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Shopper Gawks At EBT Receipt, Can't Believe What's On It (Photo)

The issue of welfare and social security in America is a hugely divisive issue between political parties and the general public. In June 2016, a shopper strolling through a parking lot in Liberty, Kentucky, noticed a small receipt drifting in the wind, most likely meant for a garbage bin. The unnamed shopper glanced at the receipt on a whim and was astounded by what he read. The crinkled receipt showed that an unknown customer had shopped at a Save-A-Lot grocery store on 22 June 2016 and had spent $38.85 purchasing groceries using an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. This alone is not unusual in America, but the unnamed person who found the receipt was shocked that after the transaction, the balance on the EBT card stood at $5583.42. The ordinary shopper quickly took a picture of the remarkable receipt and posted it online, the public’s response was huge with the image quickly going viral.

America’s food stamp system is designed to help hard-done-by families put food on the table when times are tough. To be eligible for food stamps, a person must satisfy numerous criteria to demonstrate that they are living in poverty. The image showing the massive balance remaining on the unknown shopper’s EBT card is not an isolated case. There is growing disenfranchisement amongst the American people after the emergence of stories about ‘food stamp abusers’ and so-called welfare recipients dining on taxpayer funded ‘lobster and steak’ and even using their food stamp money on alcohol or in strip clubs.

The entitlement system has a necessary place within America and the clear majority of people are deserving and honorable users of the taxpayer funded scheme. However, when people are able to accumulate $5000.00+ balances on their EBT cards, it is likely that there are infuriating, imbalanced flaws in the welfare system that are allowing people to abuse the system. Consequently, this incident has added fuel to the ongoing debate about social security within America’s political establishment.

Source: Mad World News
Photo: Mad World News

Wow! That's a hefty sum in the balance there.

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