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  •  Dawn, I don't doubt you witnessed that (4+ / 0-)
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    sberel, ganymeade, Nulwee, mamamedusa

    As with every form of currency, there's always been a black market in food stamps. Where I live, they could be sold for about 25 cents on the dollar.  The only time in my life I had them, during the recession of the late 1970's, I found a small store that would let me buy dog food (for my dog, lol) once in awhile.

    The debit cards have decreased that illicit activity quite a bit, from my observation.

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