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Old 01-25-2013, 11:41 PM   Topic Starter
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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:







http://www.mediaite.com/tv/north-car...g-the-lottery/
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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You know what would get this country on track? More people working at convenience stores doing assessments of the financial lives of their customers.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:21 AM   #6
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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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Old 01-26-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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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
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #9
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stop the fraudsters and there is more money for the people who really need it
This won't create "more money", since its utterly unenforceable.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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This won't create "more money", since its utterly unenforceable.
Not here, you win a good chunk it has to be paid by check directly from lottery headquarters... Run a check on the name and if it comes back the person is on welfare all they have to do is seize it to pay for past and current benefits.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #11
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Not here, you win a good chunk it has to be paid by check directly from lottery headquarters... Run a check on the name and if it comes back the person is on welfare all they have to do is seize it to pay for past and current benefits.
That is not what is proposed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:00 AM   #12
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #13
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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This is an intrusive dumbass idea, I hope this guy does not get reelected.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #15
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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
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