BOSTON (CBS) – Issues come and go, but the outrageous mismanagement of the state’s food stamp – or EBT – program is the toxic gift that keeps on giving. And it’s time for Gov. Patrick and his allies in the legislature who’ve been investing so much energy in stalling and debunking EBT reform efforts to drop the bad attitude and start treating this issue with the seriousness it deserves.
Tuesday, thanks to an investigation by the state auditor’s office, we learned that during a nearly two-year period leading up to April of last year, next to nothing was being done about the problems with EBT, including millions of dollars in benefits being grabbed by criminals using the social security numbers of dead people.
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