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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Boneless Pork Loin Chops-$2.88/lb. Pepsi-3/$10. Lobsters w/Porterhouse Steaks-50% off w/EBT card

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 10:59:18 PM EST
    Tags: MD 20-20, Wild Turkey, 40 oz, EBT, Steak and Lobster, Hey let's have a party tonight!, Another DHS blackeye, Do you think they finally get the message? (all tags)

    Leeches know no boundaries.

    In party stores and what passes for grocery stores in and around Detroit, people have been selling their food stamps for pennies on the dollar for as long as I can remember.

    There really wasn't much you could do back then. It's not as if there was anyone to call (and being on a somewhat-regular route), it wasn't advisable to draw too much attention to yourself by eying the locals buying habits.

    In come the leeches, out they go with a bottle of MD 20/20, Wild Turkey, or even a 40.

    Fast-forward to today...

    [Story continues below the fold)

    The leeches are still selling their food stamps.

    Only now instead of selling actual food stamps, our humane and benevolent government issues electronic debit cards which, according to the state, "Are an innovative vehicle to delivering government benefits by combining the best of electronic technologies."

    (Read: Good luck trying to sell these gov't bennies.)

    I'm sure that everyone has by now saw the story posted by grannynanny last month, which pretty much ticked off everyone in the producing-class.

    It involved some leech going into a market in Menominee and buying a lot of stuff that we could not afford to normally purchase, but these leeches did so on the public dime.

    leech receipt

    Well fortunately, this story actually ends on a happy note.

    Embarrassed at what a dysfunctional charlie-foster the Michigan DHS has degenerated into, someone finally got off of their sorry complacency and looked into this case. Lo and behold, they actually found something to act upon.

    Thanks to the efforts of the Department of Human Services' Office of Inspector General and the Menominee County Sheriff's Department, it was determined that some funny business was going on and arrested one Louis Wayne Cuff for food stamp trafficking.

    Buying high-end foodstuffs with food stamps is perfectly okay according to the gov't. Turning around and selling those same items for pennies on the dollar isn't.

    "Cuff's attorney, Randall Phillips of Menominee, declined to comment Tuesday, adding that he would advise his client to do the same.

    DHS Deputy Director Brian Rooney said Tuesday that he didn't know if the Bridge Card Cuff used belonged to him or somebody else. Asked if the person buying the discounted goods was also subject to criminal prosecution, Rooney said investigators were looking into that.

    Rooney added: "We're very interested at DHS in investigating waste and abuse; when waste turns into abuse, we'll prosecute."


    Mr. Rooney?

    Here are some more leads of waste and abuse for you to prosecute.

    Your own agents advocating putting something potentially deadly into a child you forcibly took away from her mother. Those agents need some quality time in Level 4 lockup to reflect upon their actions.

    After you're done with putting kids in danger, you could save Michigan Taxpayers a few bucks here.

    And I'll go out on a bit of a limb and predict that the other posters here will chime in with more examples of DHS waste and abuse for you to address in the future.

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    And looky here (none / 0) (#1)
    by grannynanny on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 12:14:39 PM EST
    • And then: by JGillman, 06/09/2011 01:06:57 PM EST (none / 0)
    Beef Bundle at large (none / 0) (#5)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 03:52:59 PM EST
    Well, here's Philip Eugene Kendrick, err, MDOC Number #250451 Kidnapping & Asslt w/Int to Commit Murder.  5'9" and 255lbs?  Well, at least the fat sumb!tch was eating well during his 12 year stint in the slammer.

    Ya, I'm just tickled sh!tless that we all get to continue with on with paying for this Federal mandated Looter Class debit card fiasco.

    • Wow! by grannynanny, 06/09/2011 06:34:03 PM EST (none / 0)
    So after I made my posts (none / 0) (#6)
    by grannynanny on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 06:31:20 PM EST
    I had some errands to run and stopped at the local Quality Dairy to get an iced tea and what before my eyes appears???  A young man - perhaps 22-23 yrs of age, covered in what appeared to be gang tattoos, could barely speak English and this is what he is purchasing with his BRIDGE card:  2 ea. 2 liter Mt. Dew, 6 cans of high energy drink, 2 boxes of Pop Tarts, a large bag of Doritos, a container of nacho cheese and a 12 pk of doughnuts.  When I leave he is standing outside talking on his Droid and smoking cigarettes.  

    And this is the norm - not the exception.  Complete waste of money.  Get rid of these programs!!!

    Only $64,704,559,245.00 in 2010 (none / 0) (#8)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 06:45:08 PM EST
    ...and from what I see on this chart here, we'll set another new record on EBT Cards in 2011.  Nice job, Resident Obogey!

    Bottom line.  The more on the dole, the more fraud there shall be...

    Oh! and, Thank you, LBJ, for The Great F#@%ing Society.

    You Rayciss (none / 0) (#12)
    by archiespeck on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 11:19:31 AM EST
    "Dese pop tarts ain't be for me, they for my baby mama an' my baby. She need her energy for skoo' at DPS..."

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