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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2011, 07:13:31 PM »
"Last year a Los Angeles newspaper exposed perceived abuses by welfare recipients who used their EBT cards at Indian gaming casinos, strip clubs, and cruise ships as well as out-of-state casinos.  Then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order prohibiting California casinos from accepting the cards.  However, the order did not address use of welfare benefits to purchase alcohol and tobacco."

I'm not sure how to respond to this.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2011, 07:18:42 PM »
It's all my fears, confirmed.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2011, 07:22:01 PM »
It's all my fears, confirmed.

Granted, it's no so much the wasted money which I doubt is all that much in CA deficit terms. It's the naivety and the carelessness this exposes not to mention the suspicions it raises with regard to motive. That is, why in the world would this not be corrected immediately?
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2011, 07:29:00 PM »
Exactly, the carelessness likely extends to far more important issues (in a financial sense) and there are likely much larger misuses of taxpayer money.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2011, 07:31:13 PM »
Exactly, the carelessness likely extends to far more important issues (in a financial sense) and there are likely much larger misuses of taxpayer money.

I suppose that's already evident not just in CA but all over the country.  :(
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2011, 07:38:05 PM »
Exactly, the carelessness likely extends to far more important issues (in a financial sense) and there are likely much larger misuses of taxpayer money.

I suppose that's already evident not just in CA but all over the country.  :(

Yes, it's hard to know since apparently this sort of thing can be going on and no politician is lifting a finger, but I suspect the problem exists across the nation but is most prevalent in the liberal states.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2011, 09:20:55 PM »
Just looking at the receipt for my vino and seeing how the tax I paid on it is helping those on food stamps get their drink on too.

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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2011, 12:40:05 AM »
I have seen peeps sell food stamps for cash. Giving up 20 dollars in food stamps for 10 dollars cash. Usually they're peeps right out in front of those type of stores that accept them. Giving up 10 dollars for a pack of cigarettes etc.

Then you see these guys in the stores buying like 300 dollars worth of steaks and chops. Cases of Canned goods, etc etc. Thing is most of the time they even have their family or wife in there shopping with them. Spending like 5 or 6 hundred on groceries. All in food stamps. Then watch them go out to their Beemer or Merc. Caddy or Lincoln.....Always taking advantage of their own people.
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Re: It's Free Swipe Yo EBT
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2011, 08:50:36 AM »
I have seen peeps sell food stamps for cash. Giving up 20 dollars in food stamps for 10 dollars cash. Usually they're peeps right out in front of those type of stores that accept them. Giving up 10 dollars for a pack of cigarettes etc.

Then you see these guys in the stores buying like 300 dollars worth of steaks and chops. Cases of Canned goods, etc etc. Thing is most of the time they even have their family or wife in there shopping with them. Spending like 5 or 6 hundred on groceries. All in food stamps. Then watch them go out to their Beemer or Merc. Caddy or Lincoln.....Always taking advantage of their own people.

Never seen anything like that with the fancy cars but I don't doubt it exists. Sometimes when you see people in cars like that too you need to remember they aren't paid for and that peeps gonna get the repo man smackdown.

It makes sense to trade your stamps for cash if there's something you cant buy with the stamps but here in CA you can buy anything you want, alcohol and even tobacco!  >:(
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