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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

lonewolfswift Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:41 PM
Perfect time to share THIS gem....My brother-in-law works for the federal government in forestry. A few years back they diversified the crews to make sure each one had minorities and women. Fine. So aside from being called "my nigg@" all the time, the crew recently stopped at a convenience store en route to a job...while in uniform, the affirmative action member whips out his EBT card for his monster drink and chips (mind you these guys make close to 6 figs $$$) my brother in law gently takes him aside and says, hey we're in uniform, here's a few bucks. The guy went NUTS. It was one of his baby mamas card....the guy complained to the chief and my brother in law was ordered to apologize. He quit instead.
bbtruth Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:52 PM
Good man. At least a few of us still know right and wrong. Sad to say, that's the world we live in.
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...