Well, if you’re on food stamps and only want to pay a $5 cover charge, The Rose Club in Montgomery, Alabama will help you out. Yep, for those people with a food stamp card, you can get into the club on Friday nights for just $5.
The only good thing from this story was that attendees will not be able to buy booze with their food stamps. But that’s the only positive thing about this story. (But I also can’t forget that California welfare recipients used state-issued debit cards and withdrew more than $1.8 million in taxpayer cash on casino floors between October 2009 and May 2010. Then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise they would use the cash only to “meet the basic subsistence needs” of their families.) I can guarantee someone will figure out how to scam the system in Alabama and take advantage of this theme night at The Rose Club on the taxpayers’ dime.
I don’t ever like telling people what to do with their money because if they’ve earned it, they should be able to do whatever they please with it. But, seriously, if you’re on food stamps (thanks to the generosity of taxpayers), do you really need to be going out drinking on a Friday night? And, of course, we have to know that those people, with supposedly limited funds, will be spending a helluva lot more than the $5 cover during the night.
One comment I read said the following and I quote, “even po’ people need to get there drinkin’ on.”
As far as I’m concerned, that’s the last thing “po’ people” need. I’ve got a few suggestions to all those with so much time on their hands on a Friday night:
How about looking for a job? Picking up cans or litter to make your neighborhood a little nicer?
How about volunteering your time at a local shelter, food bank or church?
How about going to the local library and checking out a book for your own enjoyment or to read to your child? Or a DVD?
How about taking that $5 cover charge and going to your nearest Dollar Store and buying a deck of cards and a couple of bottles of soda and inviting some friends over for some friendly card games? Or some card games like Go Fish or UNO and play them with your children?
How about going to your nearest Costco and spending that $5 on the biggest jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread you can buy so your child(ren) can have lunches for the next couple of weeks?
How about going to your local Goodwill store and buy a couple of board game and having a family game night? Or a jigsaw puzzle that everyone can work on for a couple of nights?
With daylight savings time in effect now, how about taking your children out for a long walk? Or to a nearby park?
I could go on and on and on but what’s the point…..
I just don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.
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