Missouri welfare benefits being spent in Hawaii

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    Mar 05, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    Poor doesn't quite mean what it used to.


    A News 4 Investigation reveals Missouri residents receiving food stamps and welfare payments are spending them in places like Hawaii, California, and Florida.

    News 4 requested public information regarding these expenses through the Missouri Department of Social Services. The agency provided a state by state break down of where Missouri benefits are being spent, click here to see the list.

    In January Missouri EBT cards were used to withdraw $362,682 in cash outside the state. During that same time period Missouri EBT cards purchased $3,521,974 worth of food outside Missouri. Those card users racked up $752 worth of ATM fees, they were also paid by taxpayers.

    Many of the EBT purchases were in border states, but a large chunk of change was spent in hard to reach places like California, Alaska, and Hawaii.
  • musclmed

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    Mar 05, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Isn't a right to a vacation asserted by the U.N. or something like that?

    lets be fair to them.
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    Mar 08, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    riddler78 said,

    "Heh sorry to burst your little bubble, I don't actually consider most of the rantings here to be of particular importance and I didn't bother reading the subsequent responses to this thread - and surprise surprise, I didn't bother to read the follow up"