Welfare for Lottery Tickets?

I asked an assistant at the athletic club today if she thought welfare recipients should be able to use their welfare money for lottery tickets and in casino machines. She smiled and gently said, “No, that’s not what welfare is for.”

Recipients swipe their card in an ATM, procure currency, and spend it for anything they like.

Two of my basketball-playing friends concurred in dismissing these uses for welfare funds.

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Both illustrations from the Montana Lottery website.


One Response

  1. By this same reasoning, they could use the cash to hire a hit man to kill their mother-in-law. Do we, as a nation, want to fund the murder of mother-in-laws???? It’s an scandal!! Better to let the poor go hungry and cold than pay for murder.

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