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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

Stephen37 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 12:54 AM
The complaint is NOT about those that genuinely need it. It is about the abuse of the system which, the larger it gets, simply engenders more abuse. Even the Agriculture dept says it is at least 2% of the total financial value of the program.
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...