Photo ID is a small price to pay.
And while we're at it, let's require photo ID at polling places, hmm, mmm, mmm.
Meanwhile, Illinois is still bankrupt: backyardconserv Anne Leary
A few comments:
1:14 AM on April 13, 2011
The "system" seems to be working fine. I spent 5 minutes while an able bodied man in front of me in line at a loop 7-11 tried to buy fiji water and arizona iced tea. There goes my bus home from WORK. Who's the slave now?
2:29 AM on April 13, 2011
Government Assistance should be temporary for all except children, seniors and those who qualify as Mentally or Physically Disabled.
The Welfare System is corrupted. Fraud runs rampant.
Stores purposely use outdated Point of Sale systems to charge Alcohol & Cigarettes. The worst will make fake charges offering Cash in return for a Fee.
Restaurants send in Link Card users to buy produce offering cash in return.
Entire Link Card Balances are spent on candy, energy drinks, & other items to be later resold.
Ask any cashier working at GFS, Sam's Club, or purveyor accepting Link Cards.
This Billion Dollar Con Game is sapping the life out of our society. Limiting the Link Card to Food Staples would be another small step to en;courage self reliance.
4:14 AM on April 13, 2011
Whats the problem with putting a picture on the link card, since some poor people don't have an I.D. card. a picture on there link card would be a free piece of ID, and maybe it would stop the fraud.Because we all know that there is fraud when it comes to them link cards.
Why should I have to show ID's when I use my credit card at the store and the person in front of me who just used 2 link card to purchase food doesn't??
If people are asking are goverment ( the tax's payer) for food stamps then they should be willing to show ID's