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Oh fer fuck sake! . . .:
Kansas Bans Poor People From Spending Welfare On Cruise Ships
Posted: 04/04/2015 7:30 am EDT
Kansas welfare recipients will be unable to get more than $25 per day in benefits under a new law sent this week to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's desk by the state legislature.
The bill also prohibits welfare recipients from spending their benefits at certain types of businesses, including liquor stores, fortune tellers, swimming pools and cruise ships.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/04/kansas-welfare_n_7001116.html
"We're trying to make sure those benefits are used the way they were intended," state Rep. Michael O'Donnell (R) said, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. "This is about prosperity. This is about having a great life."
No -- this is not an article from the parody news site The Onion. Kansas' right wing Republicans actually spent time, on the taxpayers dime, drafting legislation, voting on it, then having their governor sign a bill that bans people from spending welfare money on cruise ships. Apparently they just couldn't muster up the time and energy to work on rescuing their slowly disintegrating state economy, which is going straight in to the shitter after their Tea Party governor gave away the store to the oligarchs.
First off, The Gadfly challenges any conservative, any fucking where, to provide documented evidence that there is an epidemic of Kansas welfare recipients spending their benefits on Caribbean cruises, fortune tellers and swimming pools, then produce that evidence -- right goddamn now! If you cannot produce that evidence, for if indeed it were an epidemic problem there should be an abundance of it, then The Gadfly would not so kindly implore you to shut your stupid fucking pieholes and move on to the next manufactured outrage that your ideological "leaders" keep spoon feeding you.
This Kansas bill is just another red herring load of bullshit by conservatives. It's sole assholish purpose is to simply compound the already existing delusions in the fevered pea brains of their followers that everyone who is receiving some form of government assistance is a shiftless scam artist who is living high on the hog off of the blood and red, white & blue sweat of honest, hard working, conservative 'Murrikans.
Quite frankly though, The Gadfly will gladly go on the record by saying that if some economically destitute Americans have found a way to utilize $25 a day in welfare benefits to galavant off on luxury cruises, and install swimming pools in their back yards, then The Gadfly loudly applauds their ingenuity and resourcefulness and wholeheartedly believes that these are the kind of people who should be running our government and leading us forward in to the 21st century -- for if anyone has the ability to convert a measly $25 dollars a day in to a luxury lifestyle, The Gadfly sure as shit wants in on that deal.