Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) told a horror story to his constituents during a
town hall in Welch, Okla., on Thursday. 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. Then he noticed this couple next to him. "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." [HuffPost]
I have my own personal story. I went to the GOP convention in 2012 and everyone there was paying for their refreshments with EBT cards and then I went to the DNC convention and everyone was paying for their refreshments with cash. What's that tell us? Hey, I said it, so it must be true, right? Looks like PT Barnum was 100% correct.