EBT Card Abuse Proposal
Many people that are on government assistance have been taking advantage of the government system for some time now. Especially people who are EBT card recipients. These recipients are supposed to use the government’s assistance that comes from taxpayer’s money to purchase necessities. Yes, some EBT card recipients may not all be guilty of this abuse. Yet, for those people who are abusing the government system, they are making it harder for the people who truly need the benefits to gain access to receiving EBT cards. Tax payers are noticing that their money is going to waste. They see some EBT card recipients in take advantage, and see their money being wasted on people who do not necessarily need the government’s assistance. Since this is turning into a bigger as it goes on, the government should step up and take action by creating some kind of watch system over EBT card recipients spending.
In Michelle Malkins blog "EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards-Program" explains clearly what EBT means and what the intentions of use are for. "EBT stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash assistance for basic necessities." This is clearly what EBT cards and the government’s assistance is assumed to be used for. Instead many of the EBT recipients use taxpayer’s money to buy alcohol, cigarettes, fast food and nail salons. This kind of spending by EBT recipients is witnessed by many people all the time.
Those who receive EBT assistance are supposed to use taxpayer’s money to buy necessities. The things that EBT is supposed to help families with the necessities to live are to help supply groceries, a home, help pay certain bills, and supply children with the needs that they have. These are some of the things that EBT is intended for, but other people are taking advantage and using the...
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