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PolitiFact Florida: Sen. Ronda Storms' food stamp law -- how many people use EBT cards at strip clubs anyway?

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February

Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, nicknamed her proposal to prohibit purchases of junk food with taxpayer money the "No Twinkie Left Behind Act."

But in addition to preventing families who rely on food stamps from buying a variety of sugary and salty products, Storms also wants to stop welfare recipients from spending their money at strip clubs, casinos and bars.

To that effect, her proposal aims to stop people from drawing cash assistance -- a separate program from food stamps -- at casinos, strip clubs and liquor stores.

PolitiFact Florida wanted to know, how many people are getting cash at those places?

Hint: Think low.

We went through the numbers; read our report

 

[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2012 4:22pm]

    

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