Friday, November 12, 2010

Mysteries explained

Interesting piece on KSTP last night concerning the use and misuse of Minnesota's welfare system. It turns out that EBT cards are being used a number of places one might not expect, including liquor stores in California, unlicensed tattoo parlors and even the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's 5 minutes long and definitely worth your time.

Another interesting thing: the politicians who appear, or choose not to, on the report. A tale of two Martys:

Not surprisingly, ostentatious DFL scold John Marty cancelled a scheduled interview on the topic. Marty probably hadn't quite figured out how to square this particular circle yet.

On the GOP side, it was like seeing a ghost, as Marty Seifert offered copious commentary on the matter. I hadn't seen Marty Seifert anywhere since he lost the GOP nomination to Tom Emmer in the spring. And if you take that comment in more than one way, that's the idea.

4 comments:

Bike Bubba said...

My guess is that they will crack down on where the cards can be used, ignoring the fact that the places they're being used indicate that a fair number of recipients really....

.....don't need them at all.

Gino said...

the same thing in CA made news last month: Vegas casinos, local Indian Casinos, Bahamas, Europe,... cruise ships...

Swiftee said...

Racists.

Swiftee said...

Brave Sir Mark's solution to card fraud will be to just hand out cash; you heard it here first.