This is in response to "One big reason I vote Republican" (Jan. 3) by Rick Bernardi Sr. of North Augusta, S.C. As outlandish as it may sound, everything he described is very likely 100-percent accurate.
My previous job involved selling and delivering frozen food throughout Augusta. One particular customer is one I'll never forget -- a family living in Grovetown near Fort Gordon. They lived in a very nice house in an excellent neighborhood. They had a Cadillac and a Lexus in the driveway.
The house was very nicely furnished with the latest electronics. I might add that the food I delivered was more expensive than the grocery stores'. They often bought $100 to $200 worth of food. For payment they would hand me an EBT card -- food stamps. If payment was denied when I ran the card, they always seemed to be able to produce another EBT card for payment. These people were only one of many customers I serviced who used EBT for their purchase.
This type of thing is obviously going on every minute of every day in this country. Although my salary was commission-based, I tried to report this activity. I was never able to find anyone who would take action. Now tell me why this country is in the state it's in.
I don't always vote Republican. I vote for the candidates who have the best track record for putting the American people first rather than their own political agendas.