Food stamps at burger king

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by trip286, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just turned on the news, apparently BK in Virginia and Maryland are starting to do delivery! Hey, I think that's great! More jobs, and more convenience.

    The thing I had an issue with is this, the particular BK in the news clip had a huge sign in the window "EBT welcome here!"..... What the hell? Did anyone else happen to see the same clip, or know anything about fast food taking stamps like this? Total BS.
     
  2. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I was in a grocery store one day, guy used his EBT card to buy high end cheeses and other expensive foods, including steaks... and then used his credit card to buy beer, and not cheap stuff like bud, but higher end beer.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Trip- want to tell us what you think EBT stands for?
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I think it means "electronic benefits transfer". It is the same card that food stamp (or it's official term) benefits go on. I've used food stamps, mine had EBT all over it. Why? Do you think I'm misunderstanding something here?

    Is there another EBT card that is used for food but is restricted only to certain places?
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I used mine to buy store brand foods. They would give us way more than we needed, but here, whatever you don't use does not rollover into the next month, meaning they got back what wasn't used. And I rarely used more than half of what they gave me.
     
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    This is one thing my dad always complained about, he was a grocery store manager for years. People would come in bitchin about how the gub'ment wasnt giving them enough foodstamps but walking out of the store with t-bone steaks or name brand food.
     
  7. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    There's definitely misuse of the system going on if you can have Burger King delivered to your house.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Thats what I don't like about them. Its fine to use them on decent food that you need (I don't even mind people using them on fast food), but don't spend it all on t bone steaks and lobster. That just ain't right. Especially when they complain about not getting enough.
     
  9. Cope's Distributing

    Cope's Distributing New Member

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    I get food stamps right now.. I am a single mother of 2 an work everyday. I dont get much on the card, but I only buy what we need and most of what I buy is stuff that I can make at home and make it last for at least 2 or 3 days. I hate using it cause people always look an stare. But I go to work everyday and still just cant make it with out some help. Heck I dont even get child support so the way I see it. If I work 40 hours, pay all my own bills, and get a little bit of help from the goverment. I am going to take it. I dont ever buy lobster or tbone steaks but, I have bought name brand food before.
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Some people on EBT take grocery orders and collect cash for the groceries at a discount of course. That way they can buy their cigarettes, booze and drugs.
     
  11. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    I think everyone should be glad that they themselves don't need or use food stamps.

    I have never used them, or needed to.

    As far as cutting the federal and state deficits, there are higher priorities, like the reverse-tribute called foreign aid. This is the greatest fraud on the Amercan taxpayers of all, where US tax money is sent overseas to foreign rat holes like Pakistan.

    The states waste the most money on expensive programs like in-home care for the disabled. This should be a city and not state program. States should balance their budgets instead, build roads and dams and bridges, and patrol the highways.

    Education should not be subsidized either, especially not college. Since when should the taxpayers pay for someone else's college degree?

    Food stamps is just a pimple on the buttt of an uglier and bigger problem called out of control federal and state spending.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That is too true.
     
  13. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Now see...THAT'S what the system was designed for, to give people a hand UP not a hand OUT. Keep your head up, things WILL get better!! :cool: ...I hope...:confused:
     
  14. spack762

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    Now why would I get deliver from those places? Even when I go in the dont get mt order right. Id have to wait twice as long for my food. Once to get, another to get it right. Hahah!
     
  15. orangello

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    Why was i thinking people couldn't get "prepared" foods with EBT?
     
  16. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    Thats what I always thought. Untill I got a seasonal job in highschool and everyday the same drug addict would come threw my line and use ebt foodstams for his $10.95 sushi delux platter and his 2 large cans of redbull.
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That's what I think, too, 'Gello. At least that's the way it is in Illinois, I think.
     
  18. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    I know that in Pa the rules say you cant get prepared foods meaning food already made for you. But the way around it that all the people that are just scamming and abusing the system do is say they are taking it home. Since the rules only say you cant use ur card for eating at the bussiness. If that makes sence.
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Even at the grocery stores, food stamps can't be used to buy prepared foods. I have seen people in the grocery store check out line have to put items back, such as rotisserie chicken.
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    No prepared foods (meaning cooked, like that rotisserie chicken, frozen pizza is fine), no alcohol, no tobacco.

    Red bull, monster, amped, no problem.

    At least here anyway.