This is what it looks like when someone who should be getting shot in the balls by kids at the county fair is allowed to spew pure bullshit on a cable news channel.
Eric Bolling, a man who apparently doesn’t even know what SNAP stands for, has concluded without a shred of evidence that the program is being used to buy liquor, lap-dances, and pot. Because that’s “Obamanomics” and we’re living in “Obama’s America.”
via Media Matters
On the February 25 edition of The Five, co-host Eric Bolling cited an interview with surfing freeloader Jason Greenslate that aired on The O’Reilly Factor the night before. Like Fox’s first profile of Greenslate during the August 2013 special titled “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” wherein the network attempted to make the “blissfully jobless California surfer” the face of SNAP benefits, Bolling used Greenslate to suggest that the program is rife with fraud, suggesting that food stamps may be used in “strip clubs, liquor stores, [and] pot dispensaries”:
Bolling went on to claim that Greenslate is “representative of literally millions of Americans,” before concluding: “The SNAP program, it’s not called food stamps anymore, it’s called SNAP. Supplemental — what, N — Nutrition. Right. What about liquor, lap dances, and pot is nutritional?”
Supplemental what? What does N stand for? Oh, that’s right, it stands for nutrition! Eric gets a gold star.
Bolling’s fellow idiots on the witness stand brought up the fictional tale of EBT cards being used to buy pot in Colorado and blamed the “libruuuls” for blocking a bill to stop it.
As you may recall, the story of EBT cards being used to buy pot was a fabrication posted on a satirical news site which local Republican officials in Colorado fell for. State congresswoman and resident genius Vicki Marble, of fried chicken and porno fame, sponsored a bill to stop it.
Fox News picked up the story days after it was already debunked and they’re still flogging it today,
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but you cannot use SNAP benefits or EBT cards to purchase lap dances, liquor, pot, or a wide range of other things.