PETERBOROUGH — Jackie R. Whiton of Antrim had been a six-year employee at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough until a single transaction sent her job up in smoke.
The store clerk was fired after she refused to take a customer’s Electronic Balance Transfer card to pay for cigarettes.
Whiton said a young man came in to the store to buy two packs or cigarettes on May 29. When she asked him for his ID, he handed her his EBT card.
EBT cards are used for both food and cash assistance programs. There are two types of cards: one can only be used for food. The other can be spent on anything and used just like a debit card.
Whiton said she did not think EBT cards could be used to purchase cigarettes and refused to sell to him. The two “had a little go-around” as the line got longer behind him, said Whiton.
“I made the statement, ‘do you think myself, that lady and that gentlemen should pay for your cigarettes?’ and he responded ‘yes,’ ” Whiton said.
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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I'm not defending anyone....this an example of someone steeling, not the misuse of wellfare. The fact that they are steeling a few hundred or maybe thousands from the government to purchase steaks and resell them is no different that some defense contractor selling a hammer or toilet set to the government for millions.
Both are wrong but they are both theif. The intent of wellfare is to help people that need help just like the intent of military contracts are to defend us. The fact that a bad person takes advantage of them is not the programs fault.
If you can't add value please don't speak and show your igorance (sp?)
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so much irony here ^^^......and as for value, I find great entertainment value in EVERYONE'S point of view, never been a fan of censorship or muzzling someone just because I don't agree with them, because I always have the choice to move on, or respond,despite their ignorance
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