MA Lawmaker: Food Stamp Cards Being Sold For Drug Money
A district judge has struck down a Florida law requiring drug testing for welfare benefits.
“There is no set of circumstances which the warrantless, suspicionless drug testing at issue in this case could be constitutionally applied,” U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven said in her ruling.
State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R) says Americans are selling their EBT cards for drug money. She says oversight of the food stamp program has become lax through the years.
Food stamp enrollment has nearly doubled in the last five years. In 2008, about 28.2 million people were enrolled in the food stamp program. In 2013, that number jumped to 47.6 million.
O’Connell says the verification process needs to be stricter, adding that people are having an easier time gaming the system online to obtain multiple EBT cards.
Hear more of what O’Connell had to say today on Fox and Friends.