When you subsidize something, you get more of it. And when you give people free money, they will abuse the privilege.
Hence the following from the NY Post:
They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx…
The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
If you want to get drunk and/or go to a strip club, go right ahead. But sticking me with the bill is not cool. I didn’t even get to see anything.
This is what the Democrats want. They want as many people to be dependent on them as possible. They want to hand out “free” stuff. They want to buy votes with your money.
So keep voting for them, libs. Suckers.
P.S. Once again: The Democrats want this.