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Home Depot co-founder
believes people use food stamps
to purchase marijuana and cocaine

New York Daily News, by Jessica Schladebeck

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Posted By:Ribicon, 5/25/2017 11:18:48 PM

Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone used a recent television appearance to accuse those on food stamps of using them to buy drugs. “Hell, people use food stamps to buy marijuana — that’s illegal — or cocaine, or whatever the hell else people use to get high,” he said. “How do we make sure that we don’t take a system that is well-intentioned that becomes badly abused?” His comments came during an interview with Fox News´ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” where he discussed the Trump administrations $4.1 trillion dollar budget, which includes a proposal to cut Medicaid by $800 billion over the

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Leftists predictably are calling for a boycott. I will do the contrary, and give Home Depot more of my business.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/25/2017 11:21:44 PM     (No. 11265573)

Of course they do, not through any legal purchase, but through the black market, exchanging use of the cards for illegal drugs.

Ken Langone has told the truth, and will be raked over the coals by liberals for having done so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: droopydog, 5/25/2017 11:27:39 PM     (No. 11265575)

Well, they don´t buy building supplies or home improvement items with ´em, that´s for sure. I´ve got your back, Mr. Langone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: velirotta, 5/25/2017 11:48:05 PM     (No. 11265583)

In Hawaii several years ago, I saw food stamp recipients buy groceries for drug dealers in exchange for meth and heroin. It was an epidemic in the village of Pahoa, and no doubt in other places too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dirtyjersey, 5/25/2017 11:51:24 PM     (No. 11265584)

Absolutely true. Sell your EBT card for 50% of value, local bodega looks the other way, and there you have it.

The left flipped out when Maine tried to put photos of the recipients on the EBT cards. Only one reason for that...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/26/2017 12:03:05 AM     (No. 11265590)

They trade their daughters for cigarettes too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/26/2017 12:05:37 AM     (No. 11265591)

Fifty cents on the dollar is the going rate for food stamp allotments. (The is a rapper who calls himself 50 Cent - he has a droll sense of humor.)
And if the recipient says she lost her EBT card, a new one, with a new allotment, is issued, in many jurisdictions.
If we wanted the fraud to slow down, we would put a photo ID on the EBT card.
The Rescue Mission in Syracuse, N.T. just had about 15 cases of synthetic marijuana OD today. Guess how the residents paid for it.

I just put Home Depot on my preferred list.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Zarin, 5/26/2017 12:08:52 AM     (No. 11265596)

Sadly #5 is right. We heard this when we lived in the crime infested neighborhood. The guy traded his 8 year old daughter for dope. The damn drug dealer raped her of course. Never hit the news. That was because even in the 1980´s it was not allowed to tell bad news from the black neighborhoods.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/26/2017 12:53:05 AM     (No. 11265612)

Too bad they can´t purchase things like soap, detergent, and toilet tissue instead of wedding cakes. While this sounds good, many of the elderly and disabled will lose much needed help.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/26/2017 2:02:02 AM     (No. 11265649)

He´s right. That´s why Fitty uses that name.

I have heard of the people who are on WIC selling the generous allotment of milk, baby formula (a big-ticket item) and baby food so they can use the money for other things.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/26/2017 2:04:46 AM     (No. 11265650)

Pardon the second post, but I just thought of this:

In the HBO "Wizard of Lies" about Bernie Madoff, there´s a scene where he tries to get Ken Langone to invest with him. Langone asks him a few questions, gets suspicious, tells Bernie off and walks out.

Apparently, Mr. Langone recognizes scams when he sees them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/26/2017 2:50:41 AM     (No. 11265679)

Funny how I never heard Chuckie and the other libtard cry and moan when they cut $800B out of Medicare to pay for CommieCare and expanded Medicaid....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 5/26/2017 3:50:17 AM     (No. 11265692)

Yeah, well the do, through various trading and illegal deals.

I was irritated to see that the USPS takes EBT card for mailing. What the hell? EBT should be for FOOD, and nothing else whatsoever.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: barryno, 5/26/2017 6:32:00 AM     (No. 11265734)

So what, exactly, is the story here?

Are they THAT surprised this guy is aware of the fraud and corruption in the food stamp system.

Get real!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/26/2017 6:33:50 AM     (No. 11265736)

Of course he´s right. And everyone on the left knows it. They are just looking for something else to scream and riot and be outraged about.

Like OP, I will give even more of my business to HD. We are getting our house ready to sell and it needs some updates so I will be going to HD for that work.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 5/26/2017 6:38:06 AM     (No. 11265738)

No worries for Home Depot. Lefties don´t know how to use anything Home depot sells.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/26/2017 7:55:59 AM     (No. 11265800)

They use food stamps (aren’t those now like debit cards?) to purchase as much as they can get away with.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/26/2017 8:00:04 AM     (No. 11265809)

Brilliant discovery! What did he have? An epiphany?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/26/2017 8:05:26 AM     (No. 11265823)

I will be shopping at Home Depot in about an hour...

The takers sell the food stamps for cash then buy the drugs...happens all the time!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hicokid, 5/26/2017 8:58:13 AM     (No. 11265876)

Good for him. He´s right, and I shop to Home Depot at least twice a week.

BTW - I was surprised to learn that $20 bottles of Tide are a popular drug currency exchanged at $5 to $10 each.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: southernboy, 5/26/2017 9:32:50 AM     (No. 11265917)

Sure they do! They also sell the foodstuffs to neighborhood “grocery stores” or run them themselves.
Why else would they buy two/three food carts piled to overflowing at one time?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 5/26/2017 9:36:47 AM     (No. 11265922)

I think I´ll go shopping at Home Depot this holiday weekend. Maybe I´ll even go in without a list.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TLCary, 5/26/2017 9:40:45 AM     (No. 11265929)

Q: Why not just give food, shelter, and clothing to those who need food, shelter, and clothing? After all, we provide those things for free to the guilty in prison. Why not just offer the same to the innocent and end all the other welfare programs?
A: You can´t buy votes with a can of spam.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: papasparky, 5/26/2017 9:45:48 AM     (No. 11265937)

We sure live in a rapidly changing world, it wasn´t very long ago that we were castigating and boycotting Home Depot for promoting homosexuality and sponsoring floats in gay pride parades along with having "workshops" for children along the parade routes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rochow, 5/26/2017 12:26:15 PM     (No. 11266155)

They learned that from the empty suit.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/26/2017 12:32:37 PM     (No. 11266165)

There was a time in this country that farmers were given a allotment of how much of a product that they could raise. And with an specified amount of more. Then the government bought up the over raised food products and used them to simply GIVE AWAY FREE to those in need. All you need was to go and get them. But, the "leaders" in the black communities raised hell about that. They stated that having people go get the food was degrading. So, the congress came up with the food stamp. Now those were actual paper coupons used to purchase food items at the grocery store. But, it didn´t take long to unbelieveable fraud ran rampant through the system. So, that when the SNAP card was invented. It was supposed to be able to keep fraud out of the system. But, (lots of that words) again it didn´t take long for fraud the raise its head with this one. And that´s where we stand today. What the politicians can´t seem to understand is the simple fact that no matter what program they come up with, there will be someone to find a way to get hard currency for whatever the government puts out there. Those people look at those things as just another type of money!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cat2, 5/26/2017 2:00:59 PM     (No. 11266301)

Howie Carr has done segments on his radio show on this for years. EBT cards are sold for $.50 on the dollar, and the cash used for manicures, clothing, tattoos, travel, alcohol, drugs. And that´s not even counting the fact that purchases with EBT cards are not restricted to reasonable, nutritious foods, so the cards are used to buy lobsters, sirloin, junk snacks and soda drinks.

The community based food banks aid and abet this theft from public funds. When the poor sell or misuse their EBT cards, they turn to the food banks to feed themselves and their children, and the food banks in turn issue pleas to the residents and businesses who are already paying through their taxes to make sure the poor can put food on the table. If all the food banks would shut down, maybe the poor would start using their EBT cards for the purpose intended -- food.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bobn.t, 5/26/2017 5:30:18 PM     (No. 11266538)

I´m shocked. Absolutely shocked.

No way.
That couldn´t happen America: too many safeguards.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: strike3, 5/26/2017 7:04:48 PM     (No. 11266598)

Second reason, #20, they all look like landlocked orcas so it must be a two carts for me one cart for you deal.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NotaBene, 5/27/2017 3:21:41 AM     (No. 11266867)



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Reply 30 - Posted by: NotaBene, 5/27/2017 3:39:53 AM     (No. 11266877)

A sad situation for African-Americans. They are encircled by Hispanic voters that do not like black people.

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ATLANTA — Referring to the crowd of progressive conference-goers as President Trump´s "worst nightmare," Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tore into members of her own party who believe Democrats should move toward the center in a fiery speech at Netroots Nation. In the Saturday morning keynote, Warren singled out a July op-ed in the New York Times written by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein titled "Back to the Center, Democrats." The headline itself was enough to draw a loud chorus of boos from the audience. "It was all about how we have to stop caring about ´identity politics´ and how we

Maxine Waters: The White House is now
´the White Supremacists´ House´

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Washington Examiner, by Naomi Lim    Original Article
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Rep. Maxine Waters excoriated President Trump on social media Sunday for his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying the White House is now the "White Supremacists´ House." "Trump has made it clear - w/ Bannon & Gorka in the WH, & the Klan in the streets, it is now the White Supremacists´ House. #Charlottesviille," Waters wrote on Twitter, referring to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka. The California Democrat added, "Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal? Everyone must

Author Stephen King Attacks President
Trump, Claiming He “Needs to Be Removed”

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Gateway Pundit, by Matt Miller    Original Article
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Horror author Stephen King (author of Dark Tower) tweeted spitefully toward President Trump, claiming that he is unfit for office and must be removed. “Donald Trump is unfit for office. Needs to be removed,” (Photo) -(Original story from Breitbart): (Tweets) It’s hard to tell what is more deranged, the horrible creatures in Mr. King’s stories, or King’s faith in the MSM. Stephen King has been one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics from the literary community. In May of 2016, the King signed on to an open letter along with more than 300 other writers, including Dave Eggers, Cheryl Strayed


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