Easter baskets can be purchased with FOOD STAMPS

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Since: Nov 09

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#1 Mar 24, 2013
I was looking at the sales papers this morning.(Sunday 3/24)
In the Walgreens paper on the front page if you look at the writing on the "all candy" basket there is another label that reads, "This basket may be purchased with a food stamp"
yes

Hobbs, NM

#2 Mar 24, 2013
They sure can be and it helps those who need it out a lot. What is the problem since candy can be purchased with food stamps already?
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Mar 24, 2013
yes wrote:
They sure can be and it helps those who need it out a lot. What is the problem since candy can be purchased with food stamps already?
I agree!

It escapes me why anyone would have a problem with ANYONE trying to make a holiday special for their children. 90Regardless of how one may feel about public assistance.
Cindy

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Mar 24, 2013
Candy? Are you joking! Food stamps should be for nourishing food ONLY!
Seriously

United States

#5 Mar 24, 2013
Cindy wrote:
Candy? Are you joking! Food stamps should be for nourishing food ONLY!
Exactly!! Food stamps should buy nutritional food. But those on food stamps are probably on medicaid too. They get free dental & doctor visits so they dont fare what their kids eat!
Simpleton

Artesia, NM

#6 Mar 24, 2013
Carlsbad Native wrote:
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I agree!
It escapes me why anyone would have a problem with ANYONE trying to make a holiday special for their children. 90Regardless of how one may feel about public assistance.
It's theft.
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#8 Mar 26, 2013
Simpleton wrote:
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It's theft.
OK appropriately named Simpleton, explain to us how this is theft.

And don't use platitudes, "beliefs", shouldas, couldas, wouldas, Jeezus, how hard you work, how you think these people are deadbeats or anything but FACTS to support your weak, emotionally based assertion.

Cite statutory rules and regs and I'll concede your point.
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Mar 26, 2013
Seriously wrote:
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Exactly!! Food stamps should buy nutritional food. But those on food stamps are probably on medicaid too. They get free dental & doctor visits so they dont fare what their kids eat!
What does Medicaid have to do with this thread? Do you and your kids eat candy? Do you care what your kids eat? Would you if you got "free stuff"?

What IS your point? That people on Medicaid buy Easter baskets? That it's OK to feed candy to your kids if you get free dental? That nutritional food doesn't cause dental problems? That people on Public Assistance don't care for their kids?

What?
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Mar 26, 2013
Simpleton wrote:
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They didn't earn it. It's theft. Better?
Oh!

Well of course!

I apologize for not thinking like a complete ass-hat.
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Mar 26, 2013
Simpleton wrote:
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They didn't earn it. It's theft. Better?
Rules and regs please.

You didn't mention any.
Erm

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Mar 27, 2013
I have no problem with this at all. Let some needy kids have a nice holiday, for crying out loud.
Carlsbad Resident

Hobbs, NM

#14 Mar 27, 2013
I was at Albertsons this morning the person in front of me the items, one bottle of black label Jack Daniels, and one Canadian mist, two cases of Coke, paid for by welfare debit card.
I paid for my one item with cash went out to the parking lot this person was getting into a 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hmmmmmmm.

I got into my old Toyota pickup truck that needs work and tires Hmmmmmmm.
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Mar 27, 2013
Carlsbad Resident wrote:
I was at Albertsons this morning the person in front of me the items, one bottle of black label Jack Daniels, and one Canadian mist, two cases of Coke, paid for by welfare debit card.
I paid for my one item with cash went out to the parking lot this person was getting into a 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hmmmmmmm.
I got into my old Toyota pickup truck that needs work and tires Hmmmmmmm.
They didn't pay for the liquor with an EBT card. It is absolutely not allowed and Albertson's could face stiff penalties.

Your little story reeks of cliche BS that has long been discredited. You likely didn't see anything remotely like what you described, if you saw anything at all. My guess is that you've made this story up and are posting it in order to fire up some vitriol.

Your post has nothing to do with this thread. It is incendiary, idiotic and just plain wrong.
Simpleton

Artesia, NM

#16 Mar 27, 2013
Poverty is no money problem. It's a character problem.

I trust you enjoyed calling me that unsavory thing.

I'll let you wonder how money I've given to poor kids directly; not tax money -- my money.

That's the difference between your type and mine.
HeeHaw YeeHaw

Carlsbad, NM

#17 Mar 27, 2013
Poverty is not a character problem. There are many hardworking people in this town who make say $9.00. These are people you do business with everyday and it is not at a fast-food restaurant or convenience store(not that those individuals are not hard working people of character). Tell the receptionist at your doctors office or the sale rep who waits on you at your cell phone provider they have a lack of character. Many of the hardest working people just do not get paid enough to live on. 40 hrs x $9.00 = $360 a week, take out taxes and healthcare and an individual takes home what maybe $250. So you need to check yourself when you claim poverty is a character issue. In my opinion you are the one who lacks character.

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#18 Mar 27, 2013
Simpleton wrote:
Poverty is no money problem. It's a character problem.
I trust you enjoyed calling me that unsavory thing.
I'll let you wonder how money I've given to poor kids directly; not tax money -- my money.
That's the difference between your type and mine.
Poverty is a money problem and can be character problem. Poverty is the amount of money a person has or lacks and it can be a character problem with mental illness, homelessness, and more. Hard working people can be in poverty but no have mental illness, homelessness, and whatever else.
Yes They Did

Hobbs, NM

#19 Mar 27, 2013
Carlsbad Native wrote:
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They didn't pay for the liquor with an EBT card. It is absolutely not allowed and Albertson's could face stiff penalties.
Your little story reeks of cliche BS that has long been discredited. You likely didn't see anything remotely like what you described, if you saw anything at all. My guess is that you've made this story up and are posting it in order to fire up some vitriol.
Your post has nothing to do with this thread. It is incendiary, idiotic and just plain wrong.
You are wrong, I have seen it happen several times at Albertsons and Walmart. My husband also has seen a man more than once being driven to Brewers by transit and he buys liquor with an EBT card.
Carlsbad Native

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Mar 28, 2013
Here's the deal. EBT cards are essentially debit cards. A study in 2011 showed that In more than 40% of EBT transactions cash back was given on transactions in places like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Grocery Stores and discount clothing stores.
Of course the cash back can, and very likely is being used for all the bad stuff. The other big surprise is that the ATM aspect of this card allows cash withdrawals. There are several liquor stores in NM that have ATM's with high withdrawal rates. Oasis and Monte Carlo liquors in ABQ, Ray's in Las Cruces (they always sold underage when I went to NMSU), Grace O'Malley's in Ruidoso as well as liquor stores in Michigan and L.A.
So THAT'S how the cards are being abused. Strictly speaking, they are not used for direct purchase of prohibited items. The system is flawed and is easily circumvented by the ATM locations and ease of access to cash back.
POTTER

Hobbs, NM

#21 Mar 28, 2013
Yes They Did wrote:
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You are wrong, I have seen it happen several times at Albertsons and Walmart. My husband also has seen a man more than once being driven to Brewers by transit and he buys liquor with an EBT card.
I really think what you saw was a New Mexico card but it was probably a Child Support card which you can purchase Liquor and anything else. It doesn't make it right but I bet that's what you saw. I work for the State and you cannot purchase Liquor with food stamps.
Yes They Did

Hobbs, NM

#22 Mar 28, 2013
POTTER wrote:
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I really think what you saw was a New Mexico card but it was probably a Child Support card which you can purchase Liquor and anything else. It doesn't make it right but I bet that's what you saw. I work for the State and you cannot purchase Liquor with food stamps.
No, it was clearly an ebt card and I doubt the ederly drunk at brewers was using a child support card! LOL

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