When it comes to fixing the budget, we can’t do it without raising taxes. Because otherwise, how could guys like this use welfare money to try to bail out of jail?
A convicted drug dealer — who cops said wanted to use cash from his taxpayer-funded EBT card to post bail — is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing the reform-resistant Patrick administration for a crackdown.
Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges — again — when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa here tonight,” according to a Boston police report.
Thank God we did welfare reform, huh?
Just Google “EBT and ATM” and poke around to see all the ways you can cash in (literally) on government handouts.
To spend on bail, or whatever your little heart desires. Maybe some drugs for you? In 2007, I wondered how much tax money goes for drugs:
[Y]our tax dollars, some of them anyway, are being spent on drugs.
Crack, heroin, PCP . . . you’re buying it all. From your pocket, to the government’s pocket, to the addict’s pocket — to the pusher’s pocket.
I’d like to see someone do a study that estimates how much tax money is being spent on drugs.
The results might be as eye-opening as the line of meth you just bought someone on Hollywood Boulevard.
This is the kind of stuff Americans have in mind when they resist paying more in taxes.
Four more years!