This is SNAP. This is what you're going to get with a program structured this way. A better system would be one where the government provided food, instead of the ability to purchase food. But I can only imagine the outcry from the left at how the poor were being humiliated and marginalized by a program like this. And if you're a progressive, you hate it. It's going to cost you votes.
#14 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
So you'd be OK with spending additional millions/billions to build an additional infrastructure to handle the distribution when one already exists?
You would still have the same problem anyway, Govt employees are just as prone to illegal activity as private employees.
There's always going be fraud in any system, the key is to minimize it without passing the limit of diminishing returns (like spending 100 million to catch 5 million in fraud).