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Two term Louisiana Senator David vitter thinks all food assistance recipients should have to provide an approved .id when they acquire food with their benefit debit cards.
Vitter seeks I.D. Law

And as usual when a GOP lawmaker proposes legislation, this would once again adversely affect, poor, elderly, disabled, minorities, women and children.
Who is David Vitter? He is the guy that stood on stage recently with his wife and talked about banging prostitutes and how sorry he was. Yea, that guy.

  I have sinned

I myself recently went on permanent disability as a result of back problems. I don't receive food assistance but it could happen. Funny thing is, I lost my ID a few days ago. This kinda hits close to home. Should disability recipients also have ID requirements? So if a single mother loses or cant acquire an ID her family goes hungry.
Should a homeless vet be burdened by ID requirements? I bet David Vitter thinks so. It's a fraud thing, those poor people got no integrity. I bet the entire GOP thinks so. If not tell us so... Crickets.

Who votes for these guys? They are the meanest, most hypocritical assholes ever conceived by the white Jesus
This is my wife and sister...There is only one woman standing there?
Gotta joke for ya, Texas and Oklahoma went on a date, had unprotected sex because of abstinence only education( Just say no!) and 9 months later, Louisiana popped out... I'll be here all week.

 Speaking of integrity, at his next press conference i would ask him, "When you used your debit card to get cash to pay for your prostitute, did anyone ask you for ID?"


What's the best way to pay for prostitute?

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  •  Because Hunger Fraud nt (6+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 08:36:48 PM PST

  •  Anything to make desperate people more (2+ / 0-)
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    Lost and Found, Brown Thrasher


    Effing sadists.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 08:54:03 PM PST

  •  Once when I was in jail (3+ / 0-)

    I met a prostitute who told me that the cop who busted her was one of her best paying customers.  Guess he was having a sad or something and it made him feel all manly to bust her, but I suspect when she got out he paid to fuck her again. No justice, no peace.

  •  do you get indignant if a clerk asks to see (1+ / 0-)
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    your ID when paying with a credit card?  Or are you down with anyone using it, without an ID check?  Just because they have either IT, or the number?

    L'enfer, c'est les autres....Jean-Paul Sartre

    by Keith930 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:11:09 PM PST

    •  depends, ebt cards require a pin, that is my ID (1+ / 0-)
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      or at least all the store needs...If using a credit card I don't care, ask for ID if you like, my debit card is the same as a ebt card...PIN is ID.....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:32:54 PM PST

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      •  until someone else gets your PIN (0+ / 0-)

        Apple Inc just paid a huge settlement recently to parents who thought that their darling infants just couldn't live without a computer or iPad, until they learned that their kids downloaded and purchased millions of dollars of apps and products when left unattended with such devices.

        The kiddies got to keep the downloads, and the parents said to the courts:  "I didn't purchase these kid did.  While using my device...without supervision.  He/she must have had my PIN number."

        L'enfer, c'est les autres....Jean-Paul Sartre

        by Keith930 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 11:42:41 PM PST

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  •  So these ALEC-backed GOP idiots (2+ / 0-)
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    Demand "ID" and have never heard of this thing called Fake ID?

    No, of course they have. This isn't about actually verifying the person. It is about the ALEC-style form of punishing and suppressing the poors and browns.

    Bigotry, prejudice and social "conservatism" always fail. Always.FloydA

    by Simolean on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:22:57 PM PST

  •  I hope you're doing something about your lost ID (0+ / 0-)

    Because with that ID in a criminal's hands you can be up that creek without a paddle.

    As for Vitter, he's a piece of shit and how the people of Louisiana could re-elect him boggles my mind.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn but sometimes you need that bullhorn to retain your vote.

    by Rosalie907 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:41:02 PM PST

  •  We live in an ID world… (1+ / 0-)
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    ID's are required for so many things.  You need one to get on a plane, buy a car, buy a gun (sort of), get utilities turned on, buy cigarettes, cash a check, get government assistance… Thankfully, if you go to the hospital ER, and don't have ID, they legally cannot turn you away.

    If you go to buy food that is allotted because you need the assistance, you should not be turned away. They should be able to give you enough food to carry you over a few days or a week so you can obtain a new ID. Like when you run out of medication and there are no refills, or you're not covered,  the pharmacist will usually give you a 3-day supply while you contact your doctor or insurance company.

    My point. ID's are a part of life now, and for the most part I'm glad. That said, there should be ways to work around the system for people in obvious need, rather than cutting them off cold. I don't imagine there are too many food scammers out there. If you're stealing food, it usually means you can't afford to pay. You don't see people selling 'hot' food unless it's by temperature.

    "In this world, hate has never yet dispelled hate. Only love can dispel hate." ~ Buddha

    by Leslie Salzillo on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:42:46 PM PST

  •  Fine. I am willing to take Vitter at his word (2+ / 0-)

    and require that the SNAP card be picture ID, suitable for food stamps and voting. Or we can make Social Security Cards picture ID, issued at birth and with Green Cards, and renewed as necessary.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 09:57:37 PM PST

  •  when does that happen now? (1+ / 0-)
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    That used to happen in the '70 s i remember.

    If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

    by Mokislab on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 10:11:59 PM PST

  •  You can buy food stamps on Craig's List (0+ / 0-)

    $200 worth for a hundred bucks.

    I have $530 in food stamps for sale price is $265 cash

    I have $189 in food stamps that I am getting on January 13th. I am looking to sell this for cash. I am trying to get at least $100 in return

    I have $190.00 worth of food stamps. Willing to sell all for half price. Go shopping with you or however you want to work it out.

    And here's one who wants a cell phone on exchange for food stamps.  They would like a "used" Android cell phone for $30 worth of food stamps.  So here we have food stamp fraud and likely fencing of stolen  property.

    wanted cell phone for food stamps - $30 (Atlanta Georgia)

    These "offers" are not uncommon.  And these are just a few of the ones that have the stupidity to post on Craig's list with their cell phone numbers.  It would be hard to enumerate the ones who lurk in the parking lots of grocery stores.

    Yes, there is a war on poor people.  Overall, the level of fraud is probably small.  However, conceding this particular battle may be a tactical win.

  •  If done right, not a bad idea (1+ / 0-)
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    All you would need is a photo on the EBT card, just as some monthly bus passes do, or senior discount cards. When you go to apply, they would take your picture and print it on the card. The technology is pretty simple.

    In my area, there are numerous reports, and periodic arrests, for people selling their EBT cards for cash (at a discount, of course). So having a photo ID on them would actually make some sense and make them less prone to fraud and abuse.

    And in the ideal world (and actually here in RI under current law), that photo ID would also count as an adequate ID for voting. (Our law says: "any government-issued ID," so we've used VA cards, senior bus passes, state university or community college IDs, etc. and EBT would definitely count.)

    The issue of fraud in the use of SNAP is real, and I don't think we help the conversation by rejecting reasonable efforts to prevent it, and to keep the benefits flowing to those who truly deserve them and use them as intended.

  •  I can buy food stamps... (0+ / 0-)

    for 50 cents on the dollar all day long.

    •  That's a great deal (0+ / 0-)

      Here is how I see it. If we have to feed 3 Jack-offs to feed 1 hungry child= Its worth it. The actual ratio  looks like a bee-bee in a boxcar Or we could shut down the gumbmint to tune of 25 Billion= Cost to feed the poor. Most hungry people got more important things to worry about. Committing fraud on the entity that is feeding you is down on your to do list.

      If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

      by Mokislab on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:47:36 PM PST

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      •  If we feed 3 jack-offs to feed 1 hungry child (0+ / 0-)

        support for the program will completely die.  Why can't you see that reducing fraud is helping needy children?

        •  This is not about fraud (0+ / 0-)

          If you honestly think this is about fraud I believe you are mistaken. This is a dog whistle to the base. I gave 2 earlier example of republicans throwing away app. $37 billion . They could care less about fraud or fiscal responsibility( IE two wars unpaid for). The do care about racism, greed ,class warfare, misogyny etc. Red meat for the base.

          If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

          by Mokislab on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 10:40:13 AM PST

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          •  It's not just the GOP base that loathes this (0+ / 0-)

            Most people are turned off by fraud.  Sure the base and their attack dog telepundits love it.  But why give them more meat?
            And really, to point out the huge fraud that was Iraq and the defense/contractor cartel is important, and the military budget should be cut in half, but even so, fraud in these welfare programs needs to be minimized.  Not to do so hurts support for the programs, ultimately hurting the people they are intended to help.  Fighting this is a loser issue for Democrats, and for poor people.

            •  oh ok. (0+ / 0-)

              Maybe you thought I was fighting for universal free food stamps for every lazy asshole on the planet. What I was saying was David Vitter is a hypocritical dick and only a retard would vote for him.Fuck fraud!

              If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

              by Mokislab on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 09:50:58 PM PST

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  •  Nice to hear from you all (0+ / 0-)

    The response to this diary has been great. Thanks for listening.

    If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

    by Mokislab on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 03:52:57 PM PST

  •  The Flaming bag of poop gets stomped (0+ / 0-)

    Update! Vitter to run for Governor. WTF. Truth is stranger than fiction.

    If I said anything that offended anyone, you probably deserved it.

    by Mokislab on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 09:14:17 AM PST

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