According to Oklahoma Republican Representative Markwayne Mullin he witnessed fraud one day while grocery shopping:
In a video of the event posted by ThinkProgress, the freshman Republican said he was in Crystal City, Va., buying groceries in a nice but crowded store when he noticed something strange.
"Every lane was open and it was backed up and I noticed everybody was giving that card," Mullin said, apparently referring to the electronic benefit transfer cards most states use to distribute food stamps. "They had these huge baskets, and I realized it was the first of the month."
In Virginia, food stamp benefits are automatically deposited on the first of the month for anyone whose case number ends in zero, one, two or three.
"But then I’m looking over, and there’s a couple beside me," Mullin continued. "This guy was built like a brick house. I mean he had muscles all over him. He was in a little tank top and pair of shorts and really nice Nike shoes. And she was standing there, and she was all in shape and she looked like she had just come from a fitness program. She was in the spandex, and you know, they were both physically fit. And they go up in front of me and they pay with that card."
Mullin knew what he'd witnessed. "Fraud," he said. "Absolute 100 percent, all of it is fraud. There's fraud all through that."
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Since when can someone who is fit and presumably healthy not be able to use food stamps? Also how does he know it was a food stamp card? It was the beginning of the month, majority of the people get paid at that time. So it could have been their regular debit card. I know that my current debit is the same color of the Texas EBT cards. I know that when I lived in Alabama, a lot of the people who got those cards that charge fees for every little thing looked identical to the EBT cards. I think he is making the story up. I hate people who want programs cut that actually help people in need.