If you didn’t know, EBT card is the government’s card which hides the fact that the recipient is getting government food stamps, by issuing them an EBT card. That way the government just ads bucks to the card, automatically. Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards (the debit card equivalent of food stamps) have been at the center of a heated national discussion on welfare reform. It’s all about not shaming the EBT recipient, don’t you know.
So did know the EBT cards can be used to post bail for drug dealing?
“A convicted drug dealer…is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing…for a crackdown,” John Zaremba and Chris Cassidy of the Boston Herald write.
Kimball Clark, 45, was arrested on Friday on drug related charges — again. Yeah, he’s a multiple offender. Hey the bros need federal help too. You had enough of Obama’s reverse racism yet?
While making his one phone call, police overheard him say: “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa’ here tonight.”
Obviously, the thought of convicted felon using his taxpayer-funded EBT to post bail isn’t sitting well with a lot of people.
“It’s another outrage,” said Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-MA), who criticizes the state for failing to push tough restrictions on the cards.
“When we were on the EBT Card Commission, I fought to get bail bondsmen on that list of places where people could not use their EBT cards. They fought me on it and told me people can’t use their EBT cards in that way,” the representative added.
See the Fox 25 TV news update (via Washington Free Beacon):