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FlaGator
06-27-2012, 03:13 PM
Why are tax dollars going to pay for peoples cigarettes and beer?


Whiton said a young man came in to the store to buy two packs or cigarettes on May 29. When she asked him for his ID, he handed her his EBT card.


EBT cards are used for both food and cash assistance programs (http://www.sentinelsource.com/content/tncms/live/#). There are two types of cards: one can only be used for food. The other can be spent on anything and used just like a debit card.


Whiton said she did not think EBT cards could be used to purchase cigarettes and refused to sell to him. The two “had a little go-around” as the line got longer behind him, said Whiton.


“I made the statement, ‘do you think myself, that lady and that gentlemen should pay for your cigarettes?’ and he responded ‘yes,’ ” Whiton said.


The next day Whiton said the customer’s foster mother came to the store to complain. Whiton received a call later that day from the company’s home office in Maine, telling her it had received a complaint about her and reprimanded her.


“I said I would bow out gracefully and give my notice because I didn’t want to be a part of it. I’m 65 years old, you know?” Whiton said.



The whole saga is here (http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/clerk-loses-job-over-stand/article_87627ed5-5d4e-5ff0-a781-f14deb034771.html)

Gina
06-27-2012, 03:33 PM
His foster mother? If he's old enough to buy cigarettes, ideally he wouldn't have a foster mother still. If he does still have a foster mother, she should have the EBT card, not him. What a world.

And heck no the taxpayer shouldn't buy his smokes.

Hubie
06-27-2012, 04:47 PM
He told his mommy on her?

SarasotaRepub
06-27-2012, 07:06 PM
CIG RACISTS!!!!!!

:biggrin-new:

Odysseus
06-27-2012, 09:16 PM
His foster mother? If he's old enough to buy cigarettes, ideally he wouldn't have a foster mother still. If he does still have a foster mother, she should have the EBT card, not him. What a world.

And heck no the taxpayer shouldn't buy his smokes.

My thought, exactly. No ID, no cigs.