EBT Card (sample)
I had no idea what an EBT Card was when I saw this video.
I know, I'm sheltered.
I was thinking about this video and decided to add some statistics on Food Stamps. The graph ends in February 2011, but it gives a startling account of how the use of Food Stamps has increased over the years since 2007. It's becoming a normal way of life.
Graph via Michelle Malkin
This link is located at the USDA website. It lists the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) AVERAGE MONTHLY PARTICIPATION (PERSONS) by state (Data as of September 1, 2011), but the data ends at FY-2010. There are 40,301,878 people on Food Stamps according to the latest data available on the site. Although, if you look at the graph above, the number is closer to 44 million.
For more information go here.
Ripped by conservatives, rapper 'Mr. EBT' defends video as parody of welfare abusesLafleur said people are misinterpreting his video, which has garnered nearly 280,000 views."I couldn't believe people are hating on me like I'm rubbing the benefit card in the face of taxpayers. They don't get it," Lafleur told the Daily News. "My video is a parody."
Sounding like a conservative himself, Lafleur explained the video is a reflection of EBT abuses he's witnessed.
"That's the whole point of my video and that's what I'm trying to stop. There's a lot of people who really need help but aren't getting it while too many are abusing the system," said the self-described "Mr. EBT."
Jermaine Gomes, who produced the video, said he was shocked by the uproar.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/09/24/2011-09-24_just_a_dopey_video_dont_rip_me_sez_mr_ebt_its_a_parody.html#ixzz1YwFaiUOX