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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Fooling Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:14 PM
And here is welfare for businessmen: "For example, there is an accelerated tax write off for owners of Nascar tracks. There is a tax credit for companies operating in American Samoa, including the StarKist factory owned by Nancy Pelosi's husband. Distillers received a $222 million rum tax rebate. Most notable, film and television producers can expense the first $15 million of production costs incurred in the United States. This Hollyood special will cost the taxpayers $430 million over the next year. It obviously paid for Hollywood to back President Obama in the last campaign."
wiseone Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:34 PM
When the government confiscates a little less from hardworking entrepreneurs who assume the risks that make all of our incomes possible it is NOT welfare. You and everyone else who try to define as such are crybabies, whiners, and most of all, unqualified to be offering opinions.
justme16 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 3:05 PM
The same logic can be applied to subsidies for oil and gas companies, farmers etal. I almost wish the dummies who rant against those would get their way....and when the price of all those things increase as will virtually everything else we buy..and they start whining and looking around for someone to blame we can tell them to look in the mirror. Subsidies for certain commodities are what keeps prices down and most of our life essentials AFFORDABLE. Wait till next year when ObamaCare comes in full force and the dummies who are
justme16 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 3:07 PM
Presented with their FAIR SHARE of the cost of that mandatory employer provided health insurance....every body's health insurance THEIR SHARE has already gone up by double digits....Plan on about five hundred to a thousand dollars a month EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTION. Opt out? Plan on paying fines and still not having health insurance and then having to deal with the IRS and HHS for the rest of your lives.
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...