Food Stamp Fraud - The New Crime Wave

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    Obama said he made sure more people applied for food stamps and claimed that not enough people knew about them. Yea, right. He will go down in history as the food stamp president. Of course, with all government freebie programs, the scammers make up a large percentage of recipients. Looks like a lot of people decided to take advantage of something meant to feed the children. Hey, if the givernment is giving it away, of course they'll line up.

    And this is another great example of how government cannot handle things and doesn't know the first thing about oversight when it comes to these programs. I'm beginning to think that ripping off tax payers is the easiest crime there is. How stupid is the government? For years, they've known that people don't use these for buying food, but just recently some decided maybe they should limit the amount of money they can get with these cards at ATMs. And some brainiac finally figured out that maybe the debit cards should be banned in nail salons and tattoo parlors. What the hell have we tax payers been paying for? I think if someone used a food stamp debit card for a tattoo or strip club, they should be kicked off welfare and have their children put in foster homes. Can you imagine a child going hungry because mommy and daddy spent the food money at the casino?

    There is an actual crime wave with food stamps, which isn't shocking considering that Obama has encouraged enrollment. I am sure these folks will vote for him since he's made sure they have fun money. People openly buy and sell food stamps on twitter.

    Instead of trying to ban food stamps in a thousand different places, wouldn't be easier to say food only or you lose the card? They should restrict them to grocery stores.


    Massachusetts welfare fraud: Mini-mart owner skimmed $30k per month
    http://news.yahoo.com/massachusetts-...223625057.html


    Food stamp fraud all the rage on Twitter
    http://twitchy.com/2012/04/19/twitte...g-food-stamps/

    The Food-Stamp Crime Wave
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...033504294.html
     
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    At one time I would have thought that was a joke, but now know better. I'm waiting for some raging liberal to tell me I'm heartless and against feeding children because I am disgusted at the way too many people are taking tax payers for a ride. It's a big problem when millions are accepting freebies from government when they obviously don't need them. When giverment is willing to pass out cards for entertainment, of course people will take them. We've all heard the excuse from people who really don't need help- "If I don't take it, someone else will."

    And why has government knowingly allowed this sort of fraud to get worse? I think I know the answer. It's all about votes.
     
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    Food stamp fraud is nothing new. When I was in the service back in the 1990's, there was a Sergeant in my unit who routinely had big wads of food stamps on him. He would trade cash for the stamps at a half-face value rate. The people who he bought the stamps off of would go on to buy drugs with the money.

    Not surprisingly, this guy came up hot on a piss test and got thrown out.
     
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    Really? Millions accepting freebies that they don't need. Millions?
     
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    I saw a spot on TV a couple years ago that the new thing is to feed children 3 meals a day in school because the government knows they are not getting the benefit of the food stamps. So pay twice, feed them once.


    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/dc/dc-students-receive-dinner-at-school-101910

     
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    How about putting up working links in the OP?
     
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    The problem is that 40% of those on food stamps already have jobs. Not because they are "ripping off the system" but because the jobs they hold don't pay enough to put food on the table.

    And this is where you free market types have really messed it up. When you decide to increase your profit by firing one guy and make another guy work twice as hard for less money, you create EXACTLY the kind of government dependency you whine about.
     
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    Yup. I know people who did the same thing. They bought stamps for half their value and then used the stamps themselves. The folks they bought em from needed cash for whatever.

    Guess the taxdollar to buy food isn't good enough. They need money for nails, hair, drugs and you name it.

    Loads of freeloaders out there.
     
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