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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

agoodeye Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:07 PM
Higher-end stores like the one where I work sell much, much more than food. We sell clothes-seasonal stuff like sports apparel and ball caps, winter scarves and gloves, stuff for kids like dvd's, you get the picture. People buy more than food with these cards. It's an OUTRAGE.
From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers?

You see the signs everywhere: "We accept EBT." Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. "EBT" stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash...