What this woman has done may well be illegal : I don't know. I don't know if the "award" is month to month in which case it would appear that she ceased to qualify when she cashed the check, or if it's annual, in which case she probably didn't violate the law. I also understand the public reaction to her continuing to use the card- because most of the public reacts on moral analysis rather than legal analysis.
I wonder how many critics look at this as one subsidy compared to another.
Does Big Sugar stop taking the subsidy when they make a profit? Do they twist the books so that they don't make a profit so they can take the subsidy? How about corn and other growers? If they make a profit, do they return the subsidy? How about oil? How many of the pigs at the public trough are making a fortune while collecting a subsidy? How many million dollar CEO's cash their paycheck drawn on subsidized accounts?
This woman shouldn't take food stamps when she's flush. No doubt. But why does everyone land on this ant when there are gigantic hogs at the trough?