Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UPDATE 9/25 & 9/21: Soon-to-Be New National Anthem - WARNING: Bad Language - SNAP Stats Added - Rapper Defends Video

EBT Card (sample)

I had no idea what an EBT Card was when I saw this video.
I know, I'm sheltered.

UPDATE 9/21:

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.

UPDATE 9/25:

Ripped by conservatives, rapper 'Mr. EBT' defends video as parody of welfare abuses

Lafleur 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


  1. What vermin. You see them ALL THE TIME in the stores, buying lobster, steak, chips, etc....whilst we, who actually pay our own hard earned money, have to buy ramen noodles and hot dogs on sale.

    I could only watch the lst bit of this, jerks make me sick, and I see it all every freaking day anyway.

  2. Hi Bunni:
    I'm sure there are people who legitimately have to depend on these cards at some difficult time in their lives. But there are others that it has become a way of life - the norm. Years ago people used to be embarrassed if they were on food stamps.

  3. look at our society hun..what a horror........................

  4. Angel:
    And it's only getting worse as time goes on. This is Obama's plan...get everyone on the dole and ensure Dem votes. Gotta get their stuff.

  5. Don't feel like the lone stranger on the EBT Card thingy. I believe everyone that collects a "welfare" oops I mean a unemployment check is automatically enrolled in the food stamp program by a bureaucrat protecting his job.

  6. Hi Odie:
    I tried to find out if that's how it works, but all I could find was this information. http://www.gettingfoodstamps.org/whouses.htm
    Looks like it depends on the monthly income and people in household.
    Don't get me wrong, I think there are circumstances where this is needed, but what is unfortunate is that people abuse it and make it a way of life. I also think it's horrendous that the government advertises on the radio and TV about the Food Stamp Program so that they can up the rolls. A sure way to keep the money flowing into the program.

  7. Oh yes, government grows jobs for government. Why should the 40% who do not pay taxes want to see government really reformed????

  8. Hi lady di:
    Exactly. Keep adding to the people on the dole results in adding to their votes.

  9. The video has been removed. See what the screen says now!

  10. AOW:
    Thanks for letting me know. I found it on YouTube again, so it's up and running...at least for now.


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