r00d. .. It's a bit more complicated than that. The way our welfare system is set up actually penalizes people for working.
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User avatar #1 - economicfreedom (06/17/2014) [+] (15 replies)
Working More to Earn Less | Why the Poor Stay Poor | Learn Liberty It's a bit more complicated than that. The way our welfare system is set up actually penalizes people for working.
#3 - adriaan (06/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
EBT?
User avatar #4 to #3 - minnten (06/17/2014) [-]
electronic benefit transfer. Basically modern foodstamps.
#10 - mattdoggy (06/18/2014) [+] (8 replies)
EBT is one of the most abused things in modern government and honestly churns my guts
#44 - bigcdizzle (06/18/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Alright, I'll give a story since I've got a good related one.   
   
I worked at a grocery store for a few years, and we would get people using EBT all the time. Usually they're nice enough people, they know how the system works, they pay with EBT for what it covers. and pay the rest with cash or credit. Most of them were great about it, and as a cashier I always went out of my way not to mention that they were using food stamps, or make them feel bad about it in any way. 						****					 happens right?   
   
Well one day I got a lady in who walked up to the counter with an entire 						*******					 cart full of only wine. 3-4 cases of assorted wines. I scan everything per usual, and give her the total. "That will be $210 miss." She then breaks out an EBT card  Which doesn't cover alcohol  and swipes it. The register processes her card, and comes back with the remaining amount of $210. I try to tell her subtly and kindly "It will still be $210 miss, do you have another card or something to pay with?" At which point she tells me that she just swiped her card, and she needs her receipt. I explain that EBT doesn't cover alcohol, and she GOES OFF.... She called me names that I had never even known existed... said she would 						*******					 kill me, and who the 						****					 am I to tell her how EBT works...blah blah blah. She ended up being physically pulled out of the store by security while kicking and screaming....   
   
MFW
Alright, I'll give a story since I've got a good related one.

I worked at a grocery store for a few years, and we would get people using EBT all the time. Usually they're nice enough people, they know how the system works, they pay with EBT for what it covers. and pay the rest with cash or credit. Most of them were great about it, and as a cashier I always went out of my way not to mention that they were using food stamps, or make them feel bad about it in any way. **** happens right?

Well one day I got a lady in who walked up to the counter with an entire ******* cart full of only wine. 3-4 cases of assorted wines. I scan everything per usual, and give her the total. "That will be $210 miss." She then breaks out an EBT card Which doesn't cover alcohol and swipes it. The register processes her card, and comes back with the remaining amount of $210. I try to tell her subtly and kindly "It will still be $210 miss, do you have another card or something to pay with?" At which point she tells me that she just swiped her card, and she needs her receipt. I explain that EBT doesn't cover alcohol, and she GOES OFF.... She called me names that I had never even known existed... said she would ******* kill me, and who the **** am I to tell her how EBT works...blah blah blah. She ended up being physically pulled out of the store by security while kicking and screaming....

MFW
User avatar #50 - spyisspy (06/18/2014) [+] (5 replies)
>implying theres a surplus of jobs
>implying there aren't people that have been searching for a job for 3 years
#54 - girngar (06/18/2014) [-]
it's not always that easy. Growing up my mom had to go to the barnabas center(where they give out food collected from food drives) aside from what we got there we lived off ramen, hamburger helper, and macaroni until she got her tax refund and we were able to buy real food. She worked 60 hours a week and took all the overtime she could. Despite that we barely had enough money for the month and we didn't qualify for food stamp until her hours were cut down to ~35 a week. After that we were able to buy healthy food and we never had to worry about being broke at the end of the month.

Sorry for the rant i just hate how people act like a job will fix everything. obviously some people abuse the system but for families like mine it can save us from having diabetes and heart disease by the age of 15
#6 - roneffinswanson (06/17/2014) [-]
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User avatar #56 - tsoper (06/18/2014) [+] (4 replies)
what is EBT?
#47 - iambadatnaming (06/18/2014) [-]
Goddamn Welfare man. When I was a kid my family was poor. With a disabled mother going through a very lengthy process to get Social Security and stuff, my family of 3 had to survive off of $355 a month for 3 years. My brother had to work his life away doing "under the table" jobs because any meager amount he could make at an actual job was "too much". Hell, they even withheld child support. The system is broken as hell but I have no idea how they could fix it with all the deadbeat moochers taking up money from Welfare.
User avatar #18 - dracolegacy (06/18/2014) [+] (1 reply)
i wish it were that damn easy
#17 - faithhealer (06/18/2014) [-]
>be me working 						*******					 at Walmart   
>running customer service desk   
>working late   
>lady comes in wanting to buy jewelry    
>jewelry counter closed so check her out at service desk   
>she has over $600 in gold   
>she pays in hard cash, crisp hundred dollars bills    
>mfw she swipes a 						*******					 ebtcard for a coke
>be me working ******* at Walmart
>running customer service desk
>working late
>lady comes in wanting to buy jewelry
>jewelry counter closed so check her out at service desk
>she has over $600 in gold
>she pays in hard cash, crisp hundred dollars bills
>mfw she swipes a ******* ebtcard for a coke
User avatar #12 - jlpeters (06/18/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I'm a night crew guy at Hyvee and i have only seen a few people use it responsibly(and since its night you see a **** ton of ebt and wic **** come through). i have seen people buy only the expensive like , stake name brand **** cupcakes and other unnecessary **** . a guy i work with told me about a guy who came in and bought a $50 can of caviar then boasted about it , this one bitch used 3 different wic orders then proceeded to buy $300 in extra food. most of these people came in wearing dresses and suits. this **** is widely abused and also hinders the people who really need it from getting it.
User avatar #57 - clarkxonehundred (06/18/2014) [-]
It's kind of impressive how many people with full time jobs QUALIFY for benefits like EBT. Walmart is a great example considering they high percentage of employees who qualify for a medical card even before the affordable healthcare act.

It amazes me that there is someone who would fake **** like this and take a picture of it because I assure you no business would actually put a note up like this. Especially considering how much business they would lose by NOT accepting EBT
User avatar #52 - baine (06/18/2014) [-]
All these people complaining about lack of jobs. Look up one god damn job in the blue collar industry and I guarantee you'll find something. Maybe it's not something you want but it pays handsomely and its usually only 4 days a week with 12 hour shifts.
#40 - anonymous (06/18/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Story time, Funnyjunkers!

I work retail for Target. 30 minutes before close. Cashiering. White guy walks up with a kid and a shopping cart packed full of TGI Friday's frozen appetizers. I ring him up, takes 10 minutes. Every few scans prompts a free $5 gift card. Can't find his EBT/SNAP. Suspend transaction while he searches / calls wife. Everyone else has left the store. It's now 10 minutes after close. I work market. Accepting that I'll probably have to defect out all this food. He walks up to me and says he can't find it and will have to put it on his credit card. ********* . The rage welling up within me rivaled that of Tryndamere

This asshole wasted eight people's time when he could have just put it on his credit from the get go. If you can afford to have a ******* credit card, you don't need EBT/SNAP.
#32 - chiluzza (06/18/2014) [-]
god dammit my work is bleeding into everything i saw EBT and thought why the **** would they acceptt a breath alcohol test as a valid form of currency?
#22 - uchihalover (06/18/2014) [+] (6 replies)
sasuke sama can give me the susanoo dick you feel me
User avatar #25 to #22 - lotengo (06/18/2014) [-]
Source?
Also, is this one of the animes where the main character violently rapes his loli sidekick?

I only like anime where the 7 year old girl gets abused sexually. So i like 3 out of 4 animes
#20 - xhkred (06/18/2014) [-]
relevant.
User avatar #14 - timmity (06/18/2014) [-]
Chapter Jackson - It's Free Swipe Yo EBT (Explicit)
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