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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

bigwheel4482 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 11:56 AM
you hit the nail on the head. this is just human nature... freebies are not helping these people in the long run. i let my niece live with us rent free. she has an ebt card i told her to get a job. she did got one making $10.50 worked 4 weeks then quit. most of these kids younger ones want to chat on facebook watch netflix and just hangout
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...