Is it wrong to assume that the purpose of food stamps is to buy, well, food? Apparently it is in California.
The California welfare program provides welfare recipients electronic food stamps in the form of a debit card. These cards called electronic transfer of benefits, or EBTs, allow recipients to withdraw money at ATMs - even ones in casinos and strip clubs.
In the last six months, the debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million of taxpayer cash on casino floors. Upon realizing that this has been happening for years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise to use cash benefits only to "meet the basic subsistence needs" of their families.
What do you think - is this an outrage? Or is it none of anyone's business?