In a bold move to stem the inappropriate use of state welfare funds, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a letter to county welfare directors that state-issued welfare debit cards will no longer work in psychic parlors, tattoo parlors, pot dispensaries, bail bond establishments, or bingo halls. He says these uses of the funds are "inconsistent with the intent" of the welfare program (no!), and that ATMs and point-of-sale systems in these establishments will be removed from the roster of places the cards can be used. This follows on a similar recent ban on the use of the welfare cards in casinos.

You hear that, poor people? You will need to hit the ATM outside the psychic parlor from now on.