House bill bans welfare spending at strip clubs
February 6th, 2012
08:21 AM ET
11 years ago

House bill bans welfare spending at strip clubs

New York (CNNMoney) - If welfare recipients want to dole out the dollar bills at a strip club, they'd better make sure it's not government money ... at least if a bill in Congress becomes law.

The House last week overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require states to ban the ability to access government benefits at strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos.


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    OMG. Do they not have anything better to do rather than pick on poor people?

    February 6, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Did they forget cigarrettes, or is that already banned? I think the problem is a real one. But, I have never seen a liquor store with an ATM. Have you? I have seen lots of small delis and such with them, but never in a store that sells exclusively liquor. I have seen them in beer stores, but they also sell ice, water, soda, etc.

    February 6, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  3. Steve

    We need to have a bill for this. I thought they it was comin sense.

    February 6, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  4. gt

    i cant believe that would do that in the first place... good job...

    February 6, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    Wow, this is a major accomplishment? I guess when you have done little else , this is about as good as it gets.

    February 6, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  6. Sandy

    Is this the jobs bill Republicans are working on? (roll eyes)

    More big government by the Republicans! LMAO

    February 6, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  7. diridi

    good, please Obama, also work on Term-Limits on Congress and Senate, and Anti-Lobby Reform. at least in your second term. God bless. Obama2012.
    PS; this president needs thorough security for our nation's sake.

    February 6, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. c'mon america

    What a slap in the face to everyone who goes to work each day . Those benefits are meant to give people a leg up on their situation so that they can be more productive in the long run . Only a great country can do that . When these programs are abused it weakens all of us !

    February 6, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  9. BunnyBunny

    Is this really a problem? If they are worried where people spend their money, put it all on a debit card with no cash option. I pay all my bills that way.

    February 6, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  10. Basedbot

    I'm a liberal and I can definitely agree with this bill. I hope this passes without any pork. Actually lets add drug testing government officials to that, most government employees must be subjected to that so why not everyone working for the government. Who agrees with me?

    February 6, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  11. Ed Fl

    The GOP house members should know something about welfare, these losers are on welfare. Taking money and doing nothing to earn it . Boehner and Cantor are the two top prospects for getting nothing done except their tanning tub time could be considered medical traetment . These two loser are prime examples of getting free money.For Americas sake they will be gone in Novembers election, then they can hold hands and skip down the street and no one will care. They haven't done anything since the last election.

    February 6, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  12. Bessy

    Good idea ! Not sure how many people actually do this, it might just be in the Republican's mind, but still a good idea. That is not what the money is meant for.

    February 6, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  13. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    But isn't this already illegal?

    February 6, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |