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3rd&48ers 01-25-2013 11:41 PM

North Carolina Rep. Wants To Ban People On Welfare From Playing The Lottery
 
If you’re living on welfare in North Carolina, you may soon be out of luck when it comes to the lottery. Raleigh-Durham’s ABC affiliate WTVD-TV is reporting that lawmakers in that state are proposing legislation that would bar people on welfare or in bankruptcy from purchasing lottery tickets.

As reporter Anna Laurel explains, “the lawmaker drafting this legislation told us today that the vendor selling the lottery ticket would be penalized if they know the person is on welfare or in bankruptcy, which has some questioning if this law really solves any problems.”

The Republican congressman behind the bill, Rep. Paul Stam laid out his reasoning by saying, “We’re giving them welfare to help them live, and yet by selling them a ticket, we’re taking away their money that is there to provide them the barest of necessities.”

But as the Raleigh news team discovered, local lottery vendors have serious concerns. One clerk was quoted as saying, “I don’t feel comfortable to ask my customers what their financial status is… it’s not my business.”

Meanwhile, North Carolina’s NAACP president Rev. William Barber said that while his organization doesn’t “agree with the lottery to start with” he would prefer to have Rep. Stam focus on larger issues “Rather than Mr. Stam having a side argument, ask him to stop blocking labor rights for poor people and working people. Ask him to have a real conversation about real wage.”

Watch video below, via WTVD-TV:
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A Salt Weapon 01-26-2013 12:23 AM

Awesome!
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Discuss Thrower 01-26-2013 01:39 AM

Gtfo with this common sense bullshit.

|Zach| 01-26-2013 02:14 AM

You know what would get this country on track? More people working at convenience stores doing assessments of the financial lives of their customers.

SPchief 01-26-2013 02:46 AM

Are they gonna do background checks on people paying with cash?

A Salt Weapon 01-26-2013 05:21 AM

So essentially if you voted for the jug-eared socialist you can't play the lottery, I have no problem with that at all.
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Cave Johnson 01-26-2013 05:58 AM

Is there any stupid petty annoyance to poor people R8ers won't endorse?

Cave Johnson 01-26-2013 06:00 AM

Asenine. State legislators are some of the dumbest individuals on the planet.

Ace Gunner 01-26-2013 06:35 AM

game changer

3rd&48ers 01-26-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Cave Johnson (Post 9352127)
Is there any stupid petty annoyance to poor people R8ers won't endorse?

stop the fraudsters and there is more money for the people who really need it

KILLER_CLOWN 01-26-2013 08:27 AM

This is an intrusive dumbass idea, I hope this guy does not get reelected.

3rd&48ers 01-26-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9352307)
This is an intrusive dumbass idea, I hope this guy does not get reelected.

People who are broke should not play the lottery to begin with much less when they are on Gubment assistance.. Use the spare money they have to buy gas for the car to go find a job

KILLER_CLOWN 01-26-2013 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9352317)
People who are broke should not play the lottery to begin with much less when they are on Gubment assistance.. Use the spare money they have to buy gas for the car to go find a job

Well I agree in principle but we don't need a hall monitor for these type of things, This is not the conservative way.

3rd&48ers 01-26-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9352330)
Well I agree in principle but we don't need a hall monitor for these type of things, This is not the conservative way.

Just make them repay what they have received to provide money for the next person that needs a hand up.. I love it when people get help they need and then use it to give them a hand up, 6 months later they are providing for themselves and paying into the system like the rest of us.

KILLER_CLOWN 01-26-2013 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by R8ers (Post 9352336)
Just make them repay what they have received to provide money for the next person that needs a hand up.. I love it when people get help they need and then use it to give them a hand up, 6 months later they are providing for themselves and paying into the system like the rest of us.

Then don't give them the money in the first place, but don't tell them how they can spend it.


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