Craigslist makes turning food stamps into cash a SNAP

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Oct 22, 2013
In May of 2012, the USDA attempted to curb the practice by giving individual states more authority to investigate residents who request multiple replacements of SNAP and EBT cards. Those who requested more than four replacements in a year would have to explain why they lost cards, and could face being cut off completely.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture has zero tolerance for SNAP fraud," a USDA spokesperson said in a statement to FoxNews.com . "We recently provided stronger tools to help State agencies—responsible for pursuing recipient fraud—crack down on individuals attempting to sell benefits online. In addition, since 2011, we have worked with online marketplaces, including Craigslist, to better monitor and put a stop to the illegal sale of SNAP benefits. USDA encourages anyone that has information regarding potential recipient fraud to report this information to the USDA Office of the Inspector General or to their State agency.”

With one in every seven Americans on food stamps -- up a million since June of last year -- the impetus to cut down on fraud is rising. According to reports, nearly 850,000 people were investigated for possible SNAP fraud in the United States and 1,200 stores were permanently removed from the food stamp program for illegal conduct.

"Since 2008, the cost of SNAP has more than doubled from $34 billion to $74 billion," according to Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. who said in a recent press release that the Obama administration has allowed food stamp enrollment to explode, even beyond what an ailing economy might account for, in part by not pressing states to crack down on eligibility requirements.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 22, 2013
Take a glance at how grocery stores spruce up their produce during the 1st of the month. I went today and felt like I had to rummage through a second hand store. However, when I went around the 3rd or so, everything looked fresh and stocked. Plus, more items were on sale, but the site of people piling in food as if that wasn't enough evidence that they were not paying for it, also made me pissed at how they don't care what it looks like.

I remember back in the day, it was embarrassing to let it be known you were on food-stamps and/or any assistance. Now it's so common and lifestyle sunken that people waive their cards in the hail of ole glory. Not a bit ashamed, nor a notion of getting off it.

Land of the "FREE"dumb founded.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 22, 2013
For any arguments too... Let us know how many of them 1 in 7 Americans were hurt on the job, ran out of unemployment or have illnesses to harsh to stand and work. I'm going to take a stab at them never verifiable stats: 1 in 2,000.
Hey now...AS Efing IF.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#5 Oct 22, 2013
sidekick wrote:
Take a glance at how grocery stores spruce up their produce during the 1st of the month. I went today and felt like I had to rummage through a second hand store. However, when I went around the 3rd or so, everything looked fresh and stocked. Plus, more items were on sale, but the site of people piling in food as if that wasn't enough evidence that they were not paying for it, also made me pissed at how they don't care what it looks like.
I remember back in the day, it was embarrassing to let it be known you were on food-stamps and/or any assistance. Now it's so common and lifestyle sunken that people waive their cards in the hail of ole glory. Not a bit ashamed, nor a notion of getting off it.
Land of the "FREE"dumb founded.
Step in front of them and tell them to.wait since.it os obvious they have no job.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#6 Oct 22, 2013
The majority of people in this country are stupid, lazy and freeloaders! With Obama, they are coming out of the woodwork!
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 22, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Step in front of them and tell them to.wait since.it os obvious they have no job.
It's so corrupt that people who abuse the system could never "earn" close to what they get for free. As with every job, you get more experienced at what you've done for years. I believe some think its actual work to find handouts and seek what they qualify for.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#8 Oct 22, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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It's so corrupt that people who abuse the system could never "earn" close to what they get for free. As with every job, you get more experienced at what you've done for years. I believe some think its actual work to find handouts and seek what they qualify for.
Work like a flea sucking blood on a dogs back. Damn parasites.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#9 Oct 22, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Work like a flea sucking blood on a dogs back. Damn parasites.
Ditto!
Some are so bold and flaunt their flashy clothes,gold chains and rings,braided hair ,etc.
Wish they would care for and educate their kids.
Plus some have an attitude unbecoming....

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