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Old 09-11-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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Can't buy lottery tickets with EBT cards or other government assistance. Would you rather have lower income people living on the streets, kids starving to death, and increased crime rate? Because if someone's is hungry enough, they will rob you in daylight and not think twice.
Says the law, but retailers do not care where their money comes from. While in uniform, I witnessed a young man purchase the following with an EBT card: $15 in gas, a CD, a cheap cigar, and 3 lottery tickets. The very next person in line bought a 12 pack of beer and used a Mexican driver's license as ID, which is also illegal. The problem with EBT abuse and our economy in general, is simply corporate greed.

I am new to the forum and this is my first post.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Says the law, but retailers do not care where their money comes from. While in uniform, I witnessed a young man purchase the following with an EBT card: $15 in gas, a CD, a cheap cigar, and 3 lottery tickets. The very next person in line bought a 12 pack of beer and used a Mexican driver's license as ID, which is also illegal. The problem with EBT abuse and our economy in general, is simply corporate greed.

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Why didn't you site the clerk and the man for the alcohol purchase?

Also the cheap cigar was going to be used as a blunt.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Kids, whose parents make over a certain amount per year do not need the HOPE and therefore it should be for those that need it to pay for college.
While understand it the tradition of it, it is kind of goofy when you think about it. These "kids" are adults--they are adults if they steal a car, or if we go to war--but if they should be dependent on "Mommy and Daddy" if they want to go to college? (And, it's not enough to just not be a "dependent" on tax forms, not to be eligible for financial aid).
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Probably would be low enough to screw the middle class (<$75,000/yr household income).
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While understand it the tradition of it, it is kind of goofy when you think about it. These "kids" are adults--they are adults if they steal a car, or if we go to war--but if they should be dependent on "Mommy and Daddy" if they want to go to college? (And, it's not enough to just not be a "dependent" on tax forms, not to be eligible for financial aid).
Yea that's the problem with it. I know plenty of people whose parents gave them next to nothing for college but according to FAFSA, they were rolling in the money.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:31 AM
 
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Says the law, but retailers do not care where their money comes from. While in uniform, I witnessed a young man purchase the following with an EBT card: $15 in gas, a CD, a cheap cigar, and 3 lottery tickets. The very next person in line bought a 12 pack of beer and used a Mexican driver's license as ID, which is also illegal. The problem with EBT abuse and our economy in general, is simply corporate greed.

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That is on the store and employee, it is a federal offense. You could report it and they will investigate. Not everyone with a SNAP or WIC card does that.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Why didn't you site the clerk and the man for the alcohol purchase?

Also the cheap cigar was going to be used as a blunt.
You are most likely correct on the cigar statement! As for the alcohol purchase, I asked the clerk why he allowed the sale. His response.....corporate policy said it was permitted and even showed me said policy. I told him the only acceptable forms of ID are a state issued driver's license or ID card, a military ID card, or a passport. Sure I could have arrested or cited him, but he was going by company policy and didn't know any different. That is not how I operate. A jury would have acquitted him based on that, anyway. He knows NOW.

As for the man buying the alcohol, he was asked for ID and provided it....
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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Since when is it lllegal to buy beer with an out of country drivers license?
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