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Main reason I am no longer a Republican. And from what I see their hatred is only growing.
Food stamps and Medicaid make up a large--and growing--chunk of the more than 100 million recipients. "Among the major means tested welfare programs, since 2000 Medicaid has increased from 34 million people to 54 million in 2011 and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) from 17 million to 45 million in 2011," says the Senate Budget Committee. "Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $800 billion over the next decade."
Originally posted by neo96
When EBT cards are being used at stip clubs, and alcohol retailers well I'm just not seeing the 'outrage'
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by AQuestion
There are still plenty of family owned farms, ranches and dairys. The current administration is not friendly to small business. No doubt the revised law will cause even further consolidation of these industries. I'm sad for our small farms. Say goodbye to even more organically grown and antibiotic free foods.
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
How will I get my cash benefits?
Answer: You will be able to make cash purchases using the Bridge Card at retail locations that display the QUEST logo. You will be able to ask for cash back with a purchase and some retail locations will offer cash back without a purchase. This will be up to store policy. Look for the QUEST logo or ask a store employee if the Bridge Card is accepted. You will also be able to use authorized ATM locations displaying the QUEST logo with the dollar sign to make cash withdrawals.
As I noted...had I been approved, my unemployment benefits would have been delivered on the SAME EBT card Missouri issues for Food Stamps, TANF (Welfare) and other programs distributed by State Government.
They aren't cutting those in this, just the food segment of what is distributed by that card. You can cut off the EBT from being used from every ATM, anywhere, in any business. It won't change a food stamp recipients use one bit, either way.
Originally posted by Bilk22
reply to post by neo96
You see this is another way the federal government shows their brilliance. So they can't make cash withdrawals at gaming parlors, tracks, OTB, where ever, but they can make them prior to entering them and use that cash to, well, bet, gamble, play the trifecta.
I'm all for making the ultra wealthy pay more and for corporate America pay more and for throwing all the crooks in jail, but I'm also not for people living on public subsidy using that hard earned money by others, for this crap. That's just my opinion of course.