Skip to comments.State EBT panel nixes slew of major reforms
Posted on 12/21/2012 5:59:49 AM PST by massmike
The panel reviewing the EBT system took a pass on major reforms yesterday, but Republicans are promising a fight in the state Legislature in the new year to fix the abuse-ravaged system once and for all.
The EBT Cashless Commissions final report was approved yesterday and called for more education and stricter enforcement but skipped over the toughest proposals.
The recommendations in the report are weak and ineffective, especially considering one of them is already law, said state Rep. Shaunna OConnell (R-Taunton), one of the members of the commission composed of legislators and state advocates. It was a missed opportunity to do some good work here and really come up with a system that works for the taxpayers and for the people of the program.
Basically the only thing this report does is recommend more education for clients and more enforcement, but thats subject to appropriation, which means its never going to happen, OConnell said.
The commission could have blocked out-of-state EBT card use or even limited cash to $100 per month.
Opponents of tougher measures argued theres not enough evidence of widespread EBT card abuse.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Hurry up all you Masshole deadbeats! Get your free tattoos at the expense of regular working stiffs before it’s too late!
Don’t be messin’ with Zero’s Free Sh*t Army. Gotta keep ‘em fat and happy and not burning down thier own ‘hoods.
Don’t forget the NATTIE ICE!
If RATs told the truth: Abusers of the EBT system are a substantial part of our voter base, so why would we change it?
“Zeros Free Sh*t Army”
Thanks, I’m gonna use that if you don’t mind, that sums it up quite nicely.
LOL, wish I could claim credit for it. I saw it on Facebook, of all places. It pretty much says it like it is.
I’m a triage interviewer for a local food/clothing bank.
The number of people on food stamps I interview has surged in the last year. Likewise the amount of money they are sucking.
Fraud is rampant!
Like the man I interviewed recently that openly admitted going to the grocery store, buying $150 of the choicest steaks and selling the steaks to his neighbors for at least $.50 on the dollar.
Or the single woman with three kids who’s expenses were much larger than her income. When I asked, as required, how she was paying her bills she told me that, “We don’t need all the money we get, so I sell about half of my stamps every month.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.