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  1. #1 Fraud In The Making 
    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    Peoples Republic of Connecticut

    ow-income Illinoisans who are homeless, disabled or older might soon be able to use their food stamps at a fast-food restaurant.

    House Bill 3343 would establish the Restaurant Meals Program as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The program would allow those enrolled in SNAP to use their benefits on meals at fast-food restaurants.

    The bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives on March 23 and is now making its way through the Illinois Senate.

    Currently, SNAP recipients can purchase food at grocery stores and farmers markets, but not at restaurants.

    Proponents of the bill say food stamp recipients have limited options for a hot meal.

    “Somebody who’s homeless, for example, they don’t have a place to prepare that food or somebody who’s disabled, they’re not able to come home and cook a meal themselves,” state Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, told WICS-TV.

    While he favors the bill, he isn’t without his concerns.

    “The prices of foods at restaurants are higher than what it might be at the grocery store and so, there’s a little bit of a trade-off there. So we want to make sure people aren’t running out of benefits at the end of the month,”
    How does a restaurant determine if someone who claims to be homeless, disabled or older (HOW OLD?) ??

    So we want to make sure people aren’t running out of benefits at the end of the month
    How will this be addressed, another federal or state welfare plan ?
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    Senior Member Angry Old White Man's Avatar
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    Jan 2017
    Swamps of Southern La
    Like they say, a socialist or communist is good at using other peoples money. I think it is criminal with what some of these morons come up with, set up a soup line at the local shelters and be damned glad you got it. If you are homeless in today's America it's because you are most likely a lazy ass wipe wanting someone else to take care of you. Where did you get the money to buy those fancy tents and back packs. People should stop giving them anything and force them to go to work, stop pampering the con people.
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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    Warren, MI
    In Michigan, I think you can use EBT cards at McDonalds. I'm not 100% sure of it, though.
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    Senior Member Tecate's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Austin, Texas
    They can be used at convenience stores here in Texas. Talk about bad decisions? You don’t get much bang for your buck at a convenience store, and very little there in the way of food has any nutritional value.
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