the end of the month, the state gives the store the full $10, they made $6 off the transaction, free, clear, and tax free, to pocket for themselves.

  • je suis paganisme

    Fine and good.

    But what about the tv Christian ministers who offer annointed prayer cloths, healing miracle oils, and the like?

    I especially was impressed by the minister who said that God had specifically selected 40 people to send him $1,000 each! Right.

    • Alexandra1973

      I once got something in the mail, “buy a prayer rug and your prayers will be answered.” I threw it out. I do NOT need to kneel on a rug to let my requests be known to God.

      • I always stamp those envelopes “REFUSED” and put them back in the mail (I had a rubber hand stamp made up). The last was for a termite inspection. We don’t have termites here because the winters are too cold for them.

    • Anglokraut

      “Prosperity Gospel and the Negro” should be included in all post CW2 history texts–maybe around fifth grade.

      • Alexandra1973

        Name and claim the bling, yo!

    • John Smith

      Robert Tilton was one of the best.

  • Deacon Blue

    This is nauseating. Not that Kansas put a stop to it but that it transpired in the first place
    to such ubiquity that it needed to be explicitly banned. However, I suppose one should
    not be shocked. Blacks believe in juju magic so the psychic part seems fitting.
    Same for the acrylic fake dragon talon nails. I was unaware of the tattoo thing though.
    They need to ban EBT dispersals at “gentlemen’s clubs”, casinos, any type of horse or
    dog racing and in most restaurants. Just how I see things. Tax dollars hard at work or
    hardly working?

    • Alexandra1973

      Back in 1994 I visited a stepsister in Reno. I was 21 and I played a few one-armed bandits (gets boring after a short time). She’d tell me about people who got their paychecks and blew it all at the casino the minute they got it. I also noticed that there were machines there where you could basically max out your credit card to play the one-armed bandits.

      I can only imagine what taxpayer dollars are going for there. EBT at casinos? That’s a huge facepalm!

    • The Dude

      Tattoos look better on whites anyway.

      • Alexandra1973

        My personal opinion, they don’t look good on anyone.

        • LexiconD1

          Not if they show, and can’t be covered up.

          As a nurse (my profession), having a visible tattoo will make it difficult, if not impossible, to find a job.

    • Michael Robert Ryan

      “This is nauseating. Not that Kansas put a stop to it but that it transpired in the first place to such ubiquity that it needed to be explicitly banned.”

      We don’t know that. For all we know, this is just another of Mencken’s imaginary hobgoblins, conjured up by a bunch of crooked politicians, which they’re using to distract us from more important stuff, like the billions in corporate welfare that’s being handed out even as they’re slashing benefits to down-on-their-luck whites who just need a helping hand. (Kansas is an overwhelmingly white state, with a paucity of blacks, and most of the benefit recipients there are likely white.)

      • Kansas City, Kansas has plenty of blacks and Hispanics.

        Wichita has a ghetto.

        Topeka also has a mini-ghetto.

        Remember, Brown v Board came out of Topeka, Kansas, not Mississippi.

    • carriewhite64

      I live near New Orleans, and know many blacks who believe in and some who practice voodoo. They pick up their hair from the barber’s or hairdresser’s floor. ‘Cause, you know, someone might get his hands on it and cast a spell. I have also heard that voodoo is practiced quite a lot among the black populations along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • guest

    Kansas would do well to scrutinize its largely tax subsidized mental “health” centers. While many of the people who go to these centers–especially retired people–are helped, a lot of
    the people on welfare who show up are actually into “chemical lobotomy” they insist upon calling “medication” and are not giving much indication of trying to get their feet back on the ground. The state entity that is supposed to oversee and regulate such centers is pretty much a façade operation. There is scant effort to examine the efficacy of what is done.

  • USofAntiWhite

    The prince albert piercing is racist by name and not allowing Black people a welfare funded prince albert is now racist by law in Kansas. Shameful, how dey pey fo dat wittowt da gibsemedat??

  • Ella

    You mean my free monies no longer pays for my hair extensions and dye. Now, I have to go back to robbing beauty stores due to whitey!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    LOL, you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip.

    • Nonhumans

      Or decency and civility out of a nonhuman.

    • Not paying child support is only illegal if one has an income. Let’s suppose N’DeSimian makes $30,000 a year peddling dope. He doesn’t pay any income taxes on that, and spends the money on bling. John and Jane Q. Taxpayer support him with welfare and food stamps while his kids, Shitavious and LaCreature (different mothers) are also supported by our friends John and Jane, along with their baby-mommas. Nobody will ever go after N’DeSimian for child-support because he has no “official” income.

      Complaining about this is “racist” in the current War On Noticing.

      • Alden

        DeSimian that’s the best one yet

        • Lexonaut

          Over at TakiMag, where I am banned for capital irreverence to staff, writer/editor Jim Goad once published a list of names he had made up for black females. My favorite was “Lactatia”.

          • One of my pet theories is that 13 year-old black mothers don’t give much thought to naming their kids, and accept suggestions from hospital interns who are rightly annoyed at having to do their internships at ghetto baby mills.

      • The Dude

        “N’DeSimeon”, “LaCreature”. I laughed my head off reading those two. You’re good…

      • Michael Robert Ryan

        That is not true. Totally not true. Ever hear of “imputed income?” You are responsible for your child support payments whether you have any on-the-books income or not.

      • LexiconD1

        I was told (I’m sure this varies by state), not paying child support has NO opt outs, including unemployment, and being in jail/prison. You still are expected to pay. I was also told, even when my child becomes an adult, I can still go after my ex, indefinitely, until he pays all the money he owes.

        I’ve decided to wait and see how my son feels about going after his father, legally, for the money he owes, after he hits 18 this August.

  • Hammerheart

    Psychics?

    a moment of silence for the deceased America

  • jim

    What about the hair weaves? If they stop that there will definitely be some complaining by the perpetually aggrieved members of society…

  • Speedy Steve

    The Hillary Clinton bucket contains 2 fat thighs, 2 small breasts and 2 left wings.

    • Anon

      All jokes aside, the problem is not and never has been poor food choice with welfare.

      The problem is the vast majority of welfare is used to buy three things….drugs, guns, and sex with children.

    • Lexonaut

      That’s really, really funny. I’d repeat it over at Mediaite except that they’re on the edge of banning me and this one might put me over the top.

      • Speedy Steve

        I’m banned at Takimag, and that’s not left-wing in the least.

        • Lexonaut

          I repeated your joke to my wife. Her reaction was similar — really mean but really funny. Anway, what a coincidence — I;m banned at TakiMag too as of about two years ago. Yes, you have to work at getting banned there. Part of the runup to my being banned was the following incident …

          Taki (I’m sure it was him) was posting as Niccolo_and_Donkey. His avatar consisted of soft-edged black and red loose rectangles on a square cream background. Someone asked him if the avatar was a Black Panthers flag. “No, you cretin” he replied angrily. “It’s a Rothko..

          When I saw that I posted the following true story …

          In what must have been the summer of 63 my sister, an accomplished artist well known in NYC art circles at the time, apartment-sat for Rothko for three months while he was in Europe for the season. She gave me a key so that I and my wife, who was then my girlfriend, would have someplace where we could be alone when my sister was out.

          Rothko’s apartment was filled with — drowning in — paintings, all of them his. There were hundreds of them, and the only artwork on the walls were more paintings of his. He had lots of books, but none of them were about art. The bedroom he was using as his studio contained the tools of his painting trade — paint rollers and tubes of premixed colors. Rothko knew he was riding a gimmick wave — and he rode it as far and as fast as he could.

          What got me in real trouble, I think, was my true statement that I could easily come up with fake new Rothko paintings forged by me — that they were very easy to create. I was marked for death from that moment.

          • Speedy Steve

            Taki does know his trendy art. He banned me after he met me because it’s a way to fight vanity. I still consider him a friend.

          • Lexonaut

            It’s clear from Taki’s writing that he’s an insufferable snob, always name dropping, always flaunting his inherited wealth. My reaction is that there have been many Olympic tennis stars, if that’s what he was, and if that’s his only accomplishment in life then he’s missed out on a lot of life that no amount of unearned yachting and haute cuisine can ever provide..

          • Speedy Steve

            Quite. But He also detests reptilian shape-shifters and can write very eloquently about their shenanigans.

  • Reynardine

    Hooray for the state in which I currently live!

  • IstvanIN

    In NJ you take your EBT card to the ATM and get cash. Problem with rascism solved.

    • Dr. X

      Not just NJ. Last year, the New York State Assembly refused to pass legislation banning the use of EBT cash debits at strip joints, liquor stores, casinos and bars. The Speaker of the Assembly, a member of a certain — ahem — “tribe,” refused to allow a vote on the bill. (Incidentally, he was arrested this year for allegedly taking between $4 million and $6 million in bribes and kickbacks…)

      • John Smith

        Maine had people using their EBT cards in Orlando at Disneyworld.

    • Alden

      Almost all states combine the cash and food stamps on one card
      After they get the cash from the ATM they can spend it as they see fit

  • Alden

    Passes shamasses the courts will overthrow it as they overthrow every law the SPLC ACLU NAACP et al does not like

    • archer

      You’re right, but the time is coming when we will not be able to keep printing or borrowing money to pay for these excesses, when that happens, things will become interesting.

  • Alden

    7-11s will go bankrupt and the state will be sued for racism
    Against Asian and Indian franchisees

  • Robb

    This one does not even matter. Similar laws all over the country. The “clients” just use the closest ATM, grab the cash, then hit the strip club or tattoo parlor. You are able to withdraw cash on all sorts of benefits.

    • The welfare ATM scam is merely a scheme designed to put untraceable taxpayer cash into the hands of the drug cartels. Whenever you read about Mexican narcos killing someone, your tax money did that.

      • Alden

        Back before they got the ATM cards they cashed the checks and used the cash What’s the difference?

  • Anon

    And it limits cash withdrawals of the funds to $25 a day

    And here we have it….slipped by in a comment, unnoticed. Welfare, for generations was illegal because people knew that the lower classes, had little interest in using money to survive but would mostly use money for debauchery, then starve, creating a cycle of more and more money until economic collapse. Literally, this money would bend the collective national effort from being upwardly mobile toward being more and more evil, anti-life and then dead. In case you’ve been under a rock the last decade or two, this is exactly what is happening. For much longer, welfare was illegal for blacks because it was understood they would go much farther and would use whatever money given to them for drugs and weapons and then go out and murder and rape whites while high. This pretty much sums up exactly what happened in the 60’s and 70’s resulting in the need to keep about a third of them in prison to keep them from burning down society.

    Welfare reform was supposed to be about preventing any of this while making welfare available to keep these chuckleheads from dying en masse….upsetting goodly folk who just don’t understand how very different these people are from them.

    If you ask the average person about welfare, they will talk about food stamps and various programs to make sure the bills get paid without giving cash handouts then go directly into buying drugs and AK-47’s. Mysteriously, the drugs and AK-47’s have become a major black market economy among a huge group of people with no visible income.

    And here we have why. Welfare reform is a lie and they do, in fact get significant cash handouts, used almost exclusively to buy drugs and guns, with the occasional lapdance thrown in. And I am willing to bet that almost all the increase in welfare under Obama, is cash that goes straight into this evil black market nonsense.

    We are so far gone, that, reform, even the minor reform of this level is….controversial.

    A collapse is inevitable. Or rather, there is no way, given a choice, those who produce, will allow the fruits of their labor to continue to be used this way while they are given less and less and treated more and more like slaves.

    Don’t think it will happen? Let me tell you something. I make my money as a day trader. And I noticed a curious thing recently about Bitcoin. The media propaganda likes to remind people that one major Bitcoin investor is now doing time for the severely trumped up charges of allowing money used by others to by illegal goods without somehow preventing them. A crime analogous to the CEO of a company being jailed because someone who sold his stock at a profit used the money to buy a small amount of drugs, and nevermind no one knows who that is or if the event actually happened or that there is no way he should be responsible. This simply made sure, those who use this are extra sure to remain anonymous…..which is what the technology does….prevent anyone else but those involved from knowing anything about economic transactions or even who they are doing business with. Such things allow trade without oversight, without limits, borders and most importantly it makes taxation impossible. Nobody knows who owns what or is trading what with whom while still maintaining control…a MAJOR leap forward is the concept of a currency.

    Quietly, unnoticed, and certainly not in the news, Bitcoin started to be traded on the spot market like the other 147 currencies. Not even china’s currency had that privilege until relatively recently. It means three things. The first is that Bitcoin is here to stay. The second is that it has become liquid. In other words, more and more, the average person can access it in large quantities….invest in it, trade it….use it.

    Most importantly, it works as a concept. People want this. And by people I mean, powerful people. The ones who control the worlds wealth and are tired of half of it going to provide crack and explode the number of bad people in the world.

    I suspect…no…I KNOW, right now there is probably billions, soon to be trillions being traded this way. No, not with Bitcoin but with something very much like it.

    The world and the US is supposedly in the midst of a major economic depression….a mass shrinking of trade, production, employment. Don’t you believe it. A chunk of it is just being done off the books. Once it hits a certain threshold, the old system will be allowed to collapse.

    You will know this is about to happen when certain businesses, probably not in the western world at first, start offering good jobs but not for money…..for “credits”. Or for something very much like a pre-paid VISA good only at stores within the network (which there will then be a scramble to join). Governments will try to stop it and fail. Then collapse.

    • Who Me?

      “You will know this is about to happen when certain businesses, probably not in the western world at first, start offering good jobs but not for money…..for “credits”. Or for something very much like a pre-paid VISA good only at stores within the network ”
      ———————–
      This sounds very much like a large scale form of the “company store” system used in the early 1900’s in the Appalachian regions, where coal miners got “company script” as pay, that was good only at “company stores”, thus keeping them impoverished and indebted. (“I owe my soul to the company store”–16 Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford)

  • InAFreeCountry

    In Washington, DC, it’s possible for someone on welfare to make the equivalent of $20/hr for no work, according to National Review in August 2013.

  • That’s great! Now let them pass a similar bill for politicians, who also feed from the public trough.

    • They always exempt themselves, as congress did when they forced Oogaboogacare on the US public.

      • Alexandra1973

        My pastor used that to illustrate what a hypocrite was in a recent sermon.

  • The Dude

    “… establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.”

    Just say “strip club” for God’s sake! Lol, white people…

    On a more serious note, good law.

    • Alexandra1973

      You’d think they’d get all the “adult entertainment” for free with each other…in their nests.

      • The Dude

        “You’d think they’d get all the “adult entertainment” for free with each other…in their nests.”

        Men… What are you gonna do!

        “some black dude in a diaper in a bathroom taking a selfie.”

        That’s some top-notch adult (and baby) entertainment right there!

  • Realist.44

    Well then how are all those black women with “white wimmens hair” neuroses going to get their “bad hair” (their words) “fixed”? Plus if they can’t get their super-long poo and dander filled frito cornchip nails done and become presentable/desirable for the menfolk how will they be able to have ten kids by different fathers? All for YT to support no less.

  • nordicman

    The South and other Midwest “flyover states” aren’t as PC or tolerant of what’s going on as are the whites living in the East and West Coasts. Come to the Southern towns and rural areas and try the ‘black lives matter’ or ‘La Raza’ marches and the cowboys will boot them out in a second.