The federal government is ACTIVELY promoting applications from NON-citizens. I couldn't believe that the American government could be so clueless, until I read this.
In one ad from the government, a Spanish-speaking alien is being pushed to apply for benefits, even though she tells them that she doesn't need them.
Imagine - someone who is self-sufficient is being discouraged from continuing to rely on themselves.
Not only that, but the EBT (the "bank card" that is now used for food stamp eligible purchases) is being promoted as reducing fraud, because - wait for it - the users can withdraw money from it in cash.
Get it? They no longer have to sell the food stamps - which is illegal. They can - legally - just ask for cash back at the register. Which has the same effect - getting cash in their hands. But, now that same action is LEGAL.
So was I.