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Welfare cards (EBT) in MA The truth!

 
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I work in at a store, and I am ill at what I see.
I am a divorced man trying to be responsible, but can't even afford a christmas present for my child, and eat ramen noddles. Honestly have not had a real home cooked meal in months.


What I see:

One woman that is a regular has 5, yes 5, food cards in different names. All have over $200 balances. (another steak please)

Another man works for UPS, brags how is making 22/hr but uses a food card with over $1000 dollar balance.

90% of all the food cards are used for candy and soda.

Those that use food cards will then take out cash, buy $100 worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.

I love those that pull up in their Lexus, dressed in designer clothes, beautiful make-up and hair, then pull out the EBT to buy a $5 bottle of tea.

Those that have EBT cash will get money back and then go across the street to the liquor store.

Every day I go to work, I want to take these people and throw them in the dumpster where they belong, Called worthless trash.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14930530



You would understand then what I see in Vermont. Know people who have put life insurance money and inheritances in
relatives bank accounts to hide the. then they collect, food stamps, section 8, medicaid and anything else they can get for nothing.
Makes me sick because I am on Social Security, most of that goes to rent and I'm draining my little savings to pay bills and food, after that's gone I get to live in my car.
This is my reward for being honest and not cheating the system.
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She's buying them all steaks?? Sure she is...

It's public money, so it is our business.
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Okay. So she's buying steaks. Now what? What's your point in realizing this? To bitch about it in a forum? To feel superior and pretend you're really not a slave to the system and that you have a say-so when you don't? How is that productive?
It's not productive because it's totally irrelevant.

Now if she were beating her kids in public then THAT'S our business as Human Beings to protect a helpless child.

But what they buy is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS and does NOT concern nor effect us.
Why is that so hard to grasp?


I have a friend who is on food-stamps and every month he feels he deserves to buy lobster and steaks because he suffers enough being poor. And guess what? By the second week, he's out of food stamps and he literally goes without food for days at a time.

That's his choice. I can't get mad at him rather I feel sad for him for having poor judgement.

Same thing here. If someone wants to buy crap or the opposite, extravagant food with their EBT cards...so be it.
There's a life-lesson they apparently need to learn that's bigger than us to know or critique.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28926408


The woman had 5 cards with 5 different names. She was buying steak. If you want to kid yourself into thinking she was a good Samaritan that's your choice. I don't happen to agree with your attitude.

It IS our concern to talk about these types of corruption in public so that more people are aware of these crimes. Unless they are publicly discussed there is a good chance that it will continue unabated.

Just because someone might be poor does not give them permission to commit fraud. Rich or poor fraud needs to be prosecuted. Since Obama has been in office the justice department hasn't prosecuted a single Wall Street crook. Both the WS crook and the petty fraudster should go to jail.

What they buy is certainly our business when it is bought with stolen money - stolen from the tax payers.
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The lady with 5 different cards in 5 different names is breaking the law and should be refused at checkout. EBT cards have the person's pic on it as identification.
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Not in Indiana. No pics on the cards.
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To all of you observing this abuse, is there any way you can report them? I would love to see people get punished for being crooks.
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The lady with 5 different cards in 5 different names is breaking the law and should be refused at checkout. EBT cards have the person's pic on it as identification.
 Quoting: geminilion


Nah....if it were me I would quietly report that to the DHS goons.
That's a stolen identity case for sure.
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The Normal where I live in Western MA is .50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards. I know one guy he has 5 people set up every month to buy there cards from them, so they can go and smoke crack. It is fucking disgusting and the people around here are the lowest scum on earth. Ya know what I say about Western MA. "It is the Asshole of Massachusetts, it is where all the shit comes out of". I have been stuck here for 16yrs, for the reason of my kids. Literally the people in NYC have more class then the people from around here. I am a single dad with custody of my daughter. Work in these parts for construction are not that great. 1/2 my work is cash and I can collect every damn benefit out there if I wanted to but I refuse not too because I am capable of providing for my kids and myself and do not want to be put in the same catagory with these people. We just do with out sometimes. Yet you got these low life girls popping out kids so they can get more EBT money, with there hoodlum boyfriends living with them, sleeping all day and selling crack all night from there girlfriends Obama Phone and also the State is paying there rent. All the while everyone of them are capable of finding a job but why should they, when our government will take care of them. There are no programs to help these people better there lives, none at all. They should have a type of monitoring system and everyone of them should have to have mandatory work search. The problem being there are too many of them. Fuck I got to shut up, I am getting angry just writing about it.
To each is own...
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The Normal where I live in Western MA is .50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards. I know one guy he has 5 people set up every month to buy there cards from them, so they can go and smoke crack. It is fucking disgusting and the people around here are the lowest scum on earth. Ya know what I say about Western MA. "It is the Asshole of Massachusetts, it is where all the shit comes out of". I have been stuck here for 16yrs, for the reason of my kids. Literally the people in NYC have more class then the people from around here. I am a single dad with custody of my daughter. Work in these parts for construction are not that great. 1/2 my work is cash and I can collect every damn benefit out there if I wanted to but I refuse not too because I am capable of providing for my kids and myself and do not want to be put in the same catagory with these people. We just do with out sometimes. Yet you got these low life girls popping out kids so they can get more EBT money, with there hoodlum boyfriends living with them, sleeping all day and selling crack all night from there girlfriends Obama Phone and also the State is paying there rent. All the while everyone of them are capable of finding a job but why should they, when our government will take care of them. There are no programs to help these people better there lives, none at all. They should have a type of monitoring system and everyone of them should have to have mandatory work search. The problem being there are too many of them. Fuck I got to shut up, I am getting angry just writing about it.
 Quoting: Hammertime


If you know the guy,all you have to do is report him. He will have to prove that he hasn't cheated the system. You wont,because you made it up.
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In a lot of familes, it IS promoted to rape the system.

Me, my step brother & step sister are all just about equally capable & intelligent.

My step siblings mother promoted they get their government benefits & NOT promote college education, while I on the hand struggled to live off campus, work, and not afford to go out.

I struggled Hard as a new young adult experiencing real life and never once considered anything more than trying to find a grant for school. I just couldn't believe it when i found out they were on food stamps. It was something I could never fathom, In my mind, id be embarrassed to have to use a damn ebt card. I'd sell off all my valuables and would never ever consider something like that as an option.
I guess I grew up with, you either have the money for it or you don't. No other options.
I wish I could've had some help like that back then, things would have gone a whole lot smoother for me but then again, my pride probably wouldn't have let me do it and I certainly wouldn't have learned all the lessons I did had I got free hand outs.
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I'm unemployed on unemployment and so is my husband we do NOT get food stamps we do not qualify and we will not qualify when unemployment runs out if we still do not have a job we will not be allowed food stamps because of the income earned this past year including unemployment so I do not know how the people get the food stamps ebt cards that you are all talking about with folks driving Lexus etc. I don't understand///are u people just assuming or is it true that undeserving people get food stamps?........and just for the sarcastic ones my husband and I are older in our 50's worked all our lives and raised two children...finding it soo difficult to get a full time job offers.


I see your problem, your kids are no longer dependents.


Or they still have savings left from their previous income.

No No No we made too much money on unemployment and now its about to run out and we will NOT qualify for food stamps even without any money coming in.... crazy set up!.I prefer to not have to use them but I may go hungry since we don't qualify. I don't understand why others DO qualify as you are all painting a picture of these people with ebt cards or food stamps driving fancy cars etc. I don't get it.
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The Normal where I live in Western MA is .50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards. I know one guy he has 5 people set up every month to buy there cards from them, so they can go and smoke crack. It is fucking disgusting and the people around here are the lowest scum on earth. Ya know what I say about Western MA. "It is the Asshole of Massachusetts, it is where all the shit comes out of". I have been stuck here for 16yrs, for the reason of my kids. Literally the people in NYC have more class then the people from around here. I am a single dad with custody of my daughter. Work in these parts for construction are not that great. 1/2 my work is cash and I can collect every damn benefit out there if I wanted to but I refuse not too because I am capable of providing for my kids and myself and do not want to be put in the same catagory with these people. We just do with out sometimes. Yet you got these low life girls popping out kids so they can get more EBT money, with there hoodlum boyfriends living with them, sleeping all day and selling crack all night from there girlfriends Obama Phone and also the State is paying there rent. All the while everyone of them are capable of finding a job but why should they, when our government will take care of them. There are no programs to help these people better there lives, none at all. They should have a type of monitoring system and everyone of them should have to have mandatory work search. The problem being there are too many of them. Fuck I got to shut up, I am getting angry just writing about it.
 Quoting: Hammertime


If you know the guy,all you have to do is report him. He will have to prove that he hasn't cheated the system. You wont,because you made it up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 501745


Made this up..? What do you think I'm 15..? No need for me to role play, everything I write on here is real life, now why don't you run along and get one of those yourself.
To each is own...
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Is it really bad in Western MA.? Why is it different in Western MA. versus the North Shore?
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They, along with so many others, have learned to play the system to their advantage. 2 single mothers with 9 kids, and all of the kids are (mentally challenged) which gives them more on their government checks.
 Quoting: FamilyFirst


Somebody gets it. I work with at-risk and disadvantaged kids. Once I got down here to GA it was an eye-opener. Parents actually try to make their kids disabled in order to get SS. They do drugs and drink when they are pregnant. Once the child is born, they refuse to do any home enrichment, no working with the kids on sight words and such. They feed them the worst crap and let them stay up late. Naturally, the kid falls significantly behind the others in school. Then, they have him tested for special ed. If the kids is ADHD (drug babies are often ADHD) or has a specific learning disability and it's affecting his ability to keep up in school, the kid is then "disabled" and they get a check. I'm horrified by what I see - and extremely tired of filling out paperwork for these nitwits so that they can get more free money. Yes, I see families with multiple mentally disabled kids, too.
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I work in at a store, and I am ill at what I see.
I am a divorced man trying to be responsible, but can't even afford a christmas present for my child, and eat ramen noddles. Honestly have not had a real home cooked meal in months.


What I see:

One woman that is a regular has 5, yes 5, food cards in different names. All have over $200 balances. (another steak please)

Another man works for UPS, brags how is making 22/hr but uses a food card with over $1000 dollar balance.

90% of all the food cards are used for candy and soda.

Those that use food cards will then take out cash, buy $100 worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.

I love those that pull up in their Lexus, dressed in designer clothes, beautiful make-up and hair, then pull out the EBT to buy a $5 bottle of tea.

Those that have EBT cash will get money back and then go across the street to the liquor store.

Every day I go to work, I want to take these people and throw them in the dumpster where they belong, Called worthless trash.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14930530


She could be shopping for disabled family members or other disabled that cant shop for them self.I dont get food stamps but I do take a list and the card and shop for a neighbor thats 72 and can hardly get around.
If there is cash on the card then they can spend it how they want .Its usually,retirement benefits,social security,or what ever so its their money to spend as they want.
Its really bad when people just assume something without really knowing then judge people unfairly.
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Is it really bad in Western MA.? Why is it different in Western MA. versus the North Shore?
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Because there is nothing for them to do around here besides smoke crack and have 4 kids by 3 different fathers. Which are mostly white girls with black dudes. These girls like living the thug life, for them it is exciting. There is some serious white trash around here. They know that if they get knocked up, the Gov. will take care of them.
To each is own...
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I work in at a store, and I am ill at what I see.
I am a divorced man trying to be responsible, but can't even afford a christmas present for my child, and eat ramen noddles. Honestly have not had a real home cooked meal in months.


What I see:

One woman that is a regular has 5, yes 5, food cards in different names. All have over $200 balances. (another steak please)

Another man works for UPS, brags how is making 22/hr but uses a food card with over $1000 dollar balance.

90% of all the food cards are used for candy and soda.

Those that use food cards will then take out cash, buy $100 worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.

I love those that pull up in their Lexus, dressed in designer clothes, beautiful make-up and hair, then pull out the EBT to buy a $5 bottle of tea.

Those that have EBT cash will get money back and then go across the street to the liquor store.

Every day I go to work, I want to take these people and throw them in the dumpster where they belong, Called worthless trash.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14930530


She could be shopping for disabled family members or other disabled that cant shop for them self.I dont get food stamps but I do take a list and the card and shop for a neighbor thats 72 and can hardly get around.
If there is cash on the card then they can spend it how they want .Its usually,retirement benefits,social security,or what ever so its their money to spend as they want.
Its really bad when people just assume something without really knowing then judge people unfairly.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28918131


Protecting the criminal eh? more than likely this individual had 5 cards from people who sold them to her for the month to buy crack.
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They, along with so many others, have learned to play the system to their advantage. 2 single mothers with 9 kids, and all of the kids are (mentally challenged) which gives them more on their government checks.
 Quoting: FamilyFirst


Somebody gets it. I work with at-risk and disadvantaged kids. Once I got down here to GA it was an eye-opener. Parents actually try to make their kids disabled in order to get SS. They do drugs and drink when they are pregnant. Once the child is born, they refuse to do any home enrichment, no working with the kids on sight words and such. They feed them the worst crap and let them stay up late. Naturally, the kid falls significantly behind the others in school. Then, they have him tested for special ed. If the kids is ADHD (drug babies are often ADHD) or has a specific learning disability and it's affecting his ability to keep up in school, the kid is then "disabled" and they get a check. I'm horrified by what I see - and extremely tired of filling out paperwork for these nitwits so that they can get more free money. Yes, I see families with multiple mentally disabled kids, too.
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We are a moraly bankrupt idiotic nation that is gone down the toilet. Nothing to be proud of anymore.
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The Normal where I live in Western MA is .50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards. I know one guy he has 5 people set up every month to buy there cards from them, so they can go and smoke crack. It is fucking disgusting and the people around here are the lowest scum on earth. Ya know what I say about Western MA. "It is the Asshole of Massachusetts, it is where all the shit comes out of". I have been stuck here for 16yrs, for the reason of my kids. Literally the people in NYC have more class then the people from around here. I am a single dad with custody of my daughter. Work in these parts for construction are not that great. 1/2 my work is cash and I can collect every damn benefit out there if I wanted to but I refuse not too because I am capable of providing for my kids and myself and do not want to be put in the same catagory with these people. We just do with out sometimes. Yet you got these low life girls popping out kids so they can get more EBT money, with there hoodlum boyfriends living with them, sleeping all day and selling crack all night from there girlfriends Obama Phone and also the State is paying there rent. All the while everyone of them are capable of finding a job but why should they, when our government will take care of them. There are no programs to help these people better there lives, none at all. They should have a type of monitoring system and everyone of them should have to have mandatory work search. The problem being there are too many of them. Fuck I got to shut up, I am getting angry just writing about it.
 Quoting: Hammertime


If you know the guy,all you have to do is report him. He will have to prove that he hasn't cheated the system. You wont,because you made it up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 501745


Hey dipshit. This happens all the time. You are a complete fool if you beleive this is made up. Dumn stupid dipshit.
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The Normal where I live in Western MA is .50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards. I know one guy he has 5 people set up every month to buy there cards from them, so they can go and smoke crack. It is fucking disgusting and the people around here are the lowest scum on earth. Ya know what I say about Western MA. "It is the Asshole of Massachusetts, it is where all the shit comes out of". I have been stuck here for 16yrs, for the reason of my kids. Literally the people in NYC have more class then the people from around here. I am a single dad with custody of my daughter. Work in these parts for construction are not that great. 1/2 my work is cash and I can collect every damn benefit out there if I wanted to but I refuse not too because I am capable of providing for my kids and myself and do not want to be put in the same catagory with these people. We just do with out sometimes. Yet you got these low life girls popping out kids so they can get more EBT money, with there hoodlum boyfriends living with them, sleeping all day and selling crack all night from there girlfriends Obama Phone and also the State is paying there rent. All the while everyone of them are capable of finding a job but why should they, when our government will take care of them. There are no programs to help these people better there lives, none at all. They should have a type of monitoring system and everyone of them should have to have mandatory work search. The problem being there are too many of them. Fuck I got to shut up, I am getting angry just writing about it.
 Quoting: Hammertime


If you know the guy,all you have to do is report him. He will have to prove that he hasn't cheated the system. You wont,because you made it up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 501745


Hey dipshit. This happens all the time. You are a complete fool if you beleive this is made up. Dumn stupid dipshit.
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LOL, seriously. Who are you going to call to make your report?

Social services?

a) Most of the employeees don't give a shit
b) Many of them are on the take themselves
c) They are generally understaffed
d) They seriously do not give a shit

Somehow all apologists for government assume that when government miserably fail, you just have to call some other arm of government and they will come in and clean things up. It doesn't work like that. Having experienced it directly as an employee, the more arms of government are involved, the less likely any actual action is taken.

In government, there's no real financial upside, so there is no need to ever take a risk. Keep your head low, and you can build a long, successful career even as you actually accomplish nothing.
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The lady with 5 different cards in 5 different names is breaking the law and should be refused at checkout. EBT cards have the person's pic on it as identification.
 Quoting: geminilion


It's best not to judge unless you know the whole story. She may be the only one with a car in her neighborhood and may be buying groceries for herself AND friends/neighbors/relatives.

I'm not saying that's what it's all about, but I do know when people get EBT cards they can authorize someone else to make purchases on their behalf. So, she may be purchasing items for a disabled individual who can't make it to the store or helping friends out that don't have transportation.
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The people of the state and even the reps have spoken about this continuously in MA. As I have read it is the Governor who could care less or stops attempts to fix the situations.

Once the people see that this is how the Governor feels they simply will go even further to do whatever they want. He does not think that the situation matters that much, yet he gets paid by the people too.
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After learning what you learned in this thread, are you still going to treat bums without shelter worse than scum? Are you still going to advocate getting rid of them while condemning them as useless eaters? Those bums aren't costing you anything compared to the EBT parasites. You know why they're on the streets? Because they tried to do the right thing and it failed for them.

Some of you folks are as willfully ignorant as I ever imagined, but keep making excuses for criminals. And remember why your food costs more and why your property taxes/rent took a hike. Hint: it's not the guy sleeping on the grating.
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I have tried to play it straight, but have come to the conclusion you have to play the "system" in order to survive. As it is I can't pay rent, or afford more than hotdogs. and I think the 8 pack of hotdogs I just bought has gone bad since I just puked some up, ewww. Anyway, you better get on board for the free handouts. Otherwise you'll be left behind. That's what I'm planning on doing. I've put off getting food stamps for years. All this time I could have been saving my own money, I feel stupid. Yet at the same time I always felt better using my own money to pay for things, but now I am thinking that's a mistake, just look for yourself how well those other people have it compared to you.

You and me get broker, they use and abuse the system and get richer.

So I've come to the conclusion that if you can't win playing it straight, you've got to do the same thing as them just so you can break even.
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You got hot dogs? Do you still have the water you boiled them in? Because I sure could use some hot dog soup over here!
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These are the ones who will soon perish for lack of knowledge. Stupid asses will stay with what they created and their silly material reputation of illusion

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