Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Kansas Bans Poor People From Spending Welfare On Cruise Ships"

 -Huffington Post

"Kansas welfare recipients will be unable to get more than $25 per day in ATM cash withdrawals under a new law sent this week to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's desk by the state legislature...Under the new rule, a three-person family receiving the maximum benefit would have to go to the ATM more than a dozen times to get the full benefit, which would be whittled away by an 85 cent fee for each withdrawal after the first one. And the local cruise liner ATM will no longer be an option."
-Huffington Post

"This is about prosperity. This is about having a great life."
-Kansas state Rep. Michael O'Donnell (R)

No, this is about punishing poor people for having the unmitigated gall to ask for or need any kind of assistance. Each day I thank God I no longer live in Kansas.  


Ally Bean said...

That's sneaky. I resent ATM fees on principle, but using them against people who need financial help is despicable. What a mess of a state.

la peregrina said...