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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps
8:39 PM 06/30/2014


Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps. (RELATED: Food Stamp Use Reaches Another High In September: 47.7 Million Participants)

According to Washington, D.C.’s Department of Human Service, SNAP’s mission is to help “low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.” You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden. But the SNAP program doesn’t have any way to actually enforce the rules. Because of this, the “rules” are more like soft guidelines, and that might explain the massive increase in welfare recipients in the past few years. (RELATED: USDA Suggests Food Stamp Parties, Games To Increase Participation)

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2. Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
  10. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  11. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

    Coming Soon? Pot:
    Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)

Tags: Food Stamp Program, Food stamps, Welfare, Welfare benefits


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/1...you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz36Dk5zhMa
 

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps
8:39 PM 06/30/2014


Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps. (RELATED: Food Stamp Use Reaches Another High In September: 47.7 Million Participants)

According to Washington, D.C.’s Department of Human Service, SNAP’s mission is to help “low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.” You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden. But the SNAP program doesn’t have any way to actually enforce the rules. Because of this, the “rules” are more like soft guidelines, and that might explain the massive increase in welfare recipients in the past few years. (RELATED: USDA Suggests Food Stamp Parties, Games To Increase Participation)

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2. Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
  10. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  11. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

    Coming Soon? Pot:
    Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)

Tags: Food Stamp Program, Food stamps, Welfare, Welfare benefits


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/1...you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz36Dk5zhMa
Old copy paste. Eventually outlets will fact check their information
 

msq2

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps
8:39 PM 06/30/2014


Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps. (RELATED: Food Stamp Use Reaches Another High In September: 47.7 Million Participants)

According to Washington, D.C.’s Department of Human Service, SNAP’s mission is to help “low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.” You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden. But the SNAP program doesn’t have any way to actually enforce the rules. Because of this, the “rules” are more like soft guidelines, and that might explain the massive increase in welfare recipients in the past few years. (RELATED: USDA Suggests Food Stamp Parties, Games To Increase Participation)

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2. Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
  10. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  11. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

    Coming Soon? Pot:
    Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)

Tags: Food Stamp Program, Food stamps, Welfare, Welfare benefits


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/1...you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz36Dk5zhMa
Old copy paste. Eventually outlets will fact check their information
 

Cimarron

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps
8:39 PM 06/30/2014


Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps. (RELATED: Food Stamp Use Reaches Another High In September: 47.7 Million Participants)

According to Washington, D.C.’s Department of Human Service, SNAP’s mission is to help “low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.” You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden. But the SNAP program doesn’t have any way to actually enforce the rules. Because of this, the “rules” are more like soft guidelines, and that might explain the massive increase in welfare recipients in the past few years. (RELATED: USDA Suggests Food Stamp Parties, Games To Increase Participation)

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2. Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
  10. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  11. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

    Coming Soon? Pot:
    Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)

Tags: Food Stamp Program, Food stamps, Welfare, Welfare benefits


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/1...you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz36Dk5zhMa
The current policy of Welfare and Food Stamps isn't really about helping people in need. It's more about being paid by the government according to their abilities and needs. It's the "equalizer" putting everyone on the same standard of living.
 

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Old copy paste. Eventually outlets will fact check their information
Any obviously incorrect information in there or are you just throwing shade without knowing?
 

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In Oklahoma, I believe the DHS has the system down pretty well... the card shouldn't work in places like Taco Bell or anything that serves hot food. Now, you can go buy lobster from the market or a massive $50 steak if you wanted from the butcher.

The problem has never changed in my opinion, there aren't anyone really checking to see if the people who apply for these cards are making or not making the money they say they are. You can have a friend fill out the form or even yourself, just lie about your income and they process it.
 

CocoCincinnati

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It's been a while but back when I was a pharmacy tech at Walgreens, I would see people come through the drive thru in fairly expensive, brand new cars and then hand me a medicaid card to get their prescriptions for free. Ticked me off to no end.
 
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The current policy of Welfare and Food Stamps isn't really about helping people in need. It's more about being paid by the government according to their abilities and needs. It's the "equalizer" putting everyone on the same standard of living.
But Karl Marx thought this was a good idea !
 

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The current policy of Welfare and Food Stamps isn't really about helping people in need. It's more about being paid by the government according to their abilities and needs. It's the "equalizer" putting everyone on the same standard of living.
I'd say it goes even beyond that. If people are buying lap dances, lattes and lobsters with it then the are obviously getting more than enough to cover just their needs.
 

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It's been a while but back when I was a pharmacy tech at Walgreens, I would see people come through the drive thru in fairly expensive, brand new cars and then hand me a medicaid card to get their prescriptions for free. Ticked me off to no end.
Similar story here. Worked for a Medicaid dental provider and routinely saw Escalades, Mercedes, Chrysler 300s, and a lot of other vehicles that, even used, were still nice enough that they shouldn't have been being driven by people in that demographic.

But sure enough, they'd come inside, and pull their SoonerCare cards out of Coach and Louis Vuitton bags.
 

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Similar story here. Worked for a Medicaid dental provider and routinely saw Escalades, Mercedes, Chrysler 300s, and a lot of other vehicles that, even used, were still nice enough that they shouldn't have been being driven by people in that demographic.

But sure enough, they'd come inside, and pull their SoonerCare cards out of Coach and Louis Vuitton bags.
That should just be a crime. Plain and simple. Could that not be considered fraud of some kind??
 

Cimarron

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I'd say it goes even beyond that. If people are buying lap dances, lattes and lobsters with it then the are obviously getting more than enough to cover just their needs.
You're right, it isn't just promising the "needy" or those who claim the system has made them "needy" the basics to survive, but promising a standard of living that they somehow believe they are entitled to regardless of their education (rather through the education system or by their own study) or work ethic.
 

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You're right, it isn't just promising the "needy" or those who claim the system has made them "needy" the basics to survive, but promising a standard of living that they somehow believe they are entitled to regardless of their education (rather through the education system or by their own study) or work ethic.
Even making the problem worse is that they know if they have kids, they get more benefits.
 

OrangeForever

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That should just be a crime. Plain and simple. Could that not be considered fraud of some kind??
Could be, but there just isn't the manpower to verify claims. The checks and balances are so basic that it essentially encourages people to abuse the system.
 

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Similar story here. Worked for a Medicaid dental provider and routinely saw Escalades, Mercedes, Chrysler 300s, and a lot of other vehicles that, even used, were still nice enough that they shouldn't have been being driven by people in that demographic.

But sure enough, they'd come inside, and pull their SoonerCare cards out of Coach and Louis Vuitton bags.
Surely, a lot of those same vehicles are parked at casinos. But I bet huge 4 door pickups are coming on strong with people on public assistance.
 

wrenhal

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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps
8:39 PM 06/30/2014


Food stamps have become a major facet of the American system. And as the number of welfare recipients increases, so does the number of items that can be purchased with a food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Government assistant programs have been on a steady recipient incline for the last 50 years. For the FY 2013, a record number of Americans were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In 2008, 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps, and an additional 19.4 million have been added in the last five years. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps. (RELATED: Food Stamp Use Reaches Another High In September: 47.7 Million Participants)

According to Washington, D.C.’s Department of Human Service, SNAP’s mission is to help “low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.” You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden. But the SNAP program doesn’t have any way to actually enforce the rules. Because of this, the “rules” are more like soft guidelines, and that might explain the massive increase in welfare recipients in the past few years. (RELATED: USDA Suggests Food Stamp Parties, Games To Increase Participation)

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2. Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
  10. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  11. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

    Coming Soon? Pot:
    Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)

Tags: Food Stamp Program, Food stamps, Welfare, Welfare benefits


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/1...you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/#ixzz36Dk5zhMa
There is a difference between snap/food stamps and welfare. You can not withdraw money from food stamps. Both distributions go to the same , but not everyone with a card has welfare money.
 

wrenhal

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Similar story here. Worked for a Medicaid dental provider and routinely saw Escalades, Mercedes, Chrysler 300s, and a lot of other vehicles that, even used, were still nice enough that they shouldn't have been being driven by people in that demographic.

But sure enough, they'd come inside, and pull their SoonerCare cards out of Coach and Louis Vuitton bags.
Someone can't buy thrifty? I've seen expensive purses at thrift stores for $5. Just saying.