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  • Pols demand overhaul after EBT(food stamps) bust(MA)

    12/14/2011 6:40:40 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2011 | Dave Wedge and O’Ryan Johnson
    Beacon Hill Republicans are calling for a massive overhaul of the state’s welfare system after a crew of alleged Lynn grifters was charged with scamming thousands from taxpayer-funded EBT cards — including some who allegedly took the public money as payment for crack. “I want to see major reform here in Massachusetts,” fumed state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, a Taunton Republican heading a legislative panel reviewing the EBT program. “You can spend that money on anything you want. There’s no oversight.”
  • Feds, cops launch EBT card raid

    12/13/2011 12:03:19 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/13/11 | Dave Wedge
    Federal, state and Lynn cops busted up a welfare fraud ring at a pair of convenience stores today, arresting several people for allegedly ripping off taxpayers with government-issued EBT cards, the Herald has learned. Agents from the federal Department of Agriculture, state troopers assigned to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office and Lynn police raided two downtown stores this morning and arrested at least six people on fraud-related charges, sources told the Herald. The investigation focused on allegations that people with EBT cards — which are issued to the needy to purchase food — were being misused. Officers were still...
  • Parisites are Devouring the Host Culture

    11/25/2011 12:48:15 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 38 replies
    FlickR From Yahoo ^ | October/November 2011 | Unknown
    Why work in America?
  • California EBT: Life is good if you don't like to work! ("...what the taxpayers are paying for")

    11/08/2011 2:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/04/11
    California EBT: Life is good in California if you don't like to work!
  • Parasite Devouring the Host; What Occupy Wall Street is All About

    If you want to know what the Occupy Wall Street movement is about; this is it! The American Taxpayer has awakened from its slumber and come to the realization that we can no longer afford all of these “pie in the sky” welfare programs. We’ve saddled future generations with nearly $15 trillion in debt and what do we have to show for it. The parasitic scum who live off these welfare programs now face the grim reality that they are actually going to have to work to subsist. When you back a foul and loathsome creature into a corner it...
  • Ripped by conservatives, rapper 'Mr. EBT' defends video as parody of welfare abuses

    09/24/2011 7:59:13 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 25 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | September 24th 2011 | Matthew Lysiak
    A Brooklyn rapper is drawing heat from conservative bloggers upset over a YouTube video of him rhyming about trying to use his sister's food-stamps card to buy weed and beer. Stanley Lafleur, 24, has been called "lazy," a "leech" and the epitome of someone pimping the system since his video went viral. In the video, Lafleur, in a leather jacket and Yankee cap, struts from a bodega to a fast-food joint swiping a government-issued Electronic Benefit Transfer card to pay for mostly candy and chips. Rapping to a heavy beat, he even tries to used the EBT card to buy...
  • Life's Good On EBT Street (Welfare money for trips to Hawaii)

    09/22/2011 5:25:52 AM PDT · by suspects · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 22, 2011 | Michael Graham
    “I just swipe my EBT .. . Every day I get my ‘swipe’ on . . . I mean who cares? It’s the EBT it’s not food stamps.” — YouTube rap song, “My EBT.” Welcome to EBT Nation! Gone are the days of food stamps and social embarrassment. Forget using taxpayer benefits for government cheese and day-old bread. When you’re “EBT’n’ ” (like the cool kids call it), you’re livin’ large! Walk through Downtown Crossing, for example, and you’ll see signs at Tello’s for hip jeans, tops and lingerie. You’ll also see another sign: “We Accept EBT!” Now nobody’s going to confuse Tello’s with...
  • Raw Video " MY EBT " by @MREBT (Should be Official Democrat Campaign Song)

    09/20/2011 4:25:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 23, 2011 | @MREBT
    VIDEOWARNING: Strong language
  • It's Free Swipe your EBT

    09/19/2011 7:37:03 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies · 2+ views
    youtube ^ | August 19, 2011 | Chapter
    It's free swipe your EBT
  • Raw Video " MY EBT " by @MREBT ( OFFICAL VIDEO )

    09/19/2011 4:49:35 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Youtube via Drudge ^ | 4/23/2011 | Mr. EBT
    Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64Fz-KW1Dk. Drudge says: YOUTUBE HIT: SONG CELEBRATES WELFARE CARD! **WARNING CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE** 'SWIPE! SWIPE!'...
  • Raw Video " MY EBT " by @MREBT ( OFFICAL VIDEO )

    09/19/2011 4:44:02 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | Apr 23, 2011 | MREBT
    Click to the video.
  • What is wrong with this picture?

    09/19/2011 8:31:05 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 102 replies
    Found on the ground in the parking lot.
  • Fast Food Chains Getting Into the Food Stamp Act

    09/07/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 7, 2011 | Nina Terrero
    In an ever-growing number of states, if you crave a taco or fried chicken from a fast-food restaurant, you can pay for it with food stamps. Food stamps - known more formally as the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - have been in use for grocery staples, such as bread and milk, since 1934, but now, for the first time, they can be used for fast food in four states across the country. The number of businesses – including convenience and discount stores, gas stations and pharmacies – that have been approved to accept food stamps has increased by a...
  • Food Stamps Welcomed At Restaurants in California

    12/07/2010 7:48:12 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 33 replies
    CalWatchdog.com ^ | 11/23/10 | Katy Grimes
    Food Stamps Welcomed At Restaurants NOV. 23, 2010 By KATY GRIMES We’ve known for some time that there are abuses of electronic welfare benefit (EBT) cards in California. The EBTs are accepted nearly anywhere that sells food — grocery markets, convenience stores and even restaurants. Costco does not accept food stamps or EBT cards, but Trader Joe’s does. The cards also have a cash component; they come loaded with cash allowances in addition to the electronic benefits. What most people don’t know is that the government doesn’t keep a record of what is purchased with the cards. In the “Frequently...
  • Governator Schwarzenegger Halts Welfare Card Use At Casinos

    06/25/2010 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 2+ views
    current.com ^ | 6-25-10
    Spurred by a newspaper's report that California's welfare debit cards can be used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday issued an immediate ban on state-provided cash assistance at ATMs in gambling establishments. The Los Angeles Times disclosed that Electronic Benefit Transfer cards work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms. The report also found the state Department of Social Services published a list of useable ATMs where the EBT cards that work like debit cards could be cashed. That...
  • The Moocher State Of Kalifornia Allows Welfare Recipients To Gamble Away Our Tax Dollars

    06/26/2010 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-26-10 | Curt
    Socialism run amok. Here in my State, the Socialist State of Kalifornia, we take a load of taxes from those who work and give it to any freeloader who wants it. Sure, there are those who need a helping hand for a few months until they find work....but in my experience working the streets of a low income area in South Central, many...MANY...of these people on welfare are just too lazy to get a job. Why should they? This state pays them more for doing nothing then they can make at a entry level job. If you add kids to...
  • EBT Life: Screw the Burning Babies, Where's My Food Stamps

    06/24/2010 8:11:14 PM PDT · by wizkid · 6 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 06/24/2010 | WizKid
    When they tell you its for the kids, please reflect back on this blood curdling video:
  • EBT (Food Stamp) Life: Casinos & Fast Food Now Welcome EBT Cash

    06/23/2010 10:30:59 PM PDT · by wizkid · 9 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 06/24/2010 | WizKid
    While many of you have been downing beers, smoking cigarettes, and doing drugs on the government dime for years, how many of you knew your EBT cards could be used to pay for your gambling expenses and to chow down on fast food too? Just when you thought it could not get any better, your California EBT Cards are now welcomed at almost half the casinos and many of the fast food restaurants in the state.
  • EBT (Food Stamp) Free Beer, Cigarettes and Drugs Contest

    05/12/2010 10:56:29 PM PDT · by wizkid · 8 replies · 566+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 05/13/2010 | JohnQuincy
    While purchasing alcohol and drugs with your EBT (Food Stamps) card is illegal and is not condoned by this blog, it is surprisingly easy to do. Often it involves nothing more than a stroll to your local bodega. If you do not know what a bodega is, you are probably one of the fools paying for this program via your tax dollars. Since my last post Drug and Booze Stamps Compliments of USDA has made this site a haven for people in Brooklyn googling on how to purchase Beer with their EBT cards, I am offering the below training course...
  • Food Stamps Altering How Retailers Do Business

    12/20/2009 11:40:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,655+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 20th 2009
    Food Stamps Altering How Retailers Do Business Record number of Americans — 37 million — depend upon the benefit By Nicole Maestri and Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES - At 11 p.m. on the last day of the month, shoppers flock to the nearest Walmart. They load their carts with food and household items and wait for the midnight hour. That's when food stamp credits are loaded on their electronic benefits transfer cards. "Once the clock strikes midnight and EBT cards are charged, you can see our results start to tick up," says Tom Schoewe, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's chief financial...
  • Half Of US Kids Will Get Food Stamps, Study Says (Houston we have a problem)

    11/03/2009 11:35:05 AM PST · by khnyny · 44 replies · 1,522+ views
    Bretibart.com ^ | November 2, 2009 | Lindsey Tanner
    CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, researchers say. The estimate comes from an analysis of 30 years of national data, and it bolsters other recent evidence on the pervasiveness of youngsters at economic risk. It suggests that almost everyone knows a family who has received food stamps, or will in the future, said lead author Mark Rank, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis. "Your neighbor may be...