Friday, November 23, 2012

EBT card users now making small business from free food

"Taxpayer Suck-ahs!"

by Eric Dondero

As many of you all know I'm a professional petitioner. I'm on the West Coast right now working on a drive.

My petitioning partner roommate told me a little story. Before I got there he had an interesting experience in the hotel. He told me about these three women that just got kicked out of the hotel. They had been staying in a room with a kitchenette.

What they would do is to knock on the doors of all the hotel guests, and ask them if they wanted a cooked meal. They were getting all sorts of free food using Food Stamps, then cooking meals for the hotel guests, and charging them $10 to $15 a meal.

I guess you could say they were enterprising, using stolen money from taxpayers and making a buck off of it. But from a taxpayers perspective this is quite alarming.

It's even more alarming when you think that this just might be the tip of the iceberg? How many small restaurant owners are pulling this scam? Particularly recent immigrants who have no stake in the U.S. and could care less about ripping off Americans. How many of them apply for Food Stamps, and then use their EBT to purchase bags of rice, butter, milk, meat, or other needed items that they can use to help cut off some expenses from the restaurants food budget? Buying Pizza on EBT, and then re-selling it to friends and neighbors who are too lazy to go to the Pizza Hut? All the while American restaurant owners - suckers - are paying for their food with their own money.

Take it even a step further. How many people are using EBT to buy clothes or other durable goods to then resell them? Side of the road clothes selling businesses? Flea market stands? Or even Smalls stores maybe.

Of course, there are no safeguards. Certainly Obama administration officials aren't going to police EBT.

Photo credit - foodbazar.com

15 comments:

Rita said...

Welcome to the New Amerika. Seriously, when Obama won again I was so mad, I cried. I'm still on the edge of hating America. But I'm trying my best to fight for the Country I once loved. Hasn't been easy. Not sure what's gonna take for these idiots to wake up. Maybe they never will.

Eric Dondero said...

They never will. The country is dead. It died on Nov. 6, 2012.

Eric Dondero said...

There's more to this story. It gets worse. I was just handed a piece of paper. Un-fucking-believable.

Stay tuned. I'll have more to say on this tomorrow.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

You get Burger King or Taco Bell to accept 'food stamps'; and you got yourself a deal.

Don said...

Okay, at the risk of appearing stupid I'm going to admit ignorance here and ask: what is a professional petitioner?

jgeleff said...

I've heard of this stuff happening. And it's sickening.

Rational Nation USA said...

The chick in photo #1 is hot. Very Hot!

Les Carpenter
East Bumfuck, USA

Unknown said...

I wouldn't be so quick to think that this is "the tip of the iceberg" - these were obviously obtained via fraud. Someone in DHHS is not doing their job or these women, living together more than likely wouldn't have qualified in the first place. Someone on the inside is on the take too - you just wait and see.

Rational Nation USA said...

Hm, good observation Unknown.

Chuck said...

"I wouldn't be so quick to think that this is "the tip of the iceberg" - these were obviously obtained via fraud."

It's only "obvious" if you know nothing about that program and how it's administered. Short of having multiple identities, it's pretty hard to do anything they'd call fraud. Hell, the program isn't even means tested anymore in any real sense of the word. That said, converting food stamps to cash is hardly anything new.

Eric Dondero said...

Les, you lying piece of shit. You said before you were from West Bumfuck. Now you've changed your story, and listing East Bumfuck.

Which is it, East or West Bumfuck? Come clean Les.

Consider this your last warning. I may now have to ban you from the site. East or West?

Eric - The Management

Eric Dondero said...

Don, that is a stupid question.

Rational Nation USA said...

Eric, of you check back I believe I said East. The truth is O was born in west, stayed for 17 yrs., moved to Central for 2, and moved to East where I have been for 41.

Les

electromag.11 said...

If 5% of the pooulation controls 80% of the resources, that means 95% of the population squabbles for the remaining 20% of the resources. This sounds like some very small percentage of the population squabbling for the 20% of the resources and pursuing them doesn't make sense financially. If you want to make an impact on the middle class it would make more sense to double the percentage of resources they control.

The Right Guy said...

Sounds hokey. How do you do that? Sounds like a centrally controlled government. What needs to be done is stop playing favorites and let opportunity reign. No more loopholes, subsidies, special privileges or safety nets for anyone or any company. Given that, you'll see a re-alignment.