With all the advances in technology, you'd think States would have figured out how to limit use of the debit cards to within 50 miles of the home zip code of the user.
Just about every debit card issuer today has put some form of monitoring on their customers thanks to the breach at Target. One of my wife's card was suspended when they noticed purchases made out of state last week.
Nothing pisses me off more than to stand in line at the Circle K or QuikTrip, and see someone pay for their mega-size soda, a couple of roller-heated hot dogs, and a pack of Twinkees with their state issued debit card, but apparently that qualifies as state sponsored nutrition. Chances are pretty high that they'll also hand over a crisp $20 for a pack of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or a lottery ticket.
Meanwhile, my son can't pack a lunch from home because it may not meet Michelle Obama's definition of nutrition. Go figure...