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Food Stamp Program

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RDW, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. RDW


    Mar 12, 2003
    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
  2. glock_19guy1983


    Sep 8, 2002
    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".

  3. devildog2067


    Apr 20, 2005
    Usually when people repost chain emails, they at least say so.


    Sep 30, 2010
    PHX AZ
    Lol I never say so...
  5. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    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.
  6. Zonny


    Apr 22, 2006
    Tempe, Arizona
    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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  7. 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.
  8. berto62


    Mar 28, 2009
    Alachua Fl
    There is no Publix store on main street in Gainesville.

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  9. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    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.
  10. mhambi

    mhambi κολασμένος

    Sep 25, 2001
    Feds must have shut them down for food stamp fraud.
  11. Powder


    Aug 26, 2003
    Tampa, FL
    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.........
  12. HarlDane


    Jul 26, 2005
    San Joaquin Valley
    Sounds like she was trying to get around the ATM fees most banks charge for using EBT. At least she's being frugal with her taxpayer provided funds.
  13. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    I am saving up my EBT cards so I can buy a Benz with them.
  14. devildog2067


    Apr 20, 2005
    If you buy a Hyundai instead you can get cash back.
  15. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    Enough for a ticket to Thailand?
  16. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    Since you are in England..just hop a short flight Stuttgart. Visit the home of your car ( could be finland...but..that digresses). Huge beer festival this weekend. I will be spending all my EBT funds at the beer tent. Since the govt is paying for beer with the EBT, I figure it can flow freely.
  17. dredglock


    Mar 15, 2008
  18. ray9898


    May 29, 2001
    OMG....let me forward this chain email to everyone I know!!!!
  19. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    Hey, I am poor and must buy beer with mine. No dijon for me.