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Welfare Board Game Banned in the 1980s Re-Released as 'Obozo's America: Why Bother Working for a Living?'

Contact: Bob Johnson, 410-757-4630

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 26, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- ObozosAmerica.com today announced the re-release of the welfare fraud board game that was forced off the retail market in the 1980s by government officials working with the NAACP, NOW, and other welfare "rights" groups. "Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?" is now "Obozo's America: Why Bother Working for a Living?"

"Obozo's America" is essentially the same as "Public Assistance" with these new features: the "Welfare Promenade" is now "Obozo's Welfare Promenade;" each of the 50 Welfare Benefit cards and each of the 50 Working Person's Burden cards begins with "Obozo Says;" and, an image of Obozo the Marxist Clown, juggling Hope and Change balls, appears in each of the corners.

Players begin on Obozo's Welfare Promenade with an initial welfare grant of $1,000, then maneuver along the Promenade, getting cash for producing out-of-wedlock children, for drawing extensive welfare benefits, and for their success in four "Saturday Night" crimes (Prostitution, Armed Robbery, Gambling, and Drugs). Players can also get a job for their live-in on the "Government Cakewalk," and if they are caught in crime, experience the "Jail Jaunt" - one roll of the dice and they're back at the welfare office collecting all benefits.

Players try to avoid landing on one of the dreaded "Get a Job" blocks which forces them off Obozo's Welfare Promenade into the Working Person's Rut. Hey, somebody has to pay for all the welfare, crime, and government!

The story of the banning of the original game, including the actual written plan to ban it, can be seen here:


Sample cards, money, and a PDF of the full board can be seen at: