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Perfect23
07-10-2012, 06:08 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/09/Massachusetts-Gov-Vetoes-Bill-That-Would-Ban-Purchase-of-Porn-and-Tattoos-With-Food-Stamps

And people wonder why they don't like giving up there tax dollars for food stamps or welfare.

Locke
07-10-2012, 06:20 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/09/Massachusetts-Gov-Vetoes-Bill-That-Would-Ban-Purchase-of-Porn-and-Tattoos-With-Food-Stamps

And people wonder why they don't like giving up there tax dollars for food stamps or welfare.

I refuse to have an opinion on this until I get an accurate summary of this bill. It's easy to take a single part of a bill, shine a giant spotlight on it, and then make it come off as the most ridiculous thing in the world. I bet if someone posted the bill in it's entirety, we'd find stuff we agree with, disagree with, and are impartial to. You can't just put a single part of it in the title, then 2 opinion paragraphs below it, and expect to be taken seriously. That's not aimed at you Perfect, just my thoughts on that "article"...

Tetragrammaton
07-10-2012, 08:07 PM
After the Shirley Sherrod thing, anything Breitbart posts is assumed false until proven otherwise.

Perfect23
07-10-2012, 09:14 PM
After the Shirley Sherrod thing, anything Breitbart posts is assumed false until proven otherwise.

With all due espect to Breitbart he's dead but the Shirley Shirrod thing was a mess but Breitbart and his soures have been pretty credible.

CedarPhin
07-10-2012, 09:17 PM
I still think Breitbart got whacked by someone. It's obvious he knew too much.

Tetragrammaton
07-10-2012, 09:22 PM
With all due espect to Breitbart he's dead but the Shirley Shirrod thing was a mess but Breitbart and his soures have been pretty credible.

The ACORN thing is another example. Completely unreliable.

Perfect23
07-10-2012, 09:32 PM
The ACORN thing is another example. Completely unreliable.

You're right about that but theres another side to it me personally I didn't think it was a big deal as much as people on the right did I thought it was complety a joke to attack it and try to make it a campaign issue much like the left using Mitt Romney putting Seamus on the roof of there car for a vacation complety stupid.

Dolphins9954
07-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Here's the original source.....

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20220709gov_vetoes_budget_bills_ebt_reforms_patricks_move_will_allow_buys_banned_by_legislature/srvc=home&position=0



While signing the state’s $32.5 billion budget yesterday, Patrick rejected an outside section containing the welfare benefits card reforms that had been hammered out with bi-partisan support in the House and Senate — an effort spearheaded by House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop).

DeLeo yesterday declined to comment. But one suspicious GOP leader accused Patrick of dragging out the process in hopes of killing their reforms.

State Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Roxbury), another EBT card-reform supporter, said he’s still optimistic growing momentum will push meaningful fixes into law despite the veto. “It is still something that’s very much a priority for the Legislature. Clearly we’ve gotten this far,” Russell said.



It's needs to be reformed like yesterday.

Perfect23
07-10-2012, 10:49 PM
I'm not in favor of making people get drug tested for government assistance but I am for not letting them buy vices with it.

Dolphins9954
07-10-2012, 11:15 PM
I'm not in favor of making people get drug tested for government assistance but I am for not letting them buy vices with it.

I feel the same way. And it turned out to cost more than the savings I think. It really is an easy thing to reform. But unfortunately corporatism has got it's hold on the program. Too many people will lose money if we reformed it.

Spesh
07-11-2012, 10:08 AM
I feel the same way. And it turned out to cost more than the savings I think. It really is an easy thing to reform. But unfortunately corporatism has got it's hold on the program. Too many people will lose money if we reformed it.

If your thinking about Florida's recent attempts at drug testing in order to receive government assistence, then your right.

Across the line the entire thing was a failure. Cost the state more money, was unconstitutional, and something like 97% of the people who took the drug test passed with no problems. True to form, Rick Scott tried to save face by signing a bill into law forcing state agencies to randomly test 10% of their work force every three months. Im going to be really shocked when that one comes back overwhelmingly negative.

Dolphins9954
07-11-2012, 10:23 AM
Yeah Rick's a douche. I believe in reforming EBT to more of a WIC program. The drug testing thing was all a charade to appease the right wing. I'm glad it didn't work.

jared81
07-11-2012, 11:47 AM
If your thinking about Florida's recent attempts at drug testing in order to receive government assistence, then your right.

Across the line the entire thing was a failure. Cost the state more money, was unconstitutional, and something like 97% of the people who took the drug test passed with no problems. True to form, Rick Scott tried to save face by signing a bill into law forcing state agencies to randomly test 10% of their work force every three months. Im going to be really shocked when that one comes back overwhelmingly negative.


agreed. rick scott is a complete d bag. i voted for the democrat alex sink (first democrat i ever voted for). he claims to be a conservative but wants to spend more government money to watch after welfare recipients. i cant stand the guy. what is sad is that i know people who thought he was really a conservative and they stand by all his bs.

Perfect23
07-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Were there alot of people on government assisitance people buying weed with there government handous maybe but if they were smart they should of known that they very easily could of got clean in that time they got there assistance that was just dumb thinking.