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Baker story causes stir on the Internet
Boston Herald ^ | August 16, 2012 | Chris Cassidy and Hillary Chabot

Posted on 08/16/2012 7:35:35 AM PDT by Zakeet

A Walpole baker’s controversial refusal to take EBT card payments for her gourmet pastries exploded into the national spotlight yesterday, as her whoopie pie fight with a local farmers market emerged as the latest battle in the growing welfare policy war.

The Herald’s report on Andrea Taber’s dispute with the Braintree Farmers Market, which wants her to accept tokens paid for with EBT cards for her baked goods, was read online by more than 250,000 people nationwide, garnering more than 750 comments. It made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, and was picked up by The Drudge Report, Fark.com, Reddit.com, Lucianne.com and Freerepublic.com. She is due to appear on Fox and Friends and Neil Cavuto’s Your World today. She fielded calls from talk shows all day.

“My email is just incinerated,” Taber said. “Ninety-five percent of it is positive. There is a fair amount of venom coming my way.”

Taber has refused the market’s request to all its vendors to take federally funded nutrition benefits for her sticky treats, saying welfare payments for essential foodstuffs are fine, but she doesn’t think taxes should pay for pricey, fattening desserts.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ebt; welfare

This evil woman is guilty of stigmatizing the poor!

1 posted on 08/16/2012 7:35:40 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I agree with her.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 7:40:23 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Zakeet

Good for her. There should be a stigma attached to sitting on one’s butt and expecting the world.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1305 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Zakeet

Free enterprise (not that we have it) includes transactions between willing parties. She isn’t willing to accept the tokens. Case closed, as far as I’m concerned.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 7:42:35 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Zakeet
“The more you tell people they can’t do things, the more they feel bad about themselves.”

This has got to be the most ridiculous comment I have heard in months. This is what is wrong with our children today and society as a whole tomorrow.

5 posted on 08/16/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Zakeet

The EBT card is NOT “Legal tender for all debts, public or private.”

The Baker also doesn’t accept American Express, which stigmatizing the rich!

“stigmatizing the poor”??

No, the EBT card does that!


6 posted on 08/16/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

I have noticed these people seldom get stigmatised so badly they refuse to live off the Government teat.


7 posted on 08/16/2012 7:45:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

A good woman who cares for her fellow taxpayers. We the People are trying very hard to take it back. The current government will stick anything down our throats or up our @$$#$, even gooey treats, just to make its power invincible. She really ought to make an example of Mrs. Obama, given the FLAUTUS’s diet guidelines.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 7:45:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Zakeet

She should tell the world she agrees w Moochelle....that the poor need to eat healthier....


9 posted on 08/16/2012 7:46:02 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Zakeet

She’s doing an interview on The Michael Berry Show as we speak. Good people doing good work.

She’s going to make record profits in the next week or two. The CFA business model. Pissing off liberals is a good marketing plan when you’ve got a good product. Broke liberals may be noisy, but conservatives support their own where it counts.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 08/16/2012 7:46:41 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Zakeet

I bet it is a good pie to eat after a Chick-Fil-A dinner.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 7:47:48 AM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: Zakeet

No Pie for you!


12 posted on 08/16/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT by Article10 (Roger That)
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To: Zakeet

I guess she won’t let them eat cake.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 7:50:59 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Zakeet
Taber has refused the market’s request to all its vendors to take federally funded nutrition benefits for her sticky treats, saying welfare payments for essential foodstuffs are fine, but she doesn’t think taxes should pay for pricey, fattening desserts.

Good for her!

Also - she is turning the leftoids' overbearing intrusion into our food choices back on them!

No reason she shouldn't get support from Michelle Obama!

14 posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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You can hear her on www.MichaelBerryIheart.com right now MB is interviewing her as I type.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Zakeet

A very creative way of Going Galt, and inadvertently (I’m sure) becoming a national hero. No Pies for YOU!!


16 posted on 08/16/2012 8:00:10 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: G Larry
"She should tell the world she agrees w Moochelle....that the poor need to eat healthier.... "

Bump that, Larry. ;-)

17 posted on 08/16/2012 8:00:41 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Zakeet
“...saying welfare payments for essential foodstuffs are fine, but she doesn’t think taxes should pay for pricey, fattening desserts.”

So when will the first lady speak out in defense of this woman?

Crickets......

18 posted on 08/16/2012 8:15:16 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Zakeet
One welfare advocate said rejecting EBT cards could stigmatize the poor.

No it doesn't. Let's look at the picture like responsible adults. Those of us who have worked all our lives in non-government jobs can see the problem clearly, as to who the "poor" are. The welfare-government complex has created an unsustainable artificial class of "poor" which confounds the original definition of "charity."

The US definition of "poor" has chased a permanent definition where the the goal posts keep moving, and the dwindling pool of productive residents can never keep up.

Eighty percent of the "poor" are simply indolent parasites. I often use the word "parasites", totally conscious of its definition. THE 20% of the truly poor, handicapped and needy are never the ones I refer to as parasites. They need not (and usually can not) check to see if the shoe fits. The government-welfare complex instinct for expansion of the "poor" simply defines a good portion of the true parasites (including themselves.)

Think of a new America where we can enjoy an instant 80% reduction of ALL welfare spending and annual increases for those "phony" poor.

All those phony "poor" stigmatize themselves.

19 posted on 08/16/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Zakeet

Smooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooch! Love ya lady. It’s about damned time!


20 posted on 08/16/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: griswold3

You’d think with Moochelle’s “Let’s Move” and nutrition programs, that the Obama Administration would be supportive of this. It’s rather hypocritical to tell people what they should and shouldn’t eat, then let welfare recipients buy sweets, and non-nutritious food with taxpayer dollars.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I’m in favor of eliminating the purchase of processed foods with food stamps.
I am tired of standing in the grocery line watching someone buy tons of oreos, potato chips, and sodas at the first of the month and seeing them at the food bank I help at the end of the month. Common sense food purchases would have gotten them through the whole month, I guarantee.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 11:56:29 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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