Originally Posted by Piobaire
Now, you do realize there is a whole black market where food stamps are sold for cash, with the people doing the conversion, skimming off a very material portion of the value?
I went into a convience food store in Oakland ... sometime back in the 90s. The person ahead of me in line handed the clerk foodstamps. Not having ever seen food stapms ... I assumed it to be foreign currency ... which was about to be rejected.
When the clerk took it without hesitating, I asked what it was. The woman in line turned around and said, "Now don't tell me you have never seen food stamps ... the government sends them to everybody." I replied, "I don't get them; in fact, I have to send the government a check. The government makes me pay them." She shot back, "Honey, you must of got some bad stuff. I ain't ever heard that kinda crazy talk before."