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Old April 10th, 2013, 04:23 AM   #21
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Almost every time I go grocery shopping.
It really doesn't matter where you shop either and some of the most unlikely looking people whip that EBT card out to pay with it.

It's very discouraging and sometimes, it makes me wonder why I work so hard.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 06:17 AM   #22
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Almost every time I go grocery shopping.
It really doesn't matter where you shop either and some of the most unlikely looking people whip that EBT card out to pay with it.

It's very discouraging and sometimes, it makes me wonder why I work so hard.
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That is so F'ed!! People in this country use to take pride in working hard and buying their own things, now people are proud of not working and having someone else buy them for you!!!

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Old April 10th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #23
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Doesn't it suck being the minority.At least that's how I feel when I pay with cash.But I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 07:38 AM   #24
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I see so many people at the Kroger by me paying with bridge cards. A lot of them are younger hot moms wearing nice clothes, have a high end purse, and drive new cars.
I was a poor kid that got free lunch. I hated it. It was embarrassing to get Christmas presents donated, and look like the welfare kid.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #25
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i think one of the cons with the card is to "buy" the lobster, then sell it to someone for cash at a much lower price. the seller then uses the cash from the transaction for whatever. a kind of money laundering of entitlement $$.
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I remember back in the 80s the walfare system was better.. They had to goto a Special location. Get in the line get only Certain items like walfare cheese, bread, Powder milk and ect...

Not like what we have today is a Credit card free for all making long line at Kroger's and fucking us up with Higher cost of food... Walfare now is a scam.. Anyone can get it.. And use it to whatever they want..

In Las Vegas they could get Cash back from ATMs at the Casino only to use the money to Gamble until the State put a stop to it.. And it wasn't just Vegas it was California to..
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I used to work for GFS in Waterford and the store was pretty close to Pontiac. I used to hate working on EBT reset days because these families would come in and they would buy chicken wings, shrimp, lobster, candy, huge things of chips, premium lunch meats, cases of Gatorade, Monster energy drinks and pop. We were close to Pontiac and sold chicken wings in bulk, you can imagine the type of people that would come in. They all had about 16 kids that they just let run around the store yelling and screaming and the customers were sooooo rude to the workers. They had a sense of entitlement that I was their bitch and I had to do everything they said.

On these reset days we made 50% of our business on EBT. 50%!!!!!!

Almost every one of these people that used the EBT's would have a nicer phone than I did, have nicer clothes and have a brand new set of shoes on. Some of these families got over $500 on their cards each month! Its bullshit! They were not shamed that they were using these for their food, they again felt entitled.

I actually had to call the police on a man that would come in and shop once a month for a Mexican joint that he owned. He was from Mexico and from what the police told me he had all of his family move up here to the states and apply for Welfare and EBT cards. He would buy over $800 worth of food supplies for his restaurant and use about 7 different EBT cards to pay for it all.

Man, I hated that job!
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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #28
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In Las Vegas they could get Cash back from ATMs at the Casino only to use the money to Gamble until the State put a stop to it.. And it wasn't just Vegas it was California to..
i remember within the last 24 months that MI did some research on where bridge card $$ was withdrawn. they found cases where withdrawals were made in florida, casinos and cruise ships!
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #29
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i think one of the cons with the card is to "buy" the lobster, then sell it to someone for cash at a much lower price. the seller then uses the cash from the transaction for whatever. a kind of money laundering of entitlement $$.

I used to know folks that did that.

Buy awesome steaks in the parking lot of the meat market at 50 cents on the dollar...
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Old April 10th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #30
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Oh and we received emails from corporate saying that we need to watch out for people buying cases of pop with EBT and then dumping all the pop into the parking lot and then they go and return the cans to get cash.

What a fucked up country we live in.
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What a fucked up country we live in.
exactly, its all about what you can scam for free. I also once knew a guy who was a buddys roommate was fat, lazy and went though jobs like water. Spent all his money on beer or drugs that he did make. Drove a nice car and mommy contantly sent money that he also blew on BS. He got $250.00 in food per month on his card and use to flip the fukc out if anyone ate his food in the house, we use to make fun of them all the time that we bought it anyways so quit crying. It just blew my mind that they would give a single portly white male $250.00 a month to eat. Crazyness.
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Damn Sams Club and Cosco's use to not take EBTs even GFS..
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Old April 10th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #34
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Dumb fucks like this is why our country is fucking doomed!

scum of the earth like this are brain washing their kids people like this should be nurderd the second they have one kid

I could go on for hours but ill just stop there
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Old April 10th, 2013, 01:07 PM   #35
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I remember back in the 80s the walfare system was better.. They had to goto a Special location. Get in the line get only Certain items like walfare cheese, bread, Powder milk and ect...
Guess that was before my time or my realization of how fucked our system is because that is exactly what I was going to suggest that we do.

Either a) there are stores/distribution centers that are approved to sell price controlled, limited selection items to people on assistance or b) stores that accept assistance cards get restricted farther on what they can sell using the cards, like fruits, veggies, milk, bread, cheese, hamburger, not lobster, soda, etc...
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fuck obama hes a worthless piece of trash
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While I agree with that sentiment the assistance/welfare system was being abused LOOOONG before King Obama even entered into politics...
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what about all the ninjas in the d in the summer selling bottle water on the corners for a $1 I bet the it was bought with ebt
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What's wrong with this picture... My tax dollars pay for some monkey to eat like a king..
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We should go back to certain products only for EBT.

There should be distribution centers that only distribute healthy food. No junk food.

Kids that get free lunch should also be fed healthy food.

These people are most likely on Medicaid as well so if we have to pay for them we should force them to be healthy.

Don't like healthy food? Get a fucking job.
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