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      04-13-2012 01:02 PM #1
      Please ignore the fact that this video is from Fox News. The point of the video is the same.

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/155986616...ylist_id=87937

      And this is not an isolated incident. I spoke to a man in the city the other day who told me that while he was on unemployment (two years) he was able to fund 7 cruises to the Caribbean. If it doesn't anger you that people can fund vacations, drug habits and bail with you and your families hard earned money then I lost all hope for the US.
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    2. 04-13-2012 01:19 PM #2
      I bought weed with my unemployment check*. Come at me.

      *allegedly
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      04-13-2012 01:24 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      If it doesn't anger you that people can fund vacations, drug habits and bail with you and your families hard earned money then I lost all hope for the US.
      im super angry.... that one exceptional incident is used to suggest that an entire system is broken.
      but hey, thats what faux news is for

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      they tried that in florida. it didnt really work as well as the anti-welfare crowd would have hoped.

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      04-13-2012 01:25 PM #4
      LOL i have seen people use them for everything, when i worked at a grocery store this lady would come in in her brand new mercedes wearing a fur coat and large gaudy rings and buy lobsters with her EBT card

      the system is such a joke it should only work for food at grocery stores

    5. 04-13-2012 01:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      im super angry.... that one exceptional incident is used to suggest that an entire system is broken.
      but hey, thats what faux news is for



      they tried that in florida. it didnt really work as well as the anti-welfare crowd would have hoped.
      It's not an isolated incident. Abuse of government aid is abundant. I know someone who is the landlord for several section 8 houses, where the tennents also get free utilities (heat ain't cheap in the winter), food stamps, etc.. and yet they're able to afford giant flat screens, brand new kicks, nice cars, etc. Something is broken.

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      04-13-2012 01:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      It's not an isolated incident.
      i realize that, was mostly being sarcastic.

      but seriously, so what? lets get everyone foaming at the mouth about how poor people are wasting their government checks while we turn a blind eye to all the other (much more significant) wastes of your tax dollars...

      whats the answer? cut them all off? the economy doesnt work like that...

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      04-13-2012 01:37 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i realize that, was mostly being sarcastic.

      but seriously, so what? lets get everyone foaming at the mouth about how poor people are wasting their government checks while we turn a blind eye to all the other (much more significant) wastes of your tax dollars...

      whats the answer? cut them all off? the economy doesnt work like that...
      Did you watch the video?
      The first step is to start by not allowing EBT cards to issue cash from ATMs.
      Next would be to be more stringent with who can receive the cards (criminals).
      Then they could set up some form of electronic system where only the essentials are allowed to be purchased. (food, water, clothing).

      Not seven cruises in the passed two years. I don't know any hard working American that has the time to take 7 cruises!
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      04-13-2012 01:38 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i realize that, was mostly being sarcastic.

      but seriously, so what? lets get everyone foaming at the mouth about how poor people are wasting their government checks while we turn a blind eye to all the other (much more significant) wastes of your tax dollars...

      whats the answer? cut them all off? the economy doesnt work like that...
      It does if you know what to "cut them off" with.
      Scum like this is a bigger problem to the economy than the 1% problem.
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      04-13-2012 01:39 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      Scum like this is a bigger problem to the economy than the 1% problem.
      no doubt. poor people ruin everything.

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      04-13-2012 01:40 PM #10
      There goes our money......... Something need to be done in this country about things like this. These people feel entitled to things they do not deserve.

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      04-13-2012 01:43 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      no doubt. poor people ruin everything.
      GTFO and go troll some other thread.
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      04-13-2012 01:45 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      And this is not an isolated incident. I spoke to a man in the city the other day who told me that while he was on unemployment (two years) he was able to fund 7 cruises to the Caribbean. If it doesn't anger you that people can fund vacations, drug habits and bail with you and your families hard earned money then I lost all hope for the US.
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      04-13-2012 01:46 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      GTFO and go troll some other thread.



      i didnt see your post above his, but i agree with what you wrote earlier. i actually looked up my states rules and for some reason i thought you couldnt use them at ATMs here, but i guess you can.

      the thing im most amused by is the folks who treat this as the biggest problem our nation has ever faced or some other such nonsense, while ignoring the other much more costly abuses of "the system" because its easier to point the finger at poor people.
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      04-13-2012 01:46 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      It does if you know what to "cut them off" with.
      Scum like this is a bigger problem to the economy than the 1% problem.
      Except, just by the numbers, this stuff is actually tiny compared to the amount of wealth concentrated in the 1%.

      (not to say it isn't a problem at all, just a reminder that things are relative)
      All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

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      04-13-2012 01:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      no doubt. poor people ruin everything.
      I feel bad for people in a bad situation as long as they didn't put themselves there by dropping out of school or something of the like, and am more than willing to help my fellow man. I do however have no compassion for the lazy and ignorant. If you can afford beer/cigarettes, drugs, chrome wheels, etc.. GTF off of public assistance.
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      they're trying to skip out on their contracts via rapture. not very christian of them

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      04-13-2012 01:49 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      It does if you know what to "cut them off" with.
      Scum like this is a bigger problem to the economy than the 1% problem.


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      04-13-2012 01:53 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 20DYNAMITE07 View Post
      No lie, my hand to God. I was having the conversation with my mother and the 27 year old man was bragging about it. Yes, I remember it so clearly because my mother made a point to tell him that it's nice that he can go on cruises with her tax dollars while she can't even afford to go on them herself. So yes, the story is true. Now, if he was telling the truth? We will never know.

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      i didnt see your post above his, but i agree with what you wrote earlier. i actually looked up my states rules and for some reason i thought you couldnt use them at ATMs here, but i guess you can.

      the thing im most amused by is the folks who treat this as the biggest problem our nation has ever faced or some other such nonsense, while ignoring the other much more costly abuses of "the system" because its easier to point the finger at poor people.
      I never said it was the biggest problem. But for people this is usually the one that pulls closer to home. People work hard for their money. And when they see people leeching off the system buying bail, chrome wheels, gaudy jewelry and new cell phones, that the tax payers can't even afford, it pisses them off.
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    18. 04-13-2012 01:54 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 20DYNAMITE07 View Post
      You'd be surprised how inexpensive a cruise can be.. you could probably take seven cruises to the Caribbean for less than $4000.. seems plausible.

    19. 04-13-2012 01:56 PM #19
      Can we separate welfare from unemployment? Have the talking heads got us so confused that we don't know the difference anymore?

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      04-13-2012 01:59 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      Can we separate welfare from unemployment? Have the talking heads got us so confused that we don't know the difference anymore?

    21. 04-13-2012 02:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      All benefits INCLUDING CHILD SUPPORT come on the same card in IN. When I see a person using one, I might be able to make a decent assumption as to the source of the benefit. Most people that I know that have a card simply ATM the money out and put it in the bank. Most people using just the card are the non banking sort or the sort that does not get cash benefits. I don't care what you do with your unemployment. EBT simply means you get the benefit on a card.

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      04-13-2012 03:00 PM #24
      Ah yes, it's always rewarding after a long day at work to stand behind someone at the store and watch them pay for grape drank and cookies (dinner for da keedz) with the ol' EBT, then whip out some cash for a couple packs of Kools and $30 worth of lottery tickets.

      If there's any doubt about events like this actually occurring, I invite you to spend 10 minutes in any North Milwaukee convenience store (bringing some sort of weapon to defend yourself wouldn't be a bad idea either).

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      04-13-2012 03:00 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      And this is not an isolated incident. I spoke to a man in the city the other day who told me that while he was on unemployment (two years) he was able to fund 7 cruises to the Caribbean. If it doesn't anger you that people can fund vacations, drug habits and bail with you and your families hard earned money then I lost all hope for the US.
      In his defense, maybe they were all on Carnival. Then it wouldn't really be like a vacation.
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    26. 04-13-2012 03:01 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by greychinchilla View Post
      Kools .


      Thats rac.... oh why bother.

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      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      Thats rac.... oh why bother.
      Yea, stupid white people...



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      04-13-2012 03:12 PM #28
      Some of the comments on these are funny.....

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      04-13-2012 03:47 PM #29
      I say he LOSES ALL BENEFITS FOR LIFE.

      That'll teach 'em!
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      04-13-2012 03:56 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      I say he LOSES ALL BENEFITS FOR LIFE.

      That'll teach 'em!
      i know this was sarcasm...but .

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      04-13-2012 03:56 PM #31
      I think all politicians should submit to urine analysis before receiving their paycheck.
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      04-13-2012 05:39 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      I think all politicians should submit to urine analysis before receiving their paycheck.
      why bother...assuming they are high just makes their decisions make more sense to the general public...


      seriously, this guy should lose his rights to government benefits indefinitely...the cash assistance programs are just way too easy to abuse. Michigan had to pass a law a few weeks ago to keep people that won the lottery from collecting welfare/food stamps since it wasn't reported income. a guy from saginaw was still getting assistance after winning $2million in the lottery.


      it is with great routine that i see people using their EBT/bridge cards to buy food at the store, while i in turn watch their friend/cousin/brother/uncle/whatever get handed cash from their pocket to buy booze/tobacco products. i'm just so glad i bust my ass to earn a paycheck and pay my taxes to these lazy ****s can eat free steak and have spare cash to buy top shelf liquor.

      A fine example of this...though I hate judge judy...this is the mindset you're dealing with:
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      04-13-2012 06:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      A fine example of this...though I hate judge judy...this is the mindset you're dealing with:

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      04-13-2012 07:42 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      Except, just by the numbers, this stuff is actually tiny compared to the amount of wealth concentrated in the 1%.

      (not to say it isn't a problem at all, just a reminder that things are relative)
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      04-13-2012 07:45 PM #35
      That video makes my blood boil.
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