Yesterday I was playing poker at a local casino when one of the players sitting next to me claimed he was on food stamps. Apparently, one of the other players didn’t believe him, so to prove it he reached into his pocket and produced a debit card much like the one above.
Now, keep in mind this is a no-limit game we are playing in with a minimum buy-in of $200 (and you really need to buy in for at least $400 to play right in it).
Anyway, two things occurred to me. First, the debit card clearly demonstrates that the folks who run government don’t have a sense of irony.
And second, I wasn’t sure whether to be upset that he was sitting at a poker table while on welfare or happy because by doing so he gave me chance to get some of my tax dollars back.