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Food Stamps - They're Not Just For Porn Anymore [Steyn]
National Review ^ | 5/12/2013 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 05/13/2013 5:16:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

In Massachusetts, where last year the Governor vetoed efforts to prohibit food stamps being used for pornography, piercings, tattoos, guns, manicures, etc, they’re now trying to discover whether the Tsarnaev brothers used them to pay for the Boston Marathon bombing:

A mountain of new welfare records shows numerous EBT card cash withdrawals made by the Tsarnaev family, but so far there is no information about how terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and others may have spent the money.

The EBT receipts were handed over by the state to the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee as part of its probe into the Russian family’s $100,000-plus taxpayer-financed life in the Bay State. The committee met yesterday behind closed doors to review Medicaid and welfare awards…

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; foodstamps; steyn
Socialism ....

Give us your faith, your freedom and your virtue. And we'll give you atheism, dependency and our version of assisted suicide.

1 posted on 05/13/2013 5:16:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Every day about 7-10 AM I usually make a run to WalMart to get food needs and to check out what ammo has been received the night before.

I pass about a half mile of Section 8 rental trailers on both sides of the roads. The TANF, SNAP, EITC, WICs inside are always there, usually two or more trucks/cars in their trailers - FAST ASLEEP. Even when I come back home, mostly too if I make an afternoon run. Cars always there, at least before Noon - they get grumpy if they have to get up before then. Not a job among them, BUT!

They are fierce individualists - nearly each has a big sign over their trailer door or on the ramshackle deck that says “Private Property. Keep Out!” Not far are the black plastic bags of trash they throw out on the lawn waiting for the city workers to come pick it up.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 5:21:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Servant of the Cross

Liberals.

Theyre Chechens are coming home to roost.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 5:28:51 AM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

well the terrorists didnt use their EBT cards at WalMart...

No EBT cards allowed for payment...

in the store or at the gas pumps..


4 posted on 05/13/2013 5:30:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Please explain.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 5:35:38 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tennessee Nana

They are allowed at the WalMarts I’ve visited.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 5:37:44 AM PDT by animal172
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To: animal172

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

not here in TN

Ill check out the WalMarts in Boston this summer while Im there...


7 posted on 05/13/2013 5:41:15 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think different rules for different states.
If you get TANF, that is funds on your EBT card that can be withdrawn as cash at ATMs, at least here in Indiana.

One of the local tv stations got a file from the state showing amounts and locations of Indiana TANF ATM transactions:
Vegas, Puerto Rico, Disney (CA & FL), Hawaii, Nevada brothels, etc etc. were all on the list.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 5:45:03 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Servant of the Cross

9 posted on 05/13/2013 5:51:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Ill check out the WalMarts in Boston this summer while Im there...”

No you won’t. There are no WalMarts in Boston. They’re not politically correct.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 6:04:59 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

So Boston is still “the wilderness” ???

are there any MacDonald’s ???

any sign of civilization at all ???


11 posted on 05/13/2013 6:08:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

EBT cards are accepted at Walmart here in GA.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 6:10:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Servant of the Cross

EBT is no longer even pretend “food stamps.” It is purely a cash subsidy.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“So Boston is still “the wilderness” ???”

As far as WalMart goes, its business plan does not conform to the socialist political elite’s (as well as the City Council’s) vision of society.

There are McDonalds, EBT cards have to be used somewhere.

Civilization? Your definition of civilization and the definition of civilization according to the ruling elite here in the People’s Republic are sure to clash.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 6:29:49 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Gasshog; Servant of the Cross
The pithy saying of the year here.

Liberals. Their Chechens are coming home to roost.

by or via Gasshog

15 posted on 05/13/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: arthurus
EBT is no longer even pretend “food stamps.” It is purely a cash subsidy.

0bama supporter articulates the case for broad use of EBT's .....

16 posted on 05/13/2013 6:31:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; Travis McGee; ...
RE :”A mountain of new welfare records shows numerous EBT card cash withdrawals made by the Tsarnaev family, but so far there is no information about how terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and others may have spent the money.”

There was a time when a Dem POTUS didnt want the stigma of being a food stamp POTUS but we live in new times, Obama wears it as a badge of honor: importing poverty and terrorists to here , giving them US citizenship to vote Dem, and food stamps as soon as they touch US soil, is now considered a successful presidency.

Victim Marxist Melessa Harris Perry did her whole Sunday show on poverty ‘in the rich USA’

Their conclusion to fix it: Get more of the poor to vote for more free stuff.

17 posted on 05/13/2013 6:32:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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Their conclusion to fix it: Get more of the poor to vote for more free stuff.

The 2013 implementation of Cloward Piven Government...

18 posted on 05/13/2013 6:35:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL! A buddy of mine who once worked the late shift in a convenience store used to relay tales of disgust over his regular customers who would use their food stamps to buy a quart of milk and a fresh $20 bill for the latest copy of Hustler.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Servant of the Cross
And we'll give you atheism, dependency and our version of assisted suicide.

Sheep. Once they are no longer needed for voting (soon) and as a threat (once we are disarmed) they will be cut off and left to starve.

20 posted on 05/13/2013 6:39:44 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The bad news is that we have discovered the Tsarnaevs were state sponsored terrorists...

The worse news is that the state was Massachusetts...


21 posted on 05/13/2013 6:40:23 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Behind Closed Doors”

The cover-up continues.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 6:42:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: sickoflibs
There was a time when a Dem POTUS didnt want the stigma of being a food stamp POTUS but we live in new times, Obama wears it as a badge of honor: importing poverty and terrorists to here , giving them US citizenship to vote Dem, and food stamps as soon as they touch US soil...

Dems want the whole country to have the charm of Detroit...

23 posted on 05/13/2013 6:56:39 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Where are you in Tennessee. The WalMart in Greeneville, TN accepts EBT cards. It is plainly visible on the gas pumps. Made me mad when I saw it. That’s why I remember it.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:58 AM PDT by animal172
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To: sickoflibs

” Their conclusion to fix it: Get more of the poor to vote for more free stuff. “

It’s working well too.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: animal172

SE TN

It was on the gas pumps that I first saw t6he signs We do not accept EBT

Then I noticed it in the stores..

No it may not be at all WalMarts...

However I often see We accept EBT at 7/11s etc and adult book stores while I am waiting at stop lights etc...


26 posted on 05/13/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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