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Kentucky Fried Chicken - Accepting EBT Cards
BELL GARDENS, CALIFORNIA -- How can a company accept the EBT card that's meant for necessities not fast food. This is a slap in the face to working class people paying for this free meal.
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Posted by Randy on 2013-03-21:
You have no idea why the person has an EBT card, he/she may be sick, need short term help for whatever reason. Who are you to judge? If he/she was approved for it, let it go. If you want to complain about something - how about Obama letting illegals in and setting them up on our dime.
Posted by Chaparrita on 2013-03-21:
There's no regulations on the food a person can purchase using an EBT card at a grocery store. They can use it to buy chips and donuts if they wanted to. Why does it matter if they use it for fast food too?
Posted by Wally25 on 2013-03-21:
EBT is for nutrition assistance I kind of agree you shouldn't be using it to buy fast food. But on the other hand I don't want the gov telling people what they can buy.
Its personal choice as long as that person is using it to buy food then its being used for the indented purpose. KFC is food even though its not healthy better then going hungry.
Posted by yoke on 2013-03-21:
Agree with the OP. To many people are abusing the card.
Posted by kjsphat on 2013-03-21:
I agree there is too much government interference, but on the other hand, it is the tax payers footing that fast food bill, and some can get pretty grouchy when they themselves can't afford to go to places like that. I guess CA has more money than PA, because PA does not allow already prepared food to be purchased with those access cards.
Posted by clutzycook on 2013-03-21:
Yeah, it's not every state. In fact, it's only a small handful of them that allows it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2013-03-21:
EBT is not necessarily nutrition assistance, its part of CA's welfare program. There are really no restrictions, other than cigarettes, alcohol and prepared food from grocery store deli counters. Other than that, recipients are free to use their EBT benefits on fast food, energy drinks, lobster tails, crab legs, filet mignon, candy & cake. EBT is accepted almost everywhere in CA from fast food places to Costco & 7-11! I will be honest & say that I disagree with the lack of restrictions. If you are truly poor and cannot feed your family without government assistance, then you should be using your EBT wisely. Unfortunately a lot of people on assistance feel otherwise and hold the belief that they are entitled to the same "luxuries" as those who are not on assistance and can afford those luxuries on their own.
Posted by madconsumer on 2013-03-21:
i agree, anyone receiving government assistance, should be told what is allowed and not. i have seen ebt users buying cart fulls of candy and cakes and ding dongs. once i witnessed a user buy a pack of gum with the old fashion food stamps, and get nearly $20 cash back.
Posted by lexophiliac on 2013-03-21:
There are many homeless people who don't have access to refrigerators, stoves, etc...
Posted by Wally25 on 2013-03-21:
I'm not one to judge someone who is on assistance its easy for someone to judge without knowing the facts.
I know people who are on assistance and they don't go out buying ding dongs and kfc they actually buy vegetables, bread, milk. A small percentage who abuse the system shouldn't represent everyone on food stamps.
Most of them live on only $4 a day see if you can feed each family member on $4 a day
Posted by JAKFK on 2013-03-21:
Lexophiliac> Great point!
Posted by onlooker on 2013-03-22:
Lexophiliac is correct - there are many living situations where there is no way to cook, no way to store food etc.
Wally25 is right too, but it can be hard to see abuse in the system as madconsumer noted.
Posted by robert127 on 2013-03-22:
I can only think if there's this many people in favor of EBT holders spending our money your either rich or on it also I don't see the average person paying taxes not care where their portion of EBT funds are spent. I have no problem for a person in true need of help and was only using it till they were back on their feet. This class of people wouldn't even think of using it for something else than good healthy food with a little treat once in awhile. With attitudes like this I'm glad I won't be around to see the next generation being brainwashed with this mentality.
To all others thanks.
Posted by ok4now on 2013-03-22:
Think that you can't buy alcohol and cigarettes with the EBT card think again. The user can easily sell the card for cash money to purchase these items.
Posted by Anonymous on 2013-03-22:
Ok4now, buying alcohol & cigarettes with the cash from selling the card means they are paying cash for the products, not using their EBT card. When I said cigs & alcohol cannot be be purchased with EBT, I was referring to the fact that you cannot physically use an EBT card-as in swipe your card-to pay for those products. Selling the card doesn't change that fact. If you sell the card & use the cash to purchase a restricted item, your not using EBT, your using cash.
Posted by JAKFK on 2013-03-22:
What does it matter "which" food they spend their credit limit on? Do the math folks. If they spend all their money on high priced goodies, then they will have less quantity at the end of the day. If they are frugal, then they'll have more. That elementary math relates to you and I as well. So why does it matter if they have 5-ea. sirloin steaks versus a bag of potatoes, 20 Ramen noodles, bananas, and orange juice? Once their limit is spent, it is spent. It isn't as though once they polish off the steaks, they instantly have more credit available to them. They are given enough money to theoretically last them each month. If they indulge and waste their funds, then they have to wait next month for more funding. So again, I ask...Why do you care? Are you sincerely interested in their overall health and well being, or do you carry a certain sense of entitlement?
Posted by lexophiliac on 2013-03-22:
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