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USPS now accepts foodstamps
Vanity | 10.23.2012 | Me

Posted on 10/23/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by libh8er

I was over at the post office over lunch break to mail an envelope. I was using a self help kiosk and in the payment menu I noticed - for the first time - that along with credit and debit, there was the option of EBT. EBT ! Now I haven't been to a post office in a while, could be a year or more since I generally send packages by UPS and buy stamps from the grocery store, but the last time I was at a post office I do not recall an EBT payment option. Anybody else noticed this ? Apparently now you can mail letters and send package using foodstamps.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodstamps

1 posted on 10/23/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er
Remember, there can be/are other funds on EBT ~ welfare ~ and I presume in some places other funds you might have ~ like using USDA systems to stow the cash from selling dope ~ who knows.

There are experts on this system ~ but it would seem likely the USPS deals with the EBT as just another debit card ~ and does not have access to the food stamp funds.

2 posted on 10/23/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libh8er

Some states put welfare payments on the EBT cards, cheaper than writing checks.


3 posted on 10/23/2012 2:33:20 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: muawiyah

So even with tax dollars transferred from one govt dept to another, they are still in the red.


4 posted on 10/23/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Just checked my Stamps.com Account, where I buy pre-printed custom stamp sheets and buy postage, and there’s no EBT option there. Yet.


5 posted on 10/23/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow - "0bummer's a towering figure" - at sunset.)
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To: libh8er

EBT cards do food stamps as well as cash payments like AFDC


6 posted on 10/23/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: libh8er

7 posted on 10/23/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: carriage_hill

Go to the USPS web site and check for methods of payment. They list EBT cards right as another type of debit card.


8 posted on 10/23/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: libh8er

Just wait until restaurants are forced to accept EBT cards. I think fast food already does but it’s racist to keep card holders out of the better establishments.


9 posted on 10/23/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: libh8er
Actually, they are in the red because of too many funds being transferred from USPS to OPM ~ $78 billion too much for retirement, another $5 billion a year for people not even born yet, and as always, the federal agencies are supposed to pay postage but they cheat.

Or worse, they just don't care. I once had to process an enormous deficiency on IRS!

You can imagine their chagrin at being caught up short. Yes, it was a ginormous inter agency wedgy ~ USPS won a lot of it.

Their cries of pain and agony still awaken me in the night ~ like howls of underfed coyotes actually.

10 posted on 10/23/2012 3:01:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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11 posted on 10/23/2012 3:03:45 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: svcw

So what happens when the economy crashes and all of the EBT cards (Electronic Benefit Transfer) flash **ERROR**?

“When the music stops: How America’s cities may explode in violence”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2926391/posts?page=535

(I’m about to post a new essay called, “Trapping feral pigs, and other parables of modern life.” It also covers the EBT culture.


12 posted on 10/23/2012 3:22:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: libh8er

Its free! Swipe yo EBT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luo40WjBKWI&feature=relmfu


13 posted on 10/23/2012 4:21:34 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: libh8er

Stamps now come with a nutrition label? I thought they got rid of the ones that could be licked. Maybe people have resorted to eating stamps. That’s only expensive for customers paying with real (earned) money. Has Moochelle demanded that stamps be printed with images of vegetables?


14 posted on 10/23/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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Yes, I think Michelle’s school lunch plans include stamps with pictures of vegetables. The back that can be licked tastes like the vegetable. That is all the nutrition the kids need today.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Ezekiel

I don’t think it’s legal; however if the grocery store turns in the EBT voucher or whatever it’s called and the USDA doesn’t catch it, it gets reimbursed.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 5:56:24 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: libh8er

NO FREAKING WAY!

This will not stand, (if True)

TT


17 posted on 10/23/2012 6:57:53 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: libh8er

Walmart gas pumps state they accept EBT.


18 posted on 10/23/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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