Thread: An interesting look at EBT cards
#1 An interesting look at EBT cards03-20-2017, 12:51 PM
$5,000 + balance.
In Connecticut EBT cards can be used in strip clubs.
03-20-2017, 01:36 PM
EBT cards were supposed to stop food stamp fraud. It used to be that someone had to send their kids in with food stamps to make a bunch of legal purchases and then come in with all the change to buy cigarettes or booze. They at least had to put some thought into it.
I don't think that they can buy cigarettes with the EBT cards, but I know the stores are not preventing them from buying alcohol with them. A bar should not be able to accept the cards, titty bar or regular bar. I don't think people should be able to use them in restaurants, it's too expensive to eat out. $20 of food from WalMart will go a lot further than $20 of food from McDonalds.
03-20-2017, 07:10 PM
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03-21-2017, 01:49 PM
EBT cards are too big a business for any food store chain or even a local food store to cede to an EBT only store.
Besides, who would run it ? Another government agency ?
03-21-2017, 03:15 PMIn Connecticut EBT cards can be used in strip clubs.I support UNexit: Get the US out of the UN; Get the UN out of the US!
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03-22-2017, 09:15 AM
Exactly. They need to find ways to make stores comply with the rules. If a store like WalMart or Meijer can program their registers to prompt for a birthdate to sell alcohol, the store can also program the registers to not allow the sale of alcohol to be paid for with an EBT card. And no restaurants or bars should be able to accept the cards.
If a store is caught breaking the rules, then they should be sanctioned and not allowed to participate for a given period of time. If these are the rules, the big stores will cooperate because they want the business.
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