So people have been able to use food stamps for all kinds of non-food items. Your Tax Dollars at Work.
The backstory: The Ohio Liquor Commission revoked a license in Dayton, Ohio.
Agent-in-Charge Michelle Thourot said agents began investigating the Twenty Two Fifty Inc., also known as Sharkey’s, in May 2017. During the investigation, agents were able to purchase drugs and lap dances using food stamp benefits.
Throughout the five-month investigation, agents reportedly exchanged $2,404.87 in food stamps to purchase heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamines and lap dances.
The quote that forms the title is from Ronald Reagan’s last State of the Union address. And it sums up the state of War on Poverty.
Back to The Other McCain.
With food stamps, Medicaid and Section 8 housing vouchers, the poor are given a higher standard of living than they could honestly earn and, rather than understanding this as a species of charity — something they are provided because of the sympathy of their well-meaning fellow citizens — the poor are encouraged to believe they have a “right” to all these taxpayer-funded benefits. This rights-based view of welfare as an entitlement is destructive of every moral principle. We are justifying theft when we tell people that they have a “right” to other people’s money, and permit able-bodied people to be exempt from labor because they have a “right” to live at the expense of hard-working taxpayers.
“Thou shalt not steal” is thrown out the window in favor of you are entitled to other people’s money. And you can do with it as you see fit.
Go read the rest of what The Other McCain has to say. It is worth your time.