Skip to comments.Massachusetts EBT cards were used in elite hotels in Hawaii: report
Posted on 12/04/2019 9:14:20 PM PST by george76
On 18 different occasions in 2019, a Massachusetts EBT card was swiped in Hawaii including one that was used twice at a posh island resort where rooms fetch $800 a night, a report published Monday said.
The Boston Herald said it reviewed more than 2 million EBT expenditures over the past year and found thousands of out-of-state transactions that included withdrawals in Las Vegas and Alaska.
The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are issued to needy citizens who qualify and are replenished monthly.
The state's Department of Transitional Assistance bars cardholders from using the cards for vacation services but hotels are not banned. According to the Herald's report, in one instance an EBT card was used to buy a $700 round-trip ticket from the state to Hawaii.
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The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance did not address transactions in Las Vegas and Alaska..
They can afford it because “The average bottom-quintile household receives $45,389 in government transfers”.
They should just call it what it is - a Free Sh*t Transfer.
Maybe its because they were all democrats. 😁
I’ll betcha I was within a coupla feet of the ‘Vegas EBT grrrl: She finished her Ice cream stick, and threw the wrapper and stick on the street.
3 feet from a trash can.
Of course, I’m racist for noticing the two ton Tonisha littering, but whatever.
The hotels are happy to accept the money in any form.
This is hardly newsworthy. Anyone receiving cash benefits can use the EBT as a debit card. Most of the time it provides food stamps.
Massachusettss know who they issued the cards to so they need to investigate whether this was a case of welfare fraud.
It sure seems like it to me.
one would think that an EBT card would be tied to the location or at least the state it was issued in...if you can afford to travel more then 200 miles from the city the card was issued in maybe you are not in need of the benefits.
Witnessed about the same instance
in Ruidoso, NM inside the lobby
of a Indian casino. She used her
EBT card to withdraw cash for
gambling funds. They happened
to leave at the same time as I
did. Prior to their loading
up in their van, she went
to the rear of the van, opened
the double doors, and took out
two full bags of trash, only
to leave them in the middle of
the parking lot.
(Her race and state of residence withheld)
Apparently it doesnt.
In UK they have Muslim families on welfare benefits that spend months upon months in Pakistan or Bangladesh each year. And they always import in brides and grooms (cousins and other relatives) because the UK family gets paid off handsomely.
Muzz know how to work the UK system!
The benefits should be limited to use at a grocery store for basic food only - cheese, meats, rice, pasta, bread, baby food, fresh fruit and vegetables.
After my grandmother died, we cleaned out her pantry and found the government cheese and honey in white packages with black lettering.
It destroys me when I see the foreign families, who don’t even speak English, with the 6-7 kids loading up several grocery carts with luxury foods my family never could afford.
They laugh at us while they parasitically feed on the hard work of our ancestors.
Transitional Assistance, sort of like “jumbo shrimp”, or “military intelligence”.
Got to prop up the voting base!
Cowgirl: Rice and beans make up a complete protein. Confine it to those 2 and then see what happens!
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