mike_d85: I had a freind that paid his rent in food stamp purchases. He was a single man getting stamps for a family of 4. Not a deadbeat, just a clerical error thief.
machodonkeywrestler: Does NS stand for not a situation?-BillcoThis is when you get mad at government wasting money?
bdub77: fredklein: bdub77: Well in your little world, that makes you a chump, apparently.Yup. Straight, white, middle aged male here.Yeah the whole world is just completely against you. After all, you think your sexual orientation has anything to do with it.
sodomizer: And this is why the USA is circling the drain, in debt up to its eyebrows. When you buy votes with EBT, you get corruption at every level and an intractable debt problem.Liberalism is a mental disorder caused by self-pity.
bdub77: They will obviously all stop any drugs and alcohol they are doing, find a job at once, and become moral citizens. They can obviously work their way out of their subhuman state by working a minimum wage job 60 hours a week whilst simultaneously filling in the holes of their chronically undernourished children's education left by public schools.
Tat'dGreaser: Because People in power are Stupid: Somehow the recipients are to blame for this and not the wildly incompetent FIS.Yea if I found out I could use it to buy guns, booze and porn then I'd go buck wild.
firefly212: I think that with lots of social programs and disability, faux-conservatives try to use the 1% of fraud to justify cutting off 100% of a program. It's a terrible mindset, and certainly not one I ascribe to.
Happy Hours: WTF is EBT?
BarkingUnicorn: How do Congresscritters who "almost always" buy what people don't want get elected?
TNel: You really have no idea how it is to actually "live" off of welfare. I put that in quotes because it's not the rainbows and unicorns you republicans keep talking about.
factoryconnection: Fukuzawa: As someone who actually uses this program, nothing in this article actually meshes with my experience. But maybe NJ is the one state where it's working as intended?My medical insurance comes with a FSA card, which prior to some string-tightening used to be usable for OTC medical products. If you went to, say, a grocer and bought allergy medicine and ibuprofen along with your regular groceries, swiping the FSA card first would allot payment only for those eligible items. The rest of the groceries wouldn't cause a debit, and you'd pay the rest of your bill normally.I'm perplexed as to why this article describes such a system as non-existent.
fredklein: 1) I have too much pride. Others evidently have none.2) "Low income"? Once you add everything up, they make well over minimum wage. (Isn't that the argument people use? If they get a min wage job, they'll actually have LESS money?) That makes the min wagers the "low incomers" in that comparison.3) It must be awesome, or people would, you know, GET OFF IT.
bdub77: Well in your little world, that makes you a chump, apparently. Obviously the low income people have it much better as they are idling sitting around firing their guns in the air while drinking booze and masturbating. You could always learn how to suck on the government teat and become one yourself. You know, because it's such an awesome lifestyle.
manimal2878: That could work too. It just seems insane to me that these cards can be used to purchase things they are not intended for. With scanning and product coding it should be fairly easy to limit what the cards can be used for.
dennysgod: EBT aren't just used for welfare and food-stamps.Soldiers in some states get their disability money on state issued EBT cards. Are you going to deny people who got wounded defending our country access to alcohol and porn?People who went through the State to get child-support from their dead-beat sperm or egg donor will also get their child-support money in the form of state issued EBT cards meaning that some of those people you scoff at buying alcohol and porn with EBT cards might not be using any tax-payer money what so ever.I'm not saying that people who are on welfare/food stamps aren't beating the system, that's human nature to try to get something for nothing. I'm just curious when some report says 50% of EBT users are buying something other then food and necessities, if those figures actually break down to where the money is actually coming from.
bdub77: Well we let People like You breed
clane: clane:and yall keep voting Democrat...[i105.photobucket.com image 544x199]I know I'm feeding the troll, but I can't resist.rustypouch:There are about 47 million people in the US on some sort of food stamps. http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/34SNAPmonthly.htmSo if the SNAP program is cut off, we now have 47 million people going hungry. What happens to them? Are they just going to go away and quietly starve? Or will they start stealing rather than dying in a ditch?clane:47 MILLION!! just think about that.Do you think this program is being abused? This system does not work at all, it is used by the Democrats to buy votes. It's original intentions were good but now it is a crime the way it is run.[images.sodahead.com image 350x261]
Fukuzawa: As someone who actually uses this program, nothing in this article actually meshes with my experience. But maybe NJ is the one state where it's working as intended?
clane: and yall keep voting Democrat...[i105.photobucket.com image 544x199]
sodomizer: Liberalism is a mental disorder caused by self-pity.
MyKingdomForYourHorse: Yes because god forbid someone have a small bit of pleasure to distract them from the horrific poverty they suffer
MCStymie: It's free, swipe your EBT
Because People in power are Stupid: Somehow the recipients are to blame for this and not the wildly incompetent FIS.
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