It’s sadly how many people are willing to profit on other people’s backs. History has shown that people are using their political class privileges to profit instead of serving the people like hey suppose to. Last year’s election was a breaking point of the whole ‘secret’ leaking of the budget.
However, newest Food Stamp scandal is definitely a conscious act and willful incompetence. These two in combination create a fertile ground for fraud and scandals.
According to the US Herald:
”The political process usually begins with good intentions, in this particular instance those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as “food stamps” are allowed to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at open farmers’ markets…no doubt a good thing.”
“However both the welfare recipients and vendors in the Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market who were willing to swipe the EBT cards of the benefit recipients, for a cut of the cash, rather than actually selling any produce to the customer. The raid was the largest food stamp fraud bust in U.S. history.”
On Wednesday, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida stated; “These retailers are flagrantly abusing the public trust by stealing millions of dollars from the federal food stamp program that is intended to provide low-income households with their needed basic provisions of food and nutrition,”
You see? There wouldn’t be a misunderstanding with the government if the individuals weren’t selling their product.
“Earlier this week, 22 people were charged with 15 arrested in relation cases of known food stamp fraud costing taxpayers $2.4 million, with an additional 13 million traced in questionable EBT card transactions in South Florida.” (h/t)