The system of dependency depends on someone constantly needing another. The odds of someone striking it rich at a Casino are so bad that the State knows that the people will blow their money, and therefore will need more help from the government. Every time a person turns to the government for assistance of any sort, they give the government the right to tell them what to do, and since money is addictive, everyone getting money from the government will do whatever the government tells them to do to continue to receive that money. Even if States refused any Federal money, they then could tell the Federal Government to shove it in most areas. But who is going to turn down supposedly free money, that has way too many strings attached? Like the woman who is codependent on her abusive spouse, people just keep saying, “Thank you sir, may I have another”. Scott
California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the casinos in the state, a Los Angeles Times review of records found.
The cards, provided by the Department of Social Services to help recipients feed and clothe their families, work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms, the review found.
State officials said Wednesday they were working to determine how much money had been withdrawn from casino ATMs by people using the welfare debit cards.