AxelWolf
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July 6th, 2019 at 11:05:17 AM permalink
I dont know if this is true or not, but I have no doubt any and all of this has, will or is happening.

https://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/11-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
Cold hard cash: Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”
K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

Coming Soon? Pot: Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.
The government currently spends over $110 billion a year on food assistance programs, and they’re continually attempting to get more people on board the government program. (RELATED: USDA Partnering With Mexico To Boost Food Stamp Participation)
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July 6th, 2019 at 11:10:32 AM permalink
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I got bored with bozosBoz's rantings well over a year ago. Only person I've ever put on ignore. Somehow, I have managed to survive. As has the Republic.



Quote: billryan

That was actually auto correct. Sometimes machines have a sense of humour.



I'm going to offer a presumption of innocence here, and amend the quote as shown above.

Don't let it go uncorrected again, please. I will have no choice but to swing the banhammer.
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July 6th, 2019 at 11:14:22 AM permalink
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July 6th, 2019 at 11:23:32 AM permalink
I never believe anything The Daily Caller says. Is that like Breitbart?

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July 6th, 2019 at 11:48:43 AM permalink
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Quote: billryan

I got bored with bozosBoz's rantings well over a year ago. Only person I've ever put on ignore. Somehow, I have managed to survive. As has the Republic.





I'm going to offer a presumption of innocence here, and amend the quote as shown above.

Don't let it go uncorrected again, please. I will have no choice but to swing the banhammer.



I didn't even notice it until it was pointed out, and since Max quoted it, I figured me editing my post would be weak. I will certainly try to avoid it in the future, but my track record with typing and typos speaks for itself.
Thanks for the benefit of the doubt.
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July 6th, 2019 at 12:31:50 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

I got bored with bozosBoz's rantings well over a year ago. Only person I've ever put on ignore. Somehow, I have managed to survive. As has the Republic.





I'm going to offer a presumption of innocence here, and amend the quote as shown above.

Don't let it go uncorrected again, please. I will have no choice but to swing the banhammer.



Good call, no reason for a suspension there.

Not that it’s my place to question anyone.
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July 6th, 2019 at 1:02:04 PM permalink
Anybody get a CTR filed on themselves for racking up too many Player's Club points in a day? If it takes $5 of slot play to win a point, that'd be 2,000 points to make a $10,000 coin-in. Maybe casinos don't use points for that calculation and actually do know how much you put in the bill inserter and couple it with your card account. You'd never know, but you'd never know if the backroom gave you a jackpot because you looked "hot".
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July 6th, 2019 at 1:16:54 PM permalink
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Anybody get a CTR filed on themselves for racking up too many Player's Club points in a day? If it takes $5 of slot play to win a point, that'd be 2,000 points to make a $10,000 coin-in. Maybe casinos don't use points for that calculation and actually do know how much you put in the bill inserter and couple it with your card account. You'd never know, but you'd never know if the backroom gave you a jackpot because you looked "hot".



It appeared to me that darkoz told you that's exactly what AC does to track cash movement (though probably not the only way ). Perhaps I misunderstood what he said. I don't know the answer of my own experience. That amount has only been a question a couple of times.
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July 6th, 2019 at 1:17:14 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I dont know if this is true or not, but I have no doubt any and all of this has, will or is happening.

https://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/11-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-buy-with-food-stamps/

Over the past few years, EBT has been used for some “questionable” items. Here are 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.



Ebt abuse is for the poor; and loopholes and obscure tax law abuse is for the rich. I just don't see any more reason to demonize one group over another and pretend one is so much worse.

If I were to do anything, every law to check the poor cheating would have to pass with a similar law aimed at everyone else's cheating. Then I could probably listen to Boz complain without scoffing.
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July 6th, 2019 at 2:05:37 PM permalink
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Having won jackpots in a number of different east coast states you are simply asked for your ssn. I didnt have ro show the actual card or a facsimile.

I could easily have lied and gave a fake number.



They should make you sign a W-9 form where you attest to the number under penalty of perjury
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