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Baker feels heat for denying EBT users from buying her sweets
boston herald ^ | August 15, 2012 | Chris Cassidy

Posted on 08/15/2012 6:24:33 PM PDT by GQuagmire

A Walpole baker — appalled that welfare abuse now seems almost as American as apple pie — is putting her whoopie pies where her mouth is in a dispute with the Braintree Farmers Market, refusing to take EBT cards for her baked treats." I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases,” said Andrea Taber, proprietor of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. in Walpole, who peddles her wares at the Braintree market on Fridays and now finds herself in the middle of the state’s raging fight over welfare benefits.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; braintree; ebt; snap; welfare

1 posted on 08/15/2012 6:24:40 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

http://eversohumble.com/


2 posted on 08/15/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire
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3 posted on 08/15/2012 6:28:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: GQuagmire

i guess she regards her ‘humble’ pies as luxury items


4 posted on 08/15/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GQuagmire

Moochelle Obama is a hypocrite. Didn’t she say that Americans need to eat healthier? Well, start with the welfare freeloaders. No free sweets for them on my dime!


5 posted on 08/15/2012 6:32:34 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: GQuagmire

It’s free! Swipe yo EBT.”


6 posted on 08/15/2012 6:33:44 PM PDT by Will88
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To: GQuagmire

Good for her. No way food stamps should be used for anything other than the basics.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 6:34:22 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

pie isn’t one of the four basic food groups? like potato chips, cheeseburgers, and ice cream?


8 posted on 08/15/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GQuagmire

She was on Howie Carr today for an hour. Her pie shop is 2 miles from me and I’m going over there this weekend.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT by AU72
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To: GQuagmire

Where my pie? LOL


10 posted on 08/15/2012 6:49:04 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Perhaps with your money, junk food is ok, but not with mine.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 6:49:24 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: GQuagmire

Everybody wants some pie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZOxqVl5oP4


12 posted on 08/15/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GQuagmire
Just sent her this:

Dear Ms. Taber,
I was sent the link to your businesses web page recently by a friend, and was most impressed that your website had messages of support in word and deed for our troops (25% off, God bless you!) admiring your support of our troops without knowing why he sent me the link.

But I did not know you were embroiled in a controversy about EBT cards (only finding out tonight) with the misuse of these types of entitlements being of great interest to me these past several months. I hear you have taken what I deem to be the appropriate stance, and will support you by purchasing your products wherever I can. (being a scratch pie-maker myself, I am always eager to test my fare against people who know what they are doing!)

I understand this has nothing to do with any kind of discrimination against people who are underprivileged, and everything to do with the appropriate use of government money, money which you have paid through your hard work in building your own business. I hope to meet you and shake your hand someday, as people in our world today seem to be as full of talk as they are empty of action.

If I can ever be of assistance in any show of public support for you, or financial help if you have legal difficulties for making this stand, do not hesitate to contact me via this email address. I may not be able to give much, if it comes to that, but I will give what I can in your support. I can't tell you how uplifting it is to see someone take a principled and correct stand, even to their own financial detriment.

And, since I live close enough...I hope to taste those pies soon!

13 posted on 08/15/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: GQuagmire

There is a sign at the self check-out counter of my local store that says EBT card purchases are limited to $60 cash back.

CASH BACK!!!!
So now they can buy their cigs, booze and weed.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 7:16:08 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: AU72

She’s probably a couple of miles from my house, too. I’m going there!


15 posted on 08/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: GQuagmire

Vacuum pack, freeze and ship in styrofoam core box...I’ll take three large ones...apple, cherry and peach.

I’ll supply the ice cream...


16 posted on 08/15/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: smokingfrog
Barack Obama: (telling story to crowd) "...and just as we're finished taking the picture, the owner comes out with our pie...so I take my pie, and I say "I hear you're a die-hard Republican"..."

(in one swift motion, die-hard Republican owner snatches pie from Obama)

Die-Hard Republican Owner: "NO PIE FOR YOU!"

17 posted on 08/15/2012 7:20:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

HEY! You forgot beer!


18 posted on 08/15/2012 7:27:52 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: GQuagmire
Former RN grows business from humble start

Andrea Taber, along with sons Daniel and Timothy, manufactures ready-to-bake.

Twenty-five years as a nurse had left the Sharon resident burnt out on the profession and casting about for a new career. She decided to focus on her lifelong love of baking, and in 1999, Taber began baking pies out of her kitchen as she made the transition from health care. In 2001 she decided to “do her own thing,” which led to the opening in 2002 of Ever So Humble Pie Co. in a century-old industrial building in East Walpole.

“It was a big move, and a scary one. I could have made serious money (in nursing), but I was just burnt out,” she said.

19 posted on 08/15/2012 7:31:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

“Good for her. No way food stamps should be used for anything other than the basics.”

**

I know that McDonald’s does NOT allow EBT’s...but Burger King, Pollo Loco, Subway, jack in the box and the rest of these losers, they do.

My top 3 burger joints: In N out, Chick Fil A and Fatburger, they don’t., so I give my dough to them.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: rlmorel

If I can ever be of assistance ...

___________________________

Brought tears to my eyes. You are wonderful. We need to stick together and suppport each other.

Movement is happening here Folks.

Chick Fil A
Tea party wins.
Ryan.
Woman baker in Mass rejecting EBT cards
Caterer for Dems wearing I build my Business t-shirt.
The Internet Reformation marches on.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 7:34:03 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: GQuagmire

Don’t you need to sign up, register, and pay fess to accept EBT payments?


22 posted on 08/15/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GQuagmire

Let Michelle pay for their pies..


23 posted on 08/15/2012 7:52:19 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: AU72
I heard the interview, she was fantastic. I especially enjoyed her reaction to when Howie said he forwarded the info onto Bill O’Reilly. She sounded so sincere and appreciative, perhaps even shocked by the outcry.
24 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: GQuagmire

Interesting form of Atlas shrugging. It would be nice if more businesses followed her example. Imagine a nation-wide trend of business owners no longer accepting EBT cards.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:25:59 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: kik5150

Saw that happen today at a Walmart in Wyoming (traveling). Young kid with expensive Oregon State sports ware on buying a 97 cent pack of gum and got twenty dollars in change, cold cash using his welfare card.

What a crock of sh@t.


26 posted on 08/15/2012 9:01:37 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: GQuagmire

Howie Carr’s Podcast of the interview with the Baker, Andrea Taber.

http://audio.wrko.com/a/61446346/pie-lady-says-no-ebt-cards-accepted-here.htm


27 posted on 08/15/2012 9:11:42 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: GQuagmire

She is sacrificing profit for principal. That is laudable in this day and age. That is very rare. It is a rare thing to see someone in a struggling business in a down economy turn down an opportunity to increase sales volume just out of moral principal. Amazing. She could be profiting off government money, yet she refuses.

I would call her “heroic”. Her sacrifice definitely has a nobility of purpose.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 9:53:34 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: max americana

Subway food is healthy. I and my family eat there so much people think we are part of the staff.

Chicken places are healthy too.

Burgers and pies are full of fats, which give them their taste. However, pies are expensive to make and have to sell at a much higher cost than does regular food.

I think the issue here is not one of what you eat, but about the abuse of food stamps re what their original purposes were.

One answer lies in getting poor/welfare/needy people to start their own pie businesses where they live (creates jobs, money, self-esteem, promotes the dignity of work). That is where govt money should go, i.e. to set up a small business (hey SBAdmin. where are you?), put people to work, create a new tax base, and provide a need (I always need a pie).

I’m surprised the reds who run Massachusetts haven’t stepped in to help the poor get a new start. Oh, I forgot. Obama would say that they didn’t “create” a business; someone else did. Sorry, no money for you!

No wonder these people are stuck on welfare.

[And if you want to see who is eating pies in the Obama family, just look at Michele’s butt).


29 posted on 08/15/2012 10:32:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“[And if you want to see who is eating pies in the Obama family, just look at Michele’s butt).”

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Why would I want to look at Moo-chelle’s face?


30 posted on 08/15/2012 10:35:24 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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31 posted on 08/15/2012 10:39:23 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Burgers and pies are full of fats, which give them their taste.

And a very large portion of your body's daily energy expenditure comes from fat oxidation. Your heart runs on fat oxidation (the brain on glucose). Fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all healthy and all needed to maintain basic physiological processes.
32 posted on 08/15/2012 10:54:39 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: kik5150
CASH BACK!!!!

Not only that, but they sell the cards for cash and then proceed to buy whatever they want. :-(

33 posted on 08/16/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I’ve heard of some of the most grievous abuses of the cash equivalent EBTs, but food stamps are self limiting because they are issued in quotas. Buy too many pies and you won’t have anything left that month for peanut butter sandwiches.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GQuagmire

I worked for a large supermarket chain in MA for a few years. In stores in/near major cities (Springfield, Boston, Worcester, etc.) it was not uncommon to see people buying $40+ dollar cakes, deli platters, etc. with EBT cards.

I always wanted to ask if I was invited to their subsided apartment in the ghetto since I paid for it.


35 posted on 08/17/2012 10:46:11 AM PDT by matt04
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