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Old 02-17-2012, 10:01 PM
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So here In Texas we have the Lonestar card. Its how people receive their foodstamps AND cash, welfare, benefits. When a person slides their card the have the option to choose one or the other, or both.
Realizing this the local Jack In The Box has started accepting the cash benefits portion of the card for payment.

So yesterday I ran over to Jack in the box, for lunch. I walked in and some ghetto snob was yelling and screaming at the manager because she "couldn't feed her kids, and that's all the money she's got and they best have their card machine up or she's going to burn it down".
I asked him if it was his debit card reader and he said "no, its my foodstamp/cash ebt reader that isn't working." I was flabbergasted by this. He explained to me that their only excepting the cash portion but they do plan on accepting foodstamps as well.
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I plan on starting a boycott.
Just a rant.
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You are right. It is ridiculous. Those cards are accepted everywhere in Texas. Check out the windows in the drive thrus. There is the sticker proudly displayed.

Wendy's, mcdonald's, taco bell, long john silver's, etc. - they all take them.

My thoughts are if the taxpayers are having to feed you, then stay home and learn to cook.
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Not going to happen here... at least for the time being...
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So here In Texas we have the Lonestar card. Its how people receive their foodstamps AND cash, welfare, benefits. When a person slides their card the have the option to choose one or the other, or both.
Realizing this the local Jack In The Box has started accepting the cash benefits portion of the card for payment.

So yesterday I ran over to Jack in the box, for lunch. I walked in and some ghetto snob was yelling and screaming at the manager because she "couldn't feed her kids, and that's all the money she's got and they best have their card machine up or she's going to burn it down".
I asked him if it was his debit card reader and he said "no, its my foodstamp/cash ebt reader that isn't working." I was flabbergasted by this. He explained to me that their only excepting the cash portion but they do plan on accepting foodstamps as well.
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I plan on starting a boycott.
Just a rant.
This is 45 million and growing.It's only going to get worse Ghetto snobery is on the rise.
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Ive seen at Papa Murphy's as well at least that's fresher and not frozen.
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If it's legal to do then why shouldn't they?
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If it's legal to do then why shouldn't they?
Self respect?

But then they'd have to have some to understand that answer....
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Self respect?

But then they'd have to have some to understand that answer....
This really illustrates why people are on welfare:

They are stupid and make bad decisions.

Welfare money and food stamps if spent properly can feed you and your family. A fast food meal for four will cost about $20.

That same $20 could buy you a 5 pound bag of rice, 5-10 pounds of chicken thighs, and a few bunches of fresh broccoli.

By buying groceries and cooking, that $20 would provide that family of 4 with multiple meals with much better nutrition.
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Are they now accepting them due to fast food places having "healthy" choices?

Hopeful Burger King will accept them if they don't already:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012...n_1230442.html

My God - who in the F orders that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Are they now accepting them due to fast food places having "healthy" choices?

Hopeful Burger King will accept them if they don't already:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012...n_1230442.html

My God - who in the F orders that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW 966 calories in a burger, why not just slap an extra piece of cheese on that and make it an even 1000?
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My ex gets food stamps, housing and healthcare although I have full custody of my kids. Want to know why? The welfare system basically assumes if you are single, unemployed, female( not always but common) a minority, illegal immigrant and have kids (custody or not) you are entitled to benefits without much proof of the truth.

I got a nasty phone call and letter from the local child support office asking why I havent paid my ex in over a year. My answer...did you receive notice of the change in custody from court? No they havent and I had to provide proof of court documents, income, birth certificates, cars, real estate, etc before they beleived me. Guess what? My ex still has food stamps, housing and healthcare while working for cash paying no SS or federal tax. All because some govt agency is too lazy to fact check and make assumptions just simply because Im a divorced, white male who works hard pays my bills and takes CARE of my kids.
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There is a take out uncooked pixxa place here that is opening new stores every week.
I have had a couple friends ask why they are making it?
I then told them that the store owner is a genius for tapping a new market.
FOOD STAMPS!
Uncooked food is a grocery and can be paid for with food stamps.
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there is a very nice restaurant near me that the wife and I go to once a month. We even had our reception there after Katrina- that's how nice it is. Well, we went there a month or so ago and after we sat, I noticed a sign up stating they now accept the card there. Lo and behold there was a family of 5 across from me pulling out the card to pay!!!!
This happened just as the waitress came w/ our drink orders and asked about apps. I Told her we were sorry, but we had to leave. I said I could not afford to treat "them" over there AND feed ourselves. As we rose to leave, she mentioned how little she now makes because card holders NEVER tip. I said she should let the owner know we would not return.
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