It's not possible to pay for such things with a Bridge card unless the business rings it up in such a way. I live near Pontiac, and I've heard of businesses allowing the purchase of beer, cigarettes and other non-essential goods with it by scanning other UPCs. We need to crack down on businesses that allow this type of behaviour, just as we punish businesses for selling those things to minors or for hiring illegal immigrants. If stores do not allow people to use these cards inappropriately for fear of punishment, then the problem will fix itself (at least as fixed as it could become).
I would like to take it even farther; as with the WIC (Women Infants & Children), allow only purchases of particular things necessary for basic needs. Milk, bread, eggs, vegetables and fruit, some meats and seafoods. Just heard of a girl at work, went on a date, the guy paid for the bowling and beer with his Bridge Card. Just what I heard, don't know if this is possible, but we need to curb the abuse.
many disabled people have thier health care aids shop for them. this would require multi photos on 1 card.