Skip to comments.Firing squad ends clerk’s EBT stand
Posted on 06/27/2012 6:12:04 AM PDT by smokingfrog
Jackie Whiton, age 65, had worked as a cashier at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough, N.H., for years. But then a couple of weeks ago she committed a firing offense.
She refused to allow a welfare recipient to use his EBT card to buy a pack of smokes.
How dare a taxpayer say no to a member of the non-working class? This is verboten in Obamas America.
So she was fired. Thatll teach her. The gimme guy was a young man, about 20, and when he asked for cigarettes, Jackie Whiton handed them to him but asked for his ID. He handed her his EBT card.
I said to him, Do you think that the man in line behind you and the lady behind him want to buy you your cigarettes? And he said Yes. Then he said, Give me back my card. And I said, Give me back my cigarettes.
The kid left and the man behind him in line then told Jackie Whiton, You said just exactly what I was thinking.
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You can buy cigs with welfare?? No wonder the feds don’t want to give you an accounting.
Purchasing smokes, lots of smokes, with EBT cards should be encouraged for obvious reasons.
And our Dear Leader (the the Dept of Agriculture) is advertising for more people to apply while at the same time, it has ordered States not to divulge where these cares are being used or what the "recipients" are purchasing with them.
Probably heading for the strip club with his EBT card?
I have a part time job in the wine and spirits department of a large grocery store. Our card reader will not allow EBT cards to purchase tobacco products, beer, wine or liquor. Sadly I have frequently seen EBT users buy about $10 worth of junk food and then pay cash for about $20 worth of beer. What dismays me most about the EBT cards is that users can buy all sorts of junk food and even bottled water, large steaks and crab legs. If Michelle Obama or Mayor Bloomberg wanted to end obesity simply restrict EBT card purchases only to healthy food items similar to the WIC program.
Is this federal or state? As a taxpaying citizen, I should know but don’t.
And bath salts.............
Cigarettes and tobacco are not eligible. The clerk was fired for the "these other people probably don't want to buy your smokes" remark. The outcome might have been different if she'd said something like "that product isn't eligible for purchase on an EBT card."
The only “food aid” that should be available is 3 MRE’s a day. Period. If it’s good enough for our troops it’s good enough for them.
Wouldn't you LOVE to ask them that question on national tv?
I was thinking that, too. For one thing, heavy smokers have lower rates of obesity, and we know there’s a terrible obesity epidemic among people too poor to purchase food.
My understanding it is like Medicaid—the state and fed splits the cost.
Oh, and where did the stories go about Doctors taking early retirement if
Obocare is implemented? The Gov cannot force them to care.
So I tried answering my own question. I looked at Virginia EBT and found the following:
Items that can be purchased with SNAP include:
Food or food products meant to be eaten by people
Vegetable seeds and food producing plants, roots, and trees for family consumption
Baby formula, diabetic, and diet foods
Edible items used in preparing or preserving food such as spices and herbs, pectin, and shortening
Water and ice labeled for human consumption
Meals delivered to elderly or disabled SNAP recipients if the organization providing the meal is authorized to accept EBT cards
Items that cannot be purchased with benefits include:
Prepared hot foods in grocery stores
Any prepared food (hot or cold) sold and meant to be eaten at the store
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
Cleaning products, paper products, toiletries, and cooking utensils
Items for food preservation such as canning jars and lids, freezer containers, or food wrapping paper
Medicines, vitamins or minerals
Items for gardening such as fertilizer and peat moss
In the book ‘Brave New World’ a drug called ‘soma’ was used to control the masses, especially the lower class castes that did menial labor and had room temperature IQs.
EBT (Obama bucks)is the ‘soma’ of today............
Too good. when I was in the Army, in 1969 in Korea, I got issued a box of ‘Cs’ [we were on patrol] that had been boxed when my Pop was in the Army - in 1944. Bet you there’s a whole of of those beauties stashed somewhere, and ready to go.
WIC subsidies can be used for milk, cheese, and all kind of vitamin-fortified processed grain gunk, as well as baby foods, formula, and so on. None of this stuff (except single-ingredient baby foods) is any “healthier” than steak and crab legs: it’s just cheaper.
If you give people money or the equivalent, you simply can’t control what they do with it.