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Jan 26 - North Carolina Proposal Would Ban Welfare Recipients From Buying Lottery Tickets


 Jan 26 - North Carolina Proposal Would Ban Welfare Recipients From Buying Lottery Tickets
topic by Ham Rove - 01-26-2013, 09:39 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


North Carolina lawmakers have drafted legislation that would ban welfare recipients and people in bankruptcy from buying lottery tickets in the state, according to several news reports.

The bill draft would punish vendors for selling lottery tickets to someone who they know is on welfare or in bankruptcy, according to ABC 11 in Raleigh. The lawmakers behind it believe it's counterproductive for the government to accept money from welfare recipients who are struggling to get by.

"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," state House Majority Leader Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam (R), who is helping draft the bill, told ABC 11. Stam added that the lottery "is essentially a scam," the news outlet reported. Stam also said that some of the North Carolina lottery advertising is "just fraudulent," according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

Some lottery critics claim that the lottery is a tax on the poor, the uneducated, and the elderly, who are more likely to buy lottery tickets. For example, the poorest counties in North Carolina have the highest spending per capita on lottery tickets, according to North Carolina Policy Watch (via Business Insider).

Lottery ticket buyers have almost no chance of winning the jackpot. However, lottery sales around the country have been breaking records.

North Carolina Proposal Would Ban Welfare Recipients From Buying Lottery Tickets


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37 comments for "Jan 26 - North Carolina Proposal Would Ban Welfare Recipients From Buying Lottery Tickets"


 01-26-2013, 09:40 PMaway - #2
nightmare 397 heat pts397

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im on the fence about this
 01-26-2013, 09:43 PMaway - #3
Ham Rove 1812 heat pts1812

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To me this sounds like an enforcement nightmare, how the !! do you enforce this? Do I have to prove im not on welfare or bankrupt before i buy a ticket?

lol they want more restrictions on buying a lottery ticket than buying a gun Or is it the vendors responsbility to know the financial status of every single person whom they sell a ticket to?

The party of less gov, bringing more gov as usual.
 01-26-2013, 09:53 PMaway - #4
italiansteve 415 heat pts415

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***** People bout to be like
 01-26-2013, 10:19 PMonline - #5
Phuck Yiu 17 heat pts17

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sounds good to me, its pretty much throwing money away.
 01-27-2013, 07:28 AMonline - #6
Based_One 61 heat pts61

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Whats next ban them from casinos?
 01-27-2013, 07:46 AMaway - #7
HHS 

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I agree that the lottery is not much better than a scam (though it's not technically a scam), but I don't see any way to enforce this. How do you expect vendors to know if anyone who buys a ticket is bankrupt or on welfare?
 01-27-2013, 07:53 AMaway - #8
Dos-effect 20 heat pts20

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Seriously though?.........you cant ban someone from legally gambling.......and there is no moral reason to support this bull!! either.......
 01-27-2013, 08:22 AMaway - #9
Poohdini 19 heat pts19

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why? tickets are only $1
 01-27-2013, 07:00 PMaway - #10
ironhead 7 heat pts

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All they gotta do is tell em they gotta fork over some of that cash if they win
This way it doesnt stop them from playing and the lottery still makes its money
And these people dont get off scott free
 01-27-2013, 07:01 PMaway - #11
GBREEZE 112 heat pts112

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Lottery tickets???



Get !!in serious NC. How about tobacco products??? My tax dollars should not be going to someones habit to buy !!in newports b.
 01-27-2013, 09:13 PMaway - #12
cottonman5grand 7 heat pts

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Originally Posted by GBREEZE
Lottery tickets???



Get !!in serious NC. How about tobacco products??? My tax dollars should not be going to someones habit to buy !!in newports b.
This! Why not tax them on the vices that keep them in their situations: alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc...
 01-28-2013, 10:51 AMaway - #13
NcAlien 

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Originally Posted by cottonman5grand
This! Why not tax them on the vices that keep them in their situations: alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc...
I understand the initiative and I dont totally agree but tax them in other ways. As a person that resides in NC I would be ashamed to tell that as someone who was raised in the middle class I buy EBT cards with $40 on them for a $20 quite frequently. There has to be a better way because the sytem is abused
 01-28-2013, 11:03 AMaway - #14
phantomnation 589 heat pts589

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Dream Snatchers
 01-28-2013, 11:13 AMonline - #15
CadillacVyse 254 heat pts254

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Hahahathey are trying to k!ll the lottery. I bet most lottery buyers are on gov a$sistance.

They are going to cripple their own income. Lotto money is supposed to go to schools. Damn the gop don't give a !!. Useless law that will hurt schools, countless $$$ will be wasted trying to enforce the policy and the ones who want to buy them anyway will find a way to do it.
 01-28-2013, 11:45 AMaway - #16
Kadillac87 180 heat pts180

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Looks like this would do more bad than good seeing how money from the lottery is used to fund education. I would rather they require free money management classes for all welfare recipients. Teach them how to budget and be responsible with their spending
 01-28-2013, 12:14 PMaway - #17
KNerd 2 heat pts

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Get back to me when it also includes casinos, tobacco and alcohol
 01-28-2013, 12:22 PMaway - #18
Maroon_Tiger 11 heat pts11

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Originally Posted by NO RELIGION
only 2 ways they can enforce some !! like that is to withhold your money when you go to claim or if they make some kind of card you have to swipe,which tells you who's on ebt,WIC etc....
or they could just ban welfare recipients from winnings...
 01-28-2013, 12:57 PMaway - #19
blackjewelz 

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Originally Posted by Maroon_Tiger
or they could just ban welfare recipients from winnings...
That's still to easy to get around.Just have somebody else claim them.Idk how this could work lol
 01-28-2013, 12:58 PMaway - #20
Maroon_Tiger 11 heat pts11

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Originally Posted by blackjewelz
That's still to easy to get around.Just have somebody else claim them.Idk how this could work lol
touche
 
 


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