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Resource ID: #15980
Subject: Welfare
Source: The Progressive
Date: March 1999



The Progressive "reveals numerous significant downsides to the U.S. government's much-ignored new electronic benefit transfer (EBT), by which recipients access cash benefits and food stamps." The investigation uncovers problems for recipients, such as invasion of privacy and lack of consumer protection against lost or stolen cards, but big benefits for corporate contractors such as Citibank and Lockheed-Martin.

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