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Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work: EBT Cards Used for Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-rated Shops
Posted By Robbie Cooper On 1/6/2013 @ 11:24 am In Crime | 6 Comments
This should surprise absolutely nobody. The entitlement class simply has no morals, no decency, and no shame. It’s almost like they feel entitled to all of their entitlements…
I touched on this exact topic back in February  of last year, but this time the state complicit in allowing welfare recipients to spend
their our money on strippers and booze was California. The newest post is about the same fraud in New York.
Via the NY Post :
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.
One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink thongs.
So, how does the welfare fraud scheme work?
Welfare recipients receive food stamps and cash assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Both benefits are accessed through an EBT card, but only cash assistance — meant for housing, utilities and household necessities — can be accessed at ATMs.
A single-person household could receive a maximum $200 in monthly food stamps plus $158 in cash assistance. A family of four could get as much as $668 in food stamps and $433 in cash.
The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
Moral degenerates, the lot of ‘em. And yet I’m supposed to be thankful for letting the government raise my taxes to pay for shit like this…
Put me in charge, and I’d do away with all EBT cards and food stamp programs (with the possible exception of WIC, to ensure that poor mothers can provide specific foods needed by their infant and dependent children) and replace it with a community gruel pot.
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 back in February: http://urbangrounds.com/2012/02/tanf-refrom/
 NY Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN
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