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People will be barred from blowing benefits cash on booze and gambling under a controversial scheme to hand out welfare money on “smart cards” announced today.
originally posted by: pikestaff
Just one more politician who has no ideas how 'the other half' lives, when was the last time he went to a grocery store? paid rent? filled his gas tank? bought cloths 'of the peg'? ate beans and fish fingers? I think they all need to smell Zyklon B.
originally posted by: NeoSpace
I would be embarrassed handing over one of those cards at the supermarket.
originally posted by: acacko
People stand at the entrance to the grocery store offering "2 for 1'" deals all the time.
I can half my food bill, and they get some cash...
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Soloprotocol
He, he, I have to laugh at that, see here in the US we got the underground black market of EBT cards, once the government start issuing the cards they will be lost in the system.
One of the biggest scam going on in the US is the darn EBT cards.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
a reply to: pikestaff
Im not a poli, Im not rich, I go shopping everyday (I like fresh food and never know what Ill want for dinner that day)
I pay rent, dont drive and regularly eat half a kilo of potato in the form of chips for dinner to save money and I am all for this idea.