Originally Posted by billxl883
The key here is that it wasn't the people who are legitimately receiving food stamps and misusing them, either by selling them or using them for prohibited items like booze or smokes.
Originally Posted by Agent Michael Leatherman (narrator in the video)
... stopping this type of fraud, hopefully we can allow more people to receive the benefits that they need.
I have to admit, I was all ready to point out that you're wrong, and then I realized the defendants were authorized to accept
food stamps as vendors, not receive
In any case, yeah, this is the result of one of my major problems with the welfare system in this country; directing that SNAP can be spent only for food (and only certain types of food
) is good for keeping people from buying drugs with the money, but it doesn't help when you need gas money.