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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Denny0103 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:01 AM
drug test to get a job making fries - Standard procedure. Drug test for government goodie bags - racist & judgemental.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:15 AM

I've applied for dozens of jobs since I was laid off. Probably 50% of them required me to submit to drug tests if asked and 1 in 10 required me to authorize a background check.
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...