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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Automatic2 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:55 PM
I believe you are incorrect. From an article on VDARE (a VERY trusted source): As it happens, the 2010 TANF figures are now available and the annual report, “Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients,” shows some very interesting developments. Blacks are indeed still the most numerous group on welfare, Pace NR, with 31.9 percent of recipients. Whites are right behind them at 31.8 percent. But the big news: Hispanics now comprise 30 percent of those lounging on the dole. In 2000, the racial breakdown of welfare was: blacks 38.6 percent, whites 31.2 percent and Hispanics 25 percent.
Otho Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:36 PM
According to the TANF figures, the numbers you cited are the total percentage by race who are recepients of TANF. However, Blacks are between 12-15% of the US population, thus the percentage of Blacks who receive TANF benefits is much larger than any other group. Please note, the TANF figures (once again) are not showing that 31.9 % of Blacks receive benefits, it shows that of the benefits paid out, 31.9% went to Blacks.
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...