20120413

Drug dealer uses EBT to get out of jail?

"GET MY EBT CARD AND GO TO THE ATM AND GET THE MONEY TO BAIL ME OUT, GET ME OUTA HERE TONIGHT."
The REAL Howie Carr Show offers up this bit of alleged EBT madness (Follow the link to see what appears to be a police report of the incident). A healthy young man(?), arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs, called someone from jail and told them to use his food stamp card to get cash to bail him out.

Why is something like this so believable? Because we have an entitlement system that is out of control. We already have cases of people using EBT cards at casinos. 

Why are people allowed to get cash with a food stamp card? How much of this new EBT money is spent on things other than food (alcohol, drugs, clothes, etc)?

Even if you believe in the welfare state, why are young healthy men on food stamps?

How many people are simply living off of others, while doing whatever they want to do?

What is wrong with us?

A note on federalism - Why are programs like this run by the federal government? If states want to implement these kinds of programs they can. Every state has the power to tax people.