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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Meigan Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:00 AM
A couple ahead of me in Walmart, not speaking a word of English paid for 150.00 worth of groceries with an EBT card. This is a very sore subject for me.
Sheila8 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:13 AM
And yet I know someone who could not work the last three months of pregnancy and could not get food stamps for that short period of time because they owned an acre of vacant land. The system should be in place for situations such as this, not for what it is.
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...