Skip to comments.My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform
Posted on 12/13/2011 12:23:23 PM PST by gabriellah
During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine. I spent hours upon hours toiling away at a register, scanning, bagging, and dealing with questionable clientele. These were all expected parts of the job, and I was okay with it. What I didnt expect to be part of my job at Wal-Mart was to witness massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse.
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This is just in one store can you imagine what is going on all over the country with these cheats.
So what’s your solution?
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The underlying message is that those who work for a living and pay taxes are chumps. Eventually, more and more give up and become permanent, dependent, Rat voters. This is like cancer and it is killing the country.
When I worked in the medical field I saw many people on Medi-caid. One patient cancelled a surgery because he was going on vacation to Italy! Another welfare lady came into the office in a sports car.
Privatize all charity.
If a charity becomes known for allowing too much fraud and waste, people stop contributing to it and direct their charity elsewhere.
People on the dole shouldn’t be permitted to vote.
Boy! Are looters gonna be mad when the economy collapses!
No one has to contribute to charities now, do they?
Yep, that’s one thing that people should take heart in -
this can’t go on forever, and you can just imagine those people when the dole runs out...
I always said, if scammers put as much effort into legitimate work, there’s no telling how successful they could be.
How would that, realistically, be enforced?
The feds take so much money from taxpayers - and much of that in the name of charity - there isn’t much left for charities.
Nope, they sure don’t,
so it would be up to the charity founder and those that believe in the charity to convince people that their donations are going to a worthwhile cause.
I’m glad to see that this young lady is quickly learning. Let’s hope there are more like her. (Granted, I am presuming she was already a conservative from her blog name).
“The man had been on welfare my entire life. Thats not how welfare was intended,”
...oh yes it was!
My wife is a cashier at 7-11. She came home angry once telling me about a customer that came in and paid for her junk food with an ebt card and then pulled out a one hundred dollar bill to pay for her gas. Gas that she put into her MERCEDES.
My wife put in a year at Wal-Mart many years ago. She too has stories regarding the seedy underbelly of humanity which is rapidly becoming the norm.
Sounds like the experience my Son had at the Walmart here the other day - couple in front of him, bought a computer, a 32 HDTV, and a bunch of other things - then paid for a bunch of food with an EBT card. Outside they were parked right down from him, and he watched them load everything into a Lexus.
Wouldn’t that put an expense burden on the charity, that it doesn’t already have? How would that info get disseminated?
“I’ll have those n*rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” — Lyndon B. Johnson
Scarborough ME. Home of Ken’s Fried Clams. Yum.
People have differing attitudes aboput what assistance is for. My grandson said it is to help people through hard times. I say it is to keep them from starving to death.
You are absolutely right, but guess what would happen if anyone seriously submitted such legislation?
I witnessed this once at a local grocery store, three people ahead of me in line all using the EBT cards.
I was *this* close to blurting out “Another one of those damn cards? Doesn’t anybody f***ing work around here?”
I didn’t say anything, but I wish I had.
My wife is a cashier at a Walmart in CA. I hear all about what you described.
Just wow. Welfare state of mind on clear display. Good for this young woman to write so well about her experiences. There is a whole new generation to wake up. We’ll need more, many more, like her.
I was at Walmart the other day and the two women and 4 children in front of me had 4 carts That rang up to $667.00. She tried to pay with an EBT benefits card from New Mexico and it would not work here in Colorado. She and her mother argued with the cashier and then her mother pulled out a handful of benefits cards from Colorado and paid with them. I have never bought even $400 worth of groceries at once in my life.
Every one of us should send that photo and receipt to our Congresscritters and Senators.
That’s the fiduciary DUTY of a charity,
to account for how its donations get distributed.
The whole point is that a charity receives its donations through voluntary contributions, not by sticking a gun to people’s heads and then not being accountable for how that money is spent.
Yes I can imagine.I worked in a grocery store 25+ years ago and watched the same stuff go on then and it has not got any better.
Agreed, and that includes those on the government dole as employees.
I was a bagger/cart boy in a Pennsylvania supermarket 40 years ago. Same crap. Some well-dressed sleaze would use food stamps at the checkout and I would help her load up her brand new Lincoln Continental. No tip, either.
So whats your solution ?
You need food ? Come down to the armory once a month and we give you food. Beans,rice, cheese, powdered milk,canned meat.
No cash for gas. No cash for cigarettes. No cash for beer.
We’ll give you laundry soap and toilet paper.
If you’re really looking for work, we’ll give you pager.
Oh and by the way, the day you come down for your food, you’ll spend a couple hours cleaning around the armory.
Easiest way would be to end the dole.
It is not just a regional or specific state problem. Once you realize the ubiquity of the leeches in this country, you will realize that is why Obama MUST take wealth from producers to redistribute to these people. They are his lifeline to his Despotic Reign.
I cannot recall the last time in at least two years of going to Walmart (paying cash), only to get behind some fat leech using her EBT card...it is a national disgrace.
I have lefty relatives who live in Sanford, ME. Not 10 minutes from this Walmart. I can guarantee that the Maine mentality is to take it til it hurts. HUGE welfare state in ME. Schools are among the lowest in the country. High taxes. No Jobs. A-holes from NY and Boston own estates on the water. Inland is bad.
I paid over $50K last year in Federal Income Tax... I DO NOT DO “CHARITY” ANY MORE.
They do that now? Use guns and force?
The sum total of your posts on this thread leads to the conclusion that there is nothing that can be done about this so we should not even bring it up.
In other words, you have exercised your First Amendment Right and in doing so wasted everybody’s time.
Voluntary charities do not, government does.
Try not paying your taxes...
You honestly believe that’s a viable solution?
Ah, but does that include military members? Government contractors and suppliers? Where do you draw the line?
Personally, I'd say anyone drawing welfare, Medicare/Medicaid, SSI, food stamps, and the like are ineligible to vote while accepting such payments would be more than sufficient without crossing over into the grey area of disqualifying government employees.
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