| budperm wrote:|
I bet that its like that everywhere we just don't track it!
When I worked at the Safeway grocery store next to a Liquor store people were forever trying to trade foodstamps for cash so they could buy liquor and play the lottery.
I totally mismanaged system, totally abused by the dirtballs....I'm not surprised at all! Disgusted but not surprised!
Of course it is like that everywhere. Kalifornia just got to be the butt of the investigation.
Near Christmas shortly after I moved to Alabama, I went to Wal-mart late one night. I was checking out and heard the checker at the next aisle over telling a woman "I've run your welfare card three times now and it says there is no value left on this card". I was going over to pay for the lady's items, just about to hand a credit card to the checker, when I saw what was being purchased... not one real food item (she had three
small young children with her)... there were several paper grocery bags of chips, cupcakes, candy, cookies, Cokes, and some beer. The woman was paying cash for the beer and told the checker to put everything else back. I immediately lost all "Christmas Spirit". I couldn't see buying all that garbage. If the woman had had food, toys, etc., I would have covered it for her.
I despise the entire welfare system, wish we could turn the whole thing "OFF"...