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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RedTop, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. RedTop

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    I walked into AutoZone this morning to buy a few things and noticed they had a sign on the door – We Accept EBT.

    WTF?

    Now, I certainly don’t blame businesses for taking this form of payment if it is legal, but this truly makes me sick. It’s common knowledge that when people are on food stamps they use the money they would have spent on food to buy other things. However, re-distributing taxpayer money to directly pay for someone’s rims or curb-feelers is an outrage and I’m sure this is only the tip of the iceberg.

    This crap has to stop. Do people not feel shame anymore? I wonder what the government will enable next for a few votes.

    :steamed:
     
  2. Zonny

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    Someone on welfare shouldn't be able to walk into an Autozone and replace their dead battery?
     

  3. boomhower

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    I think they can only use it for soda and candy, they can't buy a set of brake pads with the EBT card.
     
  4. boomhower

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    Not with food stamps.
     
  5. SMOKEin

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    So they shouldn't buy oil and filter to change it themselves? Oh that's right, they are poor and should go pay overpriced amounts to have the quickie lube do it instead.
     
  6. Zonny

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    "EBT" does not indicate just food stamps. EBT= Electronic Benefits Transfer. Many forms of assistance are placed on that EBT card. You cannot walk into an AutoZone and buy a battery with only Food Stamp benefits on your card.
     
  7. RedTop

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    Then what's next? When does it stop?
     
  8. Zonny

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    I don't understand your reasoning. Welfare used to come in the
    form of a check. Now it's placed on the card. They can spend that money as they see fit. It has nothing to do with food benefits.
     
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  9. MasterShake

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    I have to agree with Zonny here, why shouldn't someone on welfare be able to fix their probably run down car? :dunno:
     
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    In a 2010 Los Angeles Times report, EBT cards were being used in places like Indian casinos and strip clubs.

    According to The Times, it was discovered that nearly $5 million in cash benefits were spent or withdrawn from ATMs at casinos and poker rooms between January 2007 and May 2010.

    “The cards, which provide recipients access to federal as well as state cash, were also used in tourist destinations, including the Las Vegas Strip, a remote Hawaiian island that is home to two Four Seasons resorts and on cruise ships leaving from ports around the globe,” The Times reported.

    To try to combat the abuses, a bill was introduced last year by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee which bars welfare recipients nationwide from using their EBT cards in casinos, strip clubs, liquor stores, massage parlors, medical marijuana dispensaries, bars and even cruise ships.

    It was called discriminatory... and failed.
     
  11. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    theres a cash balance on them you can use for whatever, you can get cash back even
     
  12. Zonny

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    Yep. People have and always will spend money they don't have, foolishly.

    Problem is, there is no way to control this when as I stated before, their welfare benefits used to come to them by way of a check at the first of the month. They could then, cash that check and walk into any casino/strip club/whore house/ or bar that they wanted to. Nothing is different today except the obvious use of the card.
     
  13. RedTop

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    My reasoning is simple – It seems there isn’t any indignity attached to receiving aid anymore, especially when it’s handed out by the government. First it was about feeding the hungry when they’re down on their luck. Now it appears to be a way of life, for recipients, businesses, and politicians. And in some cases, celebrated:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64Fz-KW1Dk"]MY EBT (NOW ON iTUNES) - By @MrEBT & @CaptnHook_Maine - YouTube[/ame]
     
  14. LASTRESORT20

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    ***You are correct in asking....its hard earned tax payer money involved....nice to know if there are any limits....and *`just who`* can use the "E.B.T"...and for what.

    Over-weight baby makin "machine" welfare queens just dont cut it....and baby `makin` Illegals` speaking a different language with baskets full of food using their cell phone & `livin` high on the cob doesnt do it for me either....

    Tolerent.. Pandering.. supportive, touchy feely "progressives" (socialists) make me sick.....and they hate me as much as I dislike them.....:tongueout:
     
  15. glock_19guy1983

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    How do I qualify for EBT cash that can be used for anything? Wonder if I would be the first person to walk into wally world and buy ammo with an EBT card.:supergrin:
     
  16. Zonny

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    I agree the whole system stinks and the abuse is rampant but it's not as simple as preventing someone on benefits (as long as they are truly in need) from buying a battery in an AutoZone.

    Personally, I would like to see the food benefits limited to only basic, healthy food. No empty calorie/junk food allowed. Also, no expensive cuts of meat.

    The WIC program states exactly what is eligible for purchase within that program. I think that should be the way Food Stamp benefits are handled too.
     
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    Agreed. HH
     
  18. Rinspeed

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    Hope and Change man, Hope and Change.
     
  19. Diesel McBadass

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    I change lines when i see a WIC check, seems they never get the right things and hold up the line

    Id like to see ebt turned into a food voucher for basic things, and also ebt cards will have audio that announces its a food stamp, be the size of an ipod and be a nice glowing neon color to shame them
     
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