Friday, February 28, 2014

Alabama Senate: no more alcohol, tobacco, strippers or gambling with welfare checks

Via Billy

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur

Several other welfare reform bills passed by the Senate on Wednesday including:

• SB63, sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, which allows for drug testing in instances where welfare applicants have a prior drug conviction.

SB87, sponsored by Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville, which requires able-bodied adult food stamp recipients without dependents to participate in at least 20 hours of work, job training or community service a week within three months of obtaining benefits.

• SB114, sponsored by Sen. Orr, which makes it a crime to defraud many state and federal government-funded assistance programs like Medicaid, Social Security, food assistance and public housing.

SB115, sponsored by Sen. Orr, which would require welfare applicants to apply for at least three jobs before receiving benefits


  1. And taxpayer's forced taxation has to pay for this fraud. Taxpayers should have
    a choice where their tax dollars go. This fraud has been going on for decades
    and nothing has or is being done to curtail it. Obviously the money is not needed
    by many.

    1. They need to spend 40 hours a week doing something if they are physically able to get welfare.