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My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform
TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/13/2011 | Christine Rouselle

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 didn’t expect to be part of my job at Wal-Mart was to witness massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: dooomed; foodstamps; walmart; welfare
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1 posted on 12/13/2011 12:23:26 PM PST by gabriellah
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bump for later


2 posted on 12/13/2011 12:30:09 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: gabriellah
I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine

This is just in one store can you imagine what is going on all over the country with these cheats.

3 posted on 12/13/2011 12:30:21 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: bikerman

So what’s your solution?


4 posted on 12/13/2011 12:31:29 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: gabriellah

bump for later


5 posted on 12/13/2011 12:32:53 PM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: gabriellah

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.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 12:33:12 PM PST by Truth29
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To: gabriellah

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.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 12:33:37 PM PST by RightWingMama
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To: stuartcr

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.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 12:34:29 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: gabriellah
In Mississippi its not just in Wal Marts, one sees the fraud in small stores, Kroger, K-Marts, and many other stores. We even have these mom and pop Mexican stores crop up that are schooled in getting in on the welfare scams.
9 posted on 12/13/2011 12:34:46 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: stuartcr

People on the dole shouldn’t be permitted to vote.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 12:34:53 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: gabriellah

Boy! Are looters gonna be mad when the economy collapses!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII&feature=player_embedded


11 posted on 12/13/2011 12:36:47 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MrB

No one has to contribute to charities now, do they?


12 posted on 12/13/2011 12:37:29 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: gabriellah

13 posted on 12/13/2011 12:38:06 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Mortrey

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...


14 posted on 12/13/2011 12:38:14 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: gabriellah

I always said, if scammers put as much effort into legitimate work, there’s no telling how successful they could be.


15 posted on 12/13/2011 12:38:35 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

How would that, realistically, be enforced?


16 posted on 12/13/2011 12:38:42 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stuartcr

The feds take so much money from taxpayers - and much of that in the name of charity - there isn’t much left for charities.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 12:39:05 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: stuartcr

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.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 12:39:41 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: gabriellah

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).


19 posted on 12/13/2011 12:39:41 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: gabriellah

“The man had been on welfare my entire life. That’s not how welfare was intended,”

...oh yes it was!


20 posted on 12/13/2011 12:39:52 PM PST by albie
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To: gabriellah

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.


21 posted on 12/13/2011 12:40:30 PM PST by Grunthor (We dont LOVE Newt - heck we barely even like him. He's just the best of a rotten bunch)
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To: gabriellah

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.


22 posted on 12/13/2011 12:40:52 PM PST by mad puppy (Spare me your line of crap...I'm voting for Newt.)
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To: gabriellah

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.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 12:41:59 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: MrB

Wouldn’t that put an expense burden on the charity, that it doesn’t already have? How would that info get disseminated?


24 posted on 12/13/2011 12:42:09 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: albie

“I’ll have those n*rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” — Lyndon B. Johnson


25 posted on 12/13/2011 12:42:13 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bikerman

Scarborough ME. Home of Ken’s Fried Clams. Yum.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 12:42:14 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: surroundedbyblue
People on the dole shouldn’t be permitted to vote.
27 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:25 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: gabriellah
Nothing new. I'm a cashier, too. Not only do people by junk food with EBT cards, they then have plenty of money to buy dvds, etc. Just before Thanksgiving, I sold a guy a PS3, “Do you want the service plan with that?” He decided to get it, telling he that this was his third PS3 in two years, the others burned out. More than $400. He then bought junk food with his EBT card. But he was in a wheelchair....

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.

28 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:25 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: MrB
Privatize all charity.

100% agree

29 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:33 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: surroundedbyblue

You are absolutely right, but guess what would happen if anyone seriously submitted such legislation?


30 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:40 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: vetvetdoug

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.


31 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:50 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: bikerman

My wife is a cashier at a Walmart in CA. I hear all about what you described.


32 posted on 12/13/2011 12:44:07 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: gabriellah

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.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 12:45:12 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: gabriellah

www.peopleofwalmart.com


34 posted on 12/13/2011 12:45:50 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: gabriellah

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.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 12:46:13 PM PST by albionin
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To: TLI

Every one of us should send that photo and receipt to our Congresscritters and Senators.


36 posted on 12/13/2011 12:46:13 PM PST by freespirited
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To: stuartcr

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.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 12:47:42 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bikerman

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.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 12:47:49 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: surroundedbyblue
People on the dole shouldn’t be permitted to vote.

Agreed, and that includes those on the government dole as employees.

39 posted on 12/13/2011 12:49:55 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: chris_bdba

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.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 12:52:47 PM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: stuartcr

So what’s your solution ?


STOP GIVING THEM MONEY !!!!

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.


41 posted on 12/13/2011 12:53:03 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: stuartcr
How would that, realistically, be enforced?

Easiest way would be to end the dole.

42 posted on 12/13/2011 12:54:10 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: bikerman

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.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 12:54:47 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: VastRWCon

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.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 12:55:37 PM PST by albie
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To: MrB

I paid over $50K last year in Federal Income Tax... I DO NOT DO “CHARITY” ANY MORE.


45 posted on 12/13/2011 12:56:05 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: MrB

They do that now? Use guns and force?


46 posted on 12/13/2011 12:56:23 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: stuartcr

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.


47 posted on 12/13/2011 12:57:28 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: stuartcr

Voluntary charities do not, government does.

Try not paying your taxes...


48 posted on 12/13/2011 1:00:53 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maine yankee

You honestly believe that’s a viable solution?


49 posted on 12/13/2011 1:01:00 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Balding_Eagle
Agreed, and that includes those on the government dole as employees.

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.

50 posted on 12/13/2011 1:01:46 PM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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