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Looming US immigration crackdown aims to weed out pre-crime of poverty. And that may be bad news for techie families

martinusher Silver badge

Re: I'm a US taxpayer...

I was watching some low life scrounger using their WiC checks in the supermarket line last week. Judging by the performance both she and the checker had to go through for what must have been about $30 worth of checks I figure that the bureaucracy spent at least as much on issuing and honoring those checks than she got in benefits. (....and this is in relatively welfare friendly California, too). We are not only a bit miserly with those checks -- it all goes back to the Regan "Welfare Queen" era -- but we really like to rub those recipient's noses in it, to make sure that everyone knows that they're receiving welfare (and make sure they know their place as well).

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