My mother in law is a lovely woman, who is energetic, enthusiastic, and amazing with our children. Somewhere late in her life, however, she also took a sharp right turn into Fox News Crazy Town. I almost don’t begrudge her this: She spent 20 years as a back-to-lander raising her daughters in a house she and her ex-husband built with an outhouse, no electricity, no television, and eating only food they provided for themselves. After coming out of that, maybe running off to Florida and living in an insanely conservative retirement village on a golf course in Sarah Palin country is not that unexpected an outcome.
So, we don’t talk politics, because when politics comes up, she has a tendency to echo the things she hears on Fox News, and one of the things she apparently hears the most is there’s a widespread problem with poor people using their EBT cards (or food stamps) to go on insane, drug-fueled spending sprees is casinos and amusement parks, buying crack and liquor and feeding their children cigarettes purchased with their food stamps.
I’m not saying that welfare fraud doesn’t exist (it does), but the notion that most people are using their EBT cards at the local crack den is ridiculous. But you know what’s even worse, according to Fox News? USING THOSE EBT CARDS ON FRESH FISH AT THE ORGANIC MARKETS.
This is an insane abuse of the system. FRESH, HEALTHY SEAFOOD? The gall!