Giggling monsters aside, it isn't just welfare checks that people get early in the month. A large number of social security recipients (anyone who began receiving them before May, 1997) get their payments on the 3rd of the month, though the rest are staggered throughout. And, yes, SSI - welfare for the elderly - payments go out the first.
But, more to the point, as Josh points out, how the fuck could these people leave without their checks?
Sick sick motherfuckers.
Post edited because people are saying it wasn't Imus giggling - I was responding to the word "Chortling" in Josh's post, which referred to a conservative coworker of his correspondent, and not actually Imus.