Our great Welfare System. A program created (in the 1930’s) to help lift individuals out of poverty and provide them the opportunity to become self sufficient. In theory it sounds like a great program, however, just like with every city program there are some major money problems.
Over time the Welfare programs distribution of funds has become more sophisticated. The funds are provided with debit cards and these debit cards are being sold for quick cash. Seattle welfare debit cards are even being used out of state in Portland. They have been used at liquor stores, taverns, bail bond agencies, gun shops, and strip clubs. Washington lawmakers are trying to introduce new laws to prevent this from happening more, however, millions of tax dollars have already been wasted.
When Seattle welfare debit cards are given out, no individual information is required. A name is not required and there is not even a photo on them. Recently, debit cards have even been showing up on Seattle Craigslist for sale. You can get yourself a welfare debit card with about $600 dollars on it for only $100 cash. It’s not big deal for the rightful welfare debit card owner because he/she can run down to the welfare office and get a replacement. In fact, since no personal information is on them they pretty much just give them away.
It has been said by Seattle Police Officers that it is actually a common occurrence to see drug dealers with several welfare debit cards on them. Welfare debit card holders will sell them and/or are negotiating them for drugs. If you have ever parked in Downtown Seattle, it’s very common for a homeless person with a debit card to even pay for your parking (for a little cash in return). What a nice guy.
With millions and millions of tax dollars already lost, lets hope this obvious money management problem by our city is corrected quickly.