Articles Tagged With ‘Welfare’

California may repeal ‘welfare queen’ law

California Democrats are calling for the repeal of a law that bars families from receiving increases to their welfare checks if they give birth to an additional child while on benefits. [Sac Bee] Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles says... (Continue reading)

Welfare in the Roman Empire

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND During the last decades of the Roman Republic and continuing into the Roman dictatorship, the Roman government provided welfare in the form of wheat and other grains to people. The dictators, starting with Julius Caesar, provided... (Continue reading)

More and more people call the streets home

OPINION By NOOZHAWK COLUMNIST KEN WILLIAMS Still again, harsh voices are raised against those who find the streets home. For some, there is an underlying assumption that the poor are, at best, a nuisance, and at worst, a threat. Certain... (Continue reading)

Duh! Welfare cards banned at massage parlors, pot clubs

California welfare recipients will no longer be able to use their state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics, massage parlors and other businesses. [Los Angeles Times] The governor’s office sent a letter to county welfare directors on Monday announcing... (Continue reading)

Welfare recipients access ATM machines (in casinos)

A new statewide review has discovered that California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half the casinos in California. [LA Times] An investigation by the Los Angeles Times... (Continue reading)