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Old 10-09-2012, 13:34   #1
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Food Stamp Program

I wonder what % of the 47,000,000 People Really “Deserve” to be on Obama’s Food Stamp Program?!


At approximately 2:30 pm, September 6,
2012, I entered the Publix store on Main St. in Gainesville, FL to
pick up a few items. I gathered my items and went to the 14 and under
register to check-out. The person in front of me (a white female,
approximate age 35-43, fake nails, big braided hair do, clean clothes,
carrying a purse and a plastic drinking cup) put her purchase on the
check out surface ONE GRAPE.



Yes, that is correct ONE GRAPE. The
cashier asked if that was all, she replied yes. The cashier then
weighted the GRAPE and told the women the cost was $.02 (TWO CENTS),
the women then pulled out her Food Stamp EBT card and swiped it
through the credit card machine, requesting $24.00 in cash back. The
cashier asked if she wanted the GRAPE, the woman replied no and the
GRAPE was put in the garbage can. The register recorded the sale as
.02, cash back $24.00. The cashier then asked if two fives would be
okay because was out of tens, the woman agreed and took the $24.00
folded it up and put it in her pocket and left the store.



As the next person in line I asked the
cashier as a tax payer what in the hell just happened here she said
she was on the clock and could not comment. I then asked if I had
actually seen this person purchase and discard a GRAPE, then get cash
back on her Food Stamp EBT card. The cashier responded that it happens
all day every day in their store. She also said that if the person
buying the GRAPE has it ring up over .02 they get mad and make her
reweigh it.



My next comment was to ask the
cashier if she planned to vote in November and she said she could
hardly wait for 11/6/12 to get here as one tax payer to another. I
paid for my groceries, in cash, and left the store madder than 10 wet
hens.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:42   #2
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What pisses me off is seeing people pay for premium meat with EBT, then get into a very nice car when they leave. Ill give two examples. One time in the local grocery store a black lady with her 3 kids put about 15lbs of ribeyes on the conveyor and at least 6 boxes of twinkies and assorted snacks. All of it was paid for with an EBT card. I noticed she got into a late model Lincoln MKZ. Another instance was a white lady bought 5 live lobsters from the tank and paid with an EBT. She left in a brand new Chevy Z71. Both times I commented to the cashier that "I wish I could eat that good on someone else's dime".
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:50   #3
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Usually when people repost chain emails, they at least say so.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:56   #4
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Old 10-09-2012, 14:57   #5
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Usually when people repost chain emails, they at least say so.
"SAY SO!" SO What? You don't think this is happening?!
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:08   #6
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"SAY SO!" SO What?
The "so what" is a little thing called "integrity." Ask SgtMaj Daly about it, he'll tell you.

Your post was written such that it implied that you personally saw this. You did not.

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No idea.

I do know the EBT program is designed not to work that way. You cannot get cash back off of an EBT card. Cards that are loaded with both food benefits and other benefits can be used to withdraw funds at any ATM, no need to go buy a grape.

I doubt that the story took place, but cannot prove that it did not. I can state with absolute certainty that it did not go down the way that the story claims that it went down, you cannot get cash back from food stamps in any way.
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Old 10-09-2012, 20:09   #7
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Cards that are loaded with both food benefits and other benefits can be used to withdraw funds at any ATM, no need to go buy a grape.
Here people end up destroying the magnetic strip on their cards so they can't be used at an ATM and the stores won't give cashback without a purchase.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:31   #8
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"SAY SO!" SO What? You don't think this happening?!
You should not be surprised you are called out. You just posted a complete fabricated lie you portrayed to be something truthful that you personally witnesses.
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:48   #9
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You should not be surprised you are called out. You just posted a complete fabricated lie you portrayed to be something truthful that you personally witnesses.
I DID NOT! Look at my Location - I'm in CA; Not FL.
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Old 10-18-2012, 16:31   #10
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I DID NOT! Look at my Location - I'm in CA; Not FL.
If you want to go that way with it, don't ever leave your posted location without changing it, else you become the liar you are trying to convince yourself you aren't.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:54   #11
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Lol I never say so...
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:55   #12
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Bullsnot. You cant get cash back for food stamp EBT. Absolutely, positively, cannot. Whoever wrote that is a liar and a fool or just a liar that is out to convince fools.

If the person recieved cash benefits that would be one thing. Cash benefits is NOT the same thing as food stamps. Two totally different critters altogether. Now, if it was a cash benefit type thing, then maybe she did it to avoid ATM fees? Who knows, but the story AS TOLD is not true.
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Bullsnot. You cant get cash back for food stamp EBT. Absolutely, positively, cannot. Whoever wrote that is a liar and a fool or just a liar that is out to convince fools.

If the person recieved cash benefits that would be one thing. Cash benefits is NOT the same thing as food stamps. Two totally different critters altogether. Now, if it was a cash benefit type thing, then maybe she did it to avoid ATM fees? Who knows, but the story AS TOLD is not true.
Most, if not all States provide cash for needy families via an EBT card. And yes, it also serves as a 'Food Stamp' card.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:28   #14
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Most, if not all States provide cash for needy families via an EBT card. And yes, it also serves as a 'Food Stamp' card.
I know that, and I didnt dispute that. They are SEPERATE though. They are not just put in one category. The card has two balances, one for SNAP(food stamps) and one for TANF(cash assistance). You CANNOT get cash back from food stamps, period.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:59   #15
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Absolutely not true. In the days of paper script (food stamps) this used to happen because you had to give back change in currency. However, it was never more than 99 cents.


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I don't know about cards and what not....but we did have a local "feed the hungry" event a couple days ago where a bunch of vendors met in a parking lot and passed out all kinds of food to a long line of people. Local news broadcast it and I couldn't help but notice that the majority of the people in the line were significantly overweight. I also caught a few smartphones being played with.
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There is no Publix store on main street in Gainesville.

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Old 10-09-2012, 14:16   #18
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Feds must have shut them down for food stamp fraud.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:03   #19
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Because the issue has been haunted by absent-tooth demagogues that write chain letters, it's useless to try to make a valid point about the abuse of food stamps. When you do, everyone just associates you with these people.
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http://store.publix.com/publix/cgi/site?site=00795
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It does not cost you anything to use the Virginia EBT Card for Food Stamps.
You do not ever get cash back when you use it.

www.ebt.acs-inc.com/ebtcard/vaebt/ebt_link.jsp
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What I hate is the those millionaires who dont have any taxable income because they hide it all off-shore, drive up in a Ferrari or a chauffeured Rolls, and then have the audacity to buy Dijon mustard with their EBT card.
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What I hate is the those millionaires who dont have any taxable income because they hide it all off-shore, drive up in a Ferrari or a chauffeured Rolls, and then have the audacity to buy Dijon mustard with their EBT card.
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Hey, I am poor and must buy beer with mine. No dijon for me.
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I have a relative (by marriage) that is 21, has 3 kids from 2 different men out of wedlock, lives with her parents who make over $300k/year, and gets $800 a month in food stamps.........
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