10 SHOCKING Things We Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps… SPREAD THIS


Since Barack Obama became president the number of people that live off government programs has skyrocketed. For example, in 2008 28.2 million Americans were on food stamps. Today over 47 MILLION are on food stamps.

Some people NEED honestly NEED assistance and that’s why these programs were put into place.

However, the abuse is rampant. It’s free money. It means that people don’t have to wake up and go to work. And it means that people can come into our country illegally for an all expenses paid extended holiday.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.


The Districts’ SNAP program helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health. You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores and some farmers’ markets.

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People receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, household supplies, beer, cigarettes and wine are strictly forbidden.

One problem is that there is no way to enforce these ‘rules’ and this is why people are able to easily manipulate the system- at all of us taxpayer’s expense.

Hannah Bleau at The Daily Caller put together a list of 11 questionable items that you can (or will soon be able to) purchase with an EBT card.

  1. Quesarito: Taco Bell is one of many fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Guacamole is extra? Who cares? It’s on the taxpayer.
  2.  Bail: Convicted felons – like drug dealer Kimball Clark – have reportedly used their EBT as bail money. Clark reportedly instructed someone to go to an ATM to withdraw money from his EBT for bail. Because it’s difficult to trace ATM abuse, many speculate this problem is more widespread and not just found in isolated incidents.
  3. Lingerie: Kiss My Lingerie, an adult store in Gonzales, Louisiana, accepts EBT. Other adult stores have also been known to accept welfare transactions. In this case, officials said the store doesn’t violate the rules for EBT because of discrepancies in the law.
  4. KFC: Well, chicken is a protein, and protein is good for you, right? KFC is another well-known fast food chain that accepts EBT.
  5. Shoes: While Payless ShoeSource is known for their BOGO sales, they’re certainly not the cheapest place to buy shoes. Despite the prices and functionality, they also accept EBT.
  6. Strip clubs: Last year, the New York Post reported that FOIA requests revealed welfare recipients were regularly making EBT withdrawals at the ATMs near and inside infamous porn shops, liquor stores, lounges and hookah parlors. Technically, it also doesn’t break the law because of the “cash assistance program.”
  7. Lobster: There have been multiple cases of this. As long as it’s not tobacco or alcohol, you’re golden.
  8. Starbucks: While corporate stores don’t accept EBT, any Starbucks in a Target or grocery chain is considered a grocery item. So $7.00 for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino and pumpkin loaf? Go.
  9. K-cups: A lot of people don’t buy coffee in this form because it’s too expensive, but it’s not off limits in the world of welfare.
  10. Cupcakes/Gourmet cakes: It’s considered food, no matter the price. Hello, non-essential $45 cake.

Also they can get Cold hard cash! Some people are in the business of selling their EBT benefits for cash. Craigslist has been a great conduit for these “creative entrepreneurs.”

Coming Soon? Pot: Colorado became the first state to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, and they also might become the first state to have tax payer funded pot smoking. A Colorado Pot Shop called Rite Greens has already taken the steps to officially accept EBT.

The government is spending over $110 BILLION per year on food assistance programs, and they’re constantly recruiting more people to become completely dependent on these programs.

Wow. While we all work our butt’s off these scumbags are living it up and partying like rock stars.


(H/T Right Wing Tribune)

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