Skip to comments.Your EBT Card Has Been Denied... At The Spearmint Rhino
Posted on 06/19/2012 10:23:27 PM PDT by Kartographer
America's welfare state is about to suffer a double whammy of epic proportions. On one hand, extended unemployment benefits are now running out at a pace of 100,000+ per week, as more and more American's lose eligibility for Komrade Samov's 99-week sponsored vacation, meaning millions of Americans heretofore sitting comfortably on their couch playing Call of Duty and collecting $400 a week will now start having to think for a change - never a good thing for any regime that relies on its electorate to be docile as drunk and fat Hindu cows. And now this: "New York would prohibit welfare recipients from spending their tax-funded benefits on cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, and strip clubs under a bill passed overwhelmingly by the state Senate on Tuesday. "I understand that people need food stamps," said Republican Sen. Thomas Libous, a Broome County Republican. "What I don't understand is why they need to go to strip clubs, buy lottery tickets, go to a 'racino' or buy alcohol." Wait, you mean you can't spend other people's money to pay for a lap dance? What crazy form of inhumane austerity is this. And isn't spending taxpayer dollars at the Spearmint Rhino one of the amendments to the post-Obama constitution? But perhaps the scariest implication is that New Yorkers actually do spend their EBT money at the Spearmint Rhino right off the card, being ripped off with the traditional 15% plastic surcharge instead of just paying cash. Now that is really stupid.
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This kind of perpetually subsidized existence can hardly be called a “living.”
There is always the option of getting a job.
I know I say that everyday to myself when I punch in. ;-)
Duh, that’s what I mean. Welfare is a mean, bare existence and it is one of the great puzzles of the world why so many black Americans (for one significant group) threw away their dignity for a mess of government pottage. One can argue about the use of such benefits as temporary emergency safety nets. But they aren’t supposed to be hammocks.
Don’t feel like a chump - ebt can’t buy toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, household cleaning products, any kind of hot food.....
Sure it can — You’re thinking the SNAP side of the card is the whole thing. There is the cash side also for many clients.
The cash side is usually less than $80, which doesn’t cover the cost of monthly subway fare in NYC. I don’t know how these people survive here, unless they have a lot of kids and get allowances for them.
400 a week is <75 under what I make working.
And, 75 a week is about what I spend on gas getting to work.
I got work around the house I need to be doing. The commute cost would be nil.
Now, how to get my employer to lay me off...
I don’t know where you are getting the figure of $80, especially hard to believe in NYC. Out here in a rural area people with kids get well over $500/month. That isn’t just hearsay: I am a guardian and see the reports for the cards.
Dude, you can’t eat strippers. At least not that way.
Eating Strippers would solve the Obesity Crisis among the Poor. Low in sugar but they leave a bad aftertaste, kind of like Diet Coke.
Anybody here know where Bloomberg keeps the Suggestion Box?
Per Nancy Pelosi, unemployment checks are the best way to stimulate the economy and.....
1. That's RAACISSST!
2. Many of them have- off the books for their remaining weeks!
It’s free! Swipe you EBT!
The Great Society is a huge success.
Not only created total dependency but took the illegitimacy rate from 20% to 75%.
I have a friend, a woman whose husband abandoned her, who lost everything and is now in “the system”. No children.$80 a month plus food stamps. I have been helping her, she’s devastated.
My best wishes to your friend! I hope things improve for her.
Yes, living expenses are a lot lower here, at least in the more rural areas. I know a guy across the state line here in the NW who just enumerated his living expenses: $440/month (He paid cash for his house a couple years ago, around $66,000 so no mortgage), but everything else is included such as vehicle, homeowners, and medical insurance, food, energy, other utilities and misc. The house is quite nice having been renovated by the previous owner and it boders a state park with a nice view. My own expenses exclusive of debt service are a little higher, around $12,000/yr for a family of four.
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