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
Comments: Leftists predictably are calling for a boycott. I will do the contrary, and give Home Depot more of my business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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President Trump lashed out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a tweetstorm on Monday, calling the Democrat a “phony Vietnam con artist!” "Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!,” Trump wrote on Twitter. (Snip) ”He told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?” Trump wrote.Blumenthal had said he served “in” Vietnam. But the New York Times revealed that he had received
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Since the 1970s, a buzzing noise has been playing from a mysterious Russian radio station, along with intermittent code words and numbers. The station, known as ´The Buzzer´, or ´MDZhB´, can be tracked to the middle of Russian swampland near St Petersburg. But what the Buzzer is doing, or who is broadcasting it, remains a mystery - with theories ranging from the Russian military to alien research. (Snip) Its noise has changed slightly over the years, but it has always involved some form of regular buzzing, interrupted by a voice on rare occasions seemingly reading out a message.
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