In Massachusetts, for example, nearly 90 percent of EBT benefits are withdrawn as cash.
What difference does any kind of control on the use of the actual cards make if the benefit can accessed in cash?
...According to that EBT Commission report, 85% of EBT benefits, or $77 Million in a three month period between October and Dec. 2011, were translated into cash at ATMs.
So what difference does a ban on EBT cards at liquor stores, strip clubs and nail salons make if you can withdraw benefits in the form of cash? If the latest info on Twitter is any indication, none.
Lemme have thousands on that ebt -_______- Bruh..how many kids is that— Desire` (@FoxiBrowne) December 25, 2012
Pray that congresspass that bill.OryourEBTand all that is done.— blogkingnyc (@BlogKingNyc) December 25, 2012
Breaking down cocaine with an EBT.— Jordan (@jordvnx) December 25, 2012
I'm thankful for this EBT giftcard I got. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to the homie Jesus— AC (@ac_carter2) December 25, 2012
I BOUGHT ALL MY FOLOWERS. THERES A SERVICE DAT ACCEPTS EBT. IM POPPIN, U NOT. STOP HATIN BITCH— Neville Corley (@nevillemanukkit) December 25, 2012
“@rickanbagher: Micheal Kors must have had a sale huh”<<naw these hoes been saving EBT up since June— Applejack Milk (@YZFRStew) December 25, 2012
RT @gottahave_ash: Louis bag wit an EBT card in it . Swag !— Dijon (@dijonlyte) December 25, 2012
But, remember Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer: even though the entire system is collapsing, there's nothing to cut.
Hat tip: Flopping Aces.