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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

lonewolfswift Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 12:35 PM
Acutally, I choose not to get worked up about it. I'm too busy working 10-12 hrs a day, supporting my family and clearly all these impoverished and "unlucky" people so they can enjoy their empty days of smoke, booze and "who my baby daddy" on their enormous TV's. This is fact and reality. I see it everyday. These people are my neighbors. I know the contempt they have for me because I start my diesel truck at 6:30am
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...