Pisses me off to be standing at the seafood counter to buy whatever is on sale when a pack of EBT card holders come in and get $30 worth of crab legs each. (I see them “pay” at the register).
Mebbe an Urban legend, but I read of a shopper who was behind a EBT person who tried to buy cat food with the card. When refused, she said "Wait a minute." and came back with a packge of shrimp. The customer behind her almost had a cow.
My youngest and his wife were on hard times for a while, eating ramen noodles and hot dogs for days on end. He visited a buddy and his wife, who are sitting down to a dinner of halibut steak - courtesy of the taxpayer. They also were Section 8 and paid 1/4 the rent my boy did. Those people also worked the churches, going around boo-hooing about no money for electricity or phone, getting bailed out, and using the new surplus for cigarettes. They cycled through every church in the book. My youngest ended up being to the right of Genghis Khan after that episode.