Aug 8, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE SHARK TANK ) If you happen to visit your neighborhood 7-Eleven, Walgreen’s or perhaps some other convenience store, you will probably stroll upon one of these new nifty looking advertisements hanging from the shelves. This is the new S.N.A.P (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) aka EBT, that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pushing in hopes of eradicating the stigma that beneficiaries of food stamps sometimes incur. Yes, S.N.A.P., EBT or whatever Obama and his administration are calling them nowadays are in fact just good ol’ Food Stamps. And even though the USDA lays out what foods are eligible to be purchased under SNAP, lots of retailers will sell alcohol, cigarettes and other items prohibited under SNAP rules.
Over the years we’ve seen the little EBT sticker next to cash registers to make consumers aware that their business accepted food stamps. But to openly advertise food stamps in such an ostentatious manner is truly unbelievable. What’s next- neon lights and billboards?