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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Kenneth437 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:32 PM
Why do they even need cash?
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:08 PM
They claim it's for things like cab fare. There was an article I read about it where one recipient was whining that she needed cash for cabs and because the convenience store near her didn't take the EBT card. Very thin argument, IMHO.
McGovern Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:37 PM
The strippers won't take checks.
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...