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John Galt?:

--- Quote from: BucNY on November 01, 2011, 09:34:33 AM ---Lol, I should assume he's borrowing it? That's as much of a jump as me assuming he's the owner. Although I think it's more reasonable to believe that a person driving a car by himself owns the car.

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How do you know he was buying the groceries for himself? I know an attorney who is the payee of a disabled women and she often drives the disabled women to the store and has on occasion got her EBT card and went to the store for her. Maybe he is doing someone in need a favor.

Skull and Bones:
I usually shop at a market basket in londonderry nh.  It is a affluent bedroom community here and when we were house shopping 5 years ago they started around 280k.  Food stamp day is the 5th of every month and ive stupidly have gone there on that day.  I am surprised the fire marshall allows that many people in the store at one time.  There is a youtube video for grand opening market basket londonderry.  Its just like it.

BucNY:

--- Quote from: John Galt? on November 01, 2011, 10:49:40 AM ---
--- Quote from: BucNY on November 01, 2011, 09:34:33 AM ---Lol, I should assume he's borrowing it? That's as much of a jump as me assuming he's the owner. Although I think it's more reasonable to believe that a person driving a car by himself owns the car.

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How do you know he was buying the groceries for himself? I know an attorney who is the payee of a disabled women and she often drives the disabled women to the store and has on occasion got her EBT card and went to the store for her. Maybe he is doing someone in need a favor.

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There are exceptions, no doubt about it. But let's not pretend for one second that these are anything but exceptions! Maybe this guy was purchasing groceries for someone else in a borrow car. Maybe he wasn't, I don't know. This kind of thing happens and I suspect it happens more often than any of us would like to admit.

Gov't handouts use to be embarassing for the man of the house. He coudn't provide for his family and needed a handout. It is no longer embarassing for many but a RIGHT that the gov't OWES them. That is the root of this thread.

Biggs3535:
Talk to almost anyone that works in your local grocery store, and they'll tell you they see happenings like this all too regularly.

The system is broken.

spartan:
A  more likely story is he bought the car when he was earning nice money. And like lots of people also bought a big house, nice furniture and a big screen TV's etc without any thought to the future. He has since lost his job and not having much money in the bank he has lost his house and nice furniture and all he has left is his nice car, which might be paid for - or about to be repossessed.

I have seen 'ladies' in publix with their food stamps having just come out the Salon with really nice nails, top of the line hairdo, designer jeans and a Gucci handbag yakking on their cell phone, but in the current climate the first scenario is more likely the case.

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