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  • (San Diego, CA) Gun Owners Give Up Weapons for Groceries

    12/21/2012 3:03:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | December 21, 2012 | Fox 5 News Staff
    Gun owners give up weapons for groceries SAN DIEGO — Gun owners had a chance to exchange weapons for Friday morning. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council held another installment of their “Guns for Gift Cards” program from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center in Valencia Park. The program allows people to turn in working-condition guns, no questions asked, in exchange for monetary vouchers redeemable at area grocery stores. Shotguns and rifles bring $50 credit each, while pistols and assault-type weapons fetch $100 apiece. Participants must place the weapons,...
  • (Dayton Ohio Imam Scams Federal Food Stamps) Man in $3.8M Food Stamp Fraud Case Sentenced

    12/15/2012 3:54:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 | Cornelius Frolik
    Man in $3.8M food stamp fraud case sentenced A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Al-Idu Al-Gaheem to one year and one day in prison for his role in a scheme that bilked $3.8 million from the federal food stamp program. Al-Gaheem, the former owner of two Dayton View businesses and the imam of Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, was the second of four defendants to be sentenced in the case. All four defendants have pleaded guilty. Al-Gaheem faced as many as four years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to felony charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy...
  • Free ObamaDollars: The EBT Card for Cigarettes and Alcohol

    07/03/2012 6:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Ann-Marie Murell
    My son called me, furious.  “I was just in line at the grocery store, and the girl in front of me had all this food and paid for it with an EBT card,” he told me.  “Okay,” I said, trying to calm him down.  “You’ve lived here all your life--you know that’s normal in L.A.”  “Yeah, but her boyfriend was in line right behind her and he had beer and all kinds of alcohol and then he got cigarettes and they paid for it with their EBT cash card after they got all their food!” he yelled.  “I saved all...
  • Holmes finds EBT has elementary problems

    04/15/2012 8:25:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/15/12 | Chris Cassidy
    Several days after state Rep. Russell E. Holmes (D-Boston) pleaded for EBT card reform at a State House press conference last week, he was hit with another reminder of the deep flaws in the system. Holmes was at the Roxbury Stop & Shop by Grove Hall last Sunday when someone approached him asking if he wanted to buy the man’s EBT card. “His price was 50 cents on the dollar,” Holmes said. “It’s not a surprise to me.” Holmes has spent the last few months on an EBT card commission trying to reform the system. “It’s something that’s prevalent,” Holmes...
  • Pols demand overhaul after EBT bust

    12/14/2011 12:45:28 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/14/11 | 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.” The latest example of alleged rampant abuse occurred in Lynn, where authorities said four convenience stores let customers withdraw hundreds...
  • 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...
  • School Kid from Queens, Valerie Jarrett: Rich are Greedy; Government is Good

    09/30/2011 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Judicial Watch: "In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls. It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate 'food insecure households' by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)," or food stamps. "This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in 'performance bonuses' for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its 'swift processing of applications.'...
  • State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up

    09/29/2011 8:33:03 PM PDT · by thouworm · 32 replies
    State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up 09/29/2011 In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls. It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program,...