Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops

Nov 2012
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This is exactly why only certain grocery stores should be able to accept EBT.
 
Jul 2011
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Tennessee
everyone takes EBT now. government money, hell yah i'll take it.

those businesses that allow anyone to get cash back should be banned from accepting EBT.
 

jackalope

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Jan 2010
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everyone takes EBT now. government money, hell yah i'll take it.

those businesses that allow anyone to get cash back should be banned from accepting EBT.

They're not giving them cash in exchange for food stamps. Some recipients receive cash assistance, AND food stamps assistance. The cash can be taken as withdrawals:


Welfare recipients receive food stamps and cash assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Both benefits are accessed through an EBT card, but only cash assistance — meant for housing, utilities and household necessities — can be accessed at ATMs.

A single-person household could receive a maximum $200 in monthly food stamps plus $158 in cash assistance. A family of four could get as much as $668 in food stamps and $433 in cash.

The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
 
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Rorschach

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everyone takes EBT now. government money, hell yah i'll take it.

those businesses that allow anyone to get cash back should be banned from accepting EBT.
It should simply be limited to Grocery Stores, or, approved Convienient stores.

IF ANY establishment is caught giving money for Food Stamps, and/or, selling alchohol, tobacco, etc., they should recieve a fine, plus penalities.

Hell, I would not have an issue, with even the types of food/groceries being limited.

I can't tell you the number of times that I have seen someone lay out chips, colas, candy, cookies, etc., then pay for it with a Food Stamp/EBT. Although, I must say that I have also seen many people using the same in a very responsible manner, getting meat, fresh vegetables, etc.
 
Jul 2011
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Tennessee
They're not giving them cash in exchange for food stamps. Some recipients receive cash assistance, AND food stamps assistance. The cash can be taken as withdrawals:
so it's the government that's doing it. that's even worse.

are you for turning the side cash off?

giving them cash allows them to abuse the system.
 

jackalope

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Jan 2010
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Maine
so it's the government that's doing it. that's even worse.

are you for turning the side cash off?

giving them cash allows them to abuse the system.
I am uncertain. It's being abused, no doubt. It's also needed, no doubt. Some kind of change might be necessary, depending on the level of abuse (nothing is 100% perfect). Payments directly to utilities, or landlords? Gas cards for transportation needs, similar to WIC for milk, etc for pregnant women and children?

Classes in basic living skills and money management, for recipients?

Treatment for those with addictions?


Not sure, mtm. But I do know there is some abuse in the system.
 
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so it's the government that's doing it. that's even worse.

are you for turning the side cash off?

giving them cash allows them to abuse the system.
I have seen the same problem with panhandlers. I was coming out of a deli after lunch and there was a guy begging on the corner. I offered to buy him a sandwich in the deli and he turned me down saying he wanted the cash instead. I think he just wanted to money for drugs or alcohol. I told him no. He wasn't happy about that.
 

michaelr

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EXCLUSIVE: Welfare recipients using EBT cards to get cash at strip clubs, X-rated video stores and bars - NYPOST.com

They need to put a stop to this. The rest of us poor slobs who actually work have to pay for this stuff out of their own pockets!
Get with the program. I mean with the numbers on welfare due to Obama nomics, the strip clubs need all the help they can get or bee doomed to welfare like the rest of the country themselves.

I bet lap dancers accept food stamps.