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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Tangerine
I find the corporate welfare just as odious, thank you.
When you are living on someone else's dime, one should have certain rules to abide by, shouldn't they?
I have no issue with EBT users buying pork chops. Or other foods that are, in moderation, good for you. None.
The fraud I was referencing was people who use the "cash" aspect of EBT which is intended for bills, to buy beer or cigs, etc...
If you don't know, EBT comes with two portions. One is food only. Two is "cash", that can be used for anything. It's original intent was to help people pay their bills, but many use it to buy things that the EBT "food" side won't pay for. Many use it to buy more food, in fact, it's probably most of them. But many don't...
There are loopholes in the EBT program that should be closed. If that's Big Brother, so be it.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I knew a girl that qualified for food stamps because she didn't have a job. She was pretty, and had boyfriends most of the time and they took care of her and fed her. She used her food stamps to buy things like shrimp cocktail and junk food.
It's a hard world out there and not everyone on food stamps is lazy. Many people in my town are seeking assistance. HHS was packed to the max.