Apparently so: in Kansas, the “Republican” government limited ATM withdrawals by the poor to $25.00 a day. All those reading this blog are doubtless rolling their eyes, facepalming, or otherwise exhibiting disbelief, coupled with disdain and disgust. Because we all know what these dumber-than-a-sack-of-hammers Teapublicans evidently don’t: most ATMs don’t dispense fivers.

The legislature placed a daily cap of $25 on cash withdrawals beginning July 1, which will force beneficiaries to make more frequent trips to the ATM to withdraw money from the debit cards used to pay public assistance benefits.

Since most banking machines are stocked only with $20 bills, the $25 limit is effectively a $20 limit. 

Since there’s a fee for every withdrawal, the limit means that some families will get substantially less money. A single mother with two children seeking to withdraw just $200 in cash could incur $30 or more in fees, which is a big chunk of the roughly $400 such a family would receive under the program in Kansas.

Or maybe they’re neither too dumb nor too rich. Maybe these Teavangelicals KNOW how badly this will hurt the poor. Maybe the GOP wrote the legislation to inflict pain and suffering on their own constituents. Teapubbies could be a load of inhumane motherf***ers who get off on mass sadism.

Whatever the reason, f*** the lot of them with a rusty file.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky