Everyone agrees that welfare recipients shouldn’t be able to waste our money on alcohol and cigarettes. Everyone is wrong.
Convenience store clerk Jackie Whiton became a champion against welfare waste by refusing to sell cigarettes to a customer using his state Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This united even House Speaker Bill O’Brien and the Monitor editorial board in calling for tighter restriction on EBTs.
Grant Bosse returns to The Paul Westcott Show to argue that if we’re going to give financial assistance to the poor, we shouldn’t be surprised if they spend that money in ways we don’t like. People on welfare make bad decisions; not because they are on welfare, but because they are people. Tune into NH Watchdog on The Paul Westcott Show Friday mornings at 7:20 on AM610 WGIR and 96.7 The Wave, through the I Heart Radio ap, or online at WGIRam.com.