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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

DB07 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:03 PM
Actually, I think that's a valid point michael. But, if they're spending on gambling or alcohol, that does mean we're giving them more money thatn they need.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:12 PM
Exactly! If they have money for vacations and lap dances, they are obviously not spending on "needs" and are getting too much. If you're living on the taxpayer's money, you owe them some accountability in how you spend it. When you earn money, it's yours to spend as you wish, but these funds are designated for purchasing food and clothing - needs v. "wants." Funny how most people I see using these funds have the latest expensive cell phone and are wearing lots of expensive jewelry.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:43 PM
Navy-baby Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:07 PM
Or their kids are going hungry--in spite of our care and concern for the innocent children.
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...