Perhaps you stumbled by this blog because you have signed up for foodstamps/EBT/Snap and are wondering if you can, in fact, by a bakery made cake with your plastic EBT card. On Sunday I was at the Walmart in Long Beach and the people in front of me had a cake that was $45, according to the cashier. They pulled out their EBT card which features a photograph of the California coastline and paid for the $45 cake with their foodstamp/EBT/Snap card. You might be saying:
‘Yay! Now I can purchase a $45 dollar cake!‘
or you might be saying:
‘Why the heck is my tax money that is taken from me going to pay for a $45 dollar cake made and decorated by a professional baker and not to the BASIC groups of food used to sustain life?‘
Either way, this illustrates the problems with socialist programs in America in the year 2011. They have gone too far. The last big parties that I have had included made from scratch and my own cake decorating skills. This is not because I would not have liked to have purchased a fancy cake with Spiderman rings and Batman decorations for my children. It was only that I could not AFFORD such things. If a taxpayer can not afford it then why is it that EBT/ Foodstamp/SNAP takers are able to gain the system in such a way. The cake they were able to get was not about food–the money was going to pay for the creative artworking of the baker. This is not what food stamps should be about. Does Michelle Obama know about this? Maybe this has more to do with obese children than fastfood or school lunches–foodstamp parents buying huge ass fancy birthday cakes with their EBT cards.
At any rate, this is something that has got to stop. I hope Darrel Issa or Mike Pence or anybody out there will get rid of this program and reform it so that it mirrors WIC. Buying a $45 cake is as bad as the people using their EBT cash aid to purchase cigarettes and alcohol–but wait, none of that is put to a stop either. Once you dole out the money, they can spend it on whatever luxury item they want without thinking twice about it. In the meantime, you taxpayers out their are stuck with paying their frivolous bills.