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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:22 PM
They'll also become aggressive.
wiseone Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:04 PM
You mean like the 6'-4", 240 lb, muscular guy in Chicago who, in a booming voice from across a busy street, demanded to know if I had given to the homeless "yet today"?

Note the use of the word "today". It indicates that this guy expected me to make such a donation part of my everyday routine.
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...