Thursday, September 22, 2011

Can you buy surf and turf with food stamps? Hell yeah!

First we will say grace: For what we are about to receive may the Lord make us truly thankful for the taxpayers and for the food stamps that they provide to us!

The question many might be asking is whether those who receive food stamps are limited as to the types of food that can be purchased with them? For example is there any restriction stopping them from buying lobsters and porterhouse steaks?

Is there any rule or law that says the person who legally possesses the food stamps has to be the one eating the food purchased with those food stamps? Can you share it with you friends?

Going one further is there anything prohibiting that same person from selling the food that they purchased with those food stamps? A type of work at home business opportunity?

Interesting questions answered by the following story!

"Buying $141.78 worth of lobster, steak and Mountain Dew with a Bridge card violates no laws or rules.

But turning around and selling the stuff for 50 percent of its value, well … that’s a different matter.

Louis Wayne Cuff, a 33-year-old Menominee man was arraigned in 95th District Court in Menominee last week for food stamp trafficking, a felony. Cuff’s arrest resulted from a month-long joint investigation by the State Department of Human Services’ Inspector General and the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. Cuff allegedly bought the lobster, steak and Mountain Dew and resold it for 50 cents on the dollar." Full story at Snopes; Story source

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  1. This is not a random thing. It happens all the time! I work in a grocery store and nothing bothers me more than the abuse of the funds people receive....from large birthday cakes from the bakery, to live lobster and sushi. It amazes me that the people on food stamps, think nothing of it (I certainly can't afford those things on the salary I make ringing up and packing those groceries.)

  2. Hate to say it but...This is more common than you realise. Also, notice, quite a few food stamp recipients are driving luxury cars and SUV's. I feel a lot of satisfaction in helping others because others helped me but this is getting rediculous.

  3. Correct! There needs to be some type of limits and boundaries.

  4. It is an upside down system that most definitely needs to be reformed!