Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Elvis, liquor, and your tax dollars

What do these three things have in common? For one, Tennessee's welfare program. 
Chris Butler of the Beacon Center recently dug through nearly 140,000 transactions by Memphis welfare recipients using their cash benefits in the form of Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT cards. Among the purchases with no government oversight included transactions at liquor stores (one totaling $790), Orpheum Theater concert tickets, Memphis hotel rooms, the Rum Boogie CafĂ©, and a tour of Graceland. 
Where else did they spend your money? Read the entire article at TennesseeWatchdog.org to find out.

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