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NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican...
NY Post ^ | July 21, 2013 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT

Posted on 07/21/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by EinNYC

Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; corruption; dominicanrepublic; ebt; foodstamps; fraud; haiti; isabelvincent; jamaica; katebriquelet; newyork; newyorkcity; randsconcerntrolls
This should be investigated formally, and the EBT recipients found doing this should lose their benefits FOREVER.
1 posted on 07/21/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

American taxpayers . . . feeding the world.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EinNYC

dupe post


3 posted on 07/21/2013 9:47:49 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: vladimir998

Anyone checked if Kenya is being fed with EBT yet?


4 posted on 07/21/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: EinNYC

5 posted on 07/21/2013 9:53:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: EinNYC

But we give billions in aid to these countries, why are the people receiving the money not doing anything to feed their people? can you say Swiss Bank account!


6 posted on 07/21/2013 9:56:24 AM PDT by jrd (All federal acts,laws,orders,rules regulations regarding firearms, infringe the 2 amendment)
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To: Travis McGee

That’s it Travis! Go straight for the Jugular of truth.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 9:57:22 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: EinNYC

Only actual government surplus food should be available to the “Needy”, ie; grain. milk, cheese etc. and only after passing a drug free test. Stop the damn ‘credit card crap’. They are eating higher off the hog than the people who are paying the taxes that support it.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 9:58:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: EinNYC

Is your search busted?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3045522/posts


9 posted on 07/21/2013 10:00:08 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: EinNYC

All of this has to stop.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 10:04:22 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: The Working Man

11 posted on 07/21/2013 10:05:31 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Don Corleone

I’ve been saying this for years. Every time I’m in a grocery checkout line and see someone ahead of me who is well-dressed, buying prime cuts of meat, soda, junk food, expensive weird fruits that no one who has to actually pay for them buys, etc. whip out their EBT card, I just boil inside. Why the heck should I work hard so that these people can lounge around? Why should I subsidize them eating better than I do (not that I want soda or junk food)?


12 posted on 07/21/2013 10:12:14 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

I don’t buy junk food. I grocery shop carefully, price wise. I buy non branded cereals, bran flakes, etc. We cook almost every meal we eat. Of course we pay for every piece of food that enters our mouths.
No less should be required of people on food stamps.


13 posted on 07/21/2013 10:26:02 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
how to get your free ebt. warning, language is foul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII

14 posted on 07/21/2013 10:34:24 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Travis McGee

Read One Second After by Bill Forstchen


15 posted on 07/21/2013 10:36:38 AM PDT by smartymarty (How a mountain girl can love.)
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To: EinNYC

For those who don’t live in the multicultural zoo that is NYC it is widely believed that there are more illegal Jamaicans, Haitians, Dominicans, Russians, Irish and citizens of the former Soviet Union than legal emigrants from these same countries living in this city.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 10:48:02 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: EinNYC
The end is in sight.

Last year, more White people died than were born in the USA.

17 posted on 07/21/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by blam
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To: EinNYC
and NewYork takes another one in the........

18 posted on 07/21/2013 11:01:28 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Larry381
Wouldn't doubt it. After all, it's the GUBMINT who is responsible for the security of our country against invasion and for monitoring who is living here and if they belong here.

I'd love to know if any other country has as many unauthorized freeloaders living within their sovereign boundaries as this country. I believe, especially with Ozero at the helm, that we are the laughingstock of the world as illegals and multi-generational welfare parasites grab our money with both hands while Americans suffer high percentages of unemployment.

How low we have fallen if anyone above the IQ level of imbecile pays any attention while Ozero and his minions attempt to distract us from real issues such as this with manufactured Trayvon the Crayon crap.

19 posted on 07/21/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Foreign Kool-Aid


20 posted on 07/21/2013 11:07:29 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Chode

Thanks. It’s hard enough to be a rational person involuntarily drawn into the abyss by the abject idiocy of your fellow state residents voting for demonic libs time after time. I should get a bumper sticker “Don’t blame me! I didn’t vote for this crap!”, but then someone would probably bust out my windows or something, keeping in line with their intellectual abilities.


21 posted on 07/21/2013 11:11:34 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

It’s obvious they’ve getting too many EBT dollars. Cut those guilty off the dole forever and slash everyone else’s.


22 posted on 07/21/2013 11:12:53 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Saw a gang banger recently use an EBT card with a balance of more than $5000.00. How does that happen?


23 posted on 07/21/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: EinNYC
yup... that's why i don't have any stickers on my vehicles
24 posted on 07/21/2013 11:41:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EinNYC

What difference does it make? Taxpayer money spent on food stamps or foreign aid, if these people don’t need food assistance who are we to be telling them they shouldn’t be spending our money on their own private foreign aid program.
Who are we to complain were just taxpayers and probably racists as well. Our opinions count for nought we are at the bottom of the ladder behind welfare receipants, minorities, illegal immigrants, union members, liberal elitist, proffesors, government employees and certainly politicians.


25 posted on 07/21/2013 12:46:54 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
dupe post

Please forgive me for reading a "dupe post". I didn't catch it the first time around.

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 07/21/2013 1:02:52 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: bgill

<It’s obvious they’ve getting too many EBT dollars. Cut those guilty off the dole forever and slash everyone else’s.

Makes sense to me. If you have ‘money’ to buy extra and send to relatives, then you have too much. Unlike some FReepers, I think that we have enough food and that no AMERICAN should starve. With long term unemployment, recession, etc., I don’t begrudge someone getting food assistance. However, there should only be enough to feed you and your family, and probably some restrictions on what foods you can get (hamburger yes, lobster no).

I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these people sending food overseas don’t have cash, under the table, jobs. Otherwise, they’d need the food for themselves.


27 posted on 07/21/2013 1:24:38 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: EinNYC

There is enough food growing wild in Jamaica to feed that entire country.

Even the natives in Jamaica say:

If you starve in Jamaica you are too lazy too eat.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 1:41:48 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: unixfox
Why the heck should they work when they have the American taxpayers working their rear ends off to feed THEM? And the Messicans. And the Dominicans. And the lazy American-born blacks who roam the halls of their schools in lieu of taking notes, studying, and preparing themselves to support themselves.

Most of the kids I have ever seen roaming the halls of high schools when they are supposed to be in class are blacks. And the first kids to act out and disrupt the class are blacks 99% of the time. And all of the parents I have ever had to ask to leave a parent teacher conference for getting mouthy, disrespectful and thoroughly out of line have been blacks, even when you show them written documentation that their kid has not been doing their work and/or has been disruptive in class. This is not bigotry on my part, it's what I've seen with my own eyes. They want their kid to get a passing grade without having done the work.

Just another version of TINSTAAFL.

29 posted on 07/21/2013 1:55:18 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

If the people sending the food overseas are receiving cash in return, then they could be considered exporters and should receive help from the export-import bank.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 2:13:25 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: smartymarty

31 posted on 07/21/2013 3:18:29 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Without posting the link to the dupe, your post is useless.
32 posted on 07/21/2013 3:25:41 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: EinNYC

People are blind or refuse to recognize/acknowledge that there are differences for/by various cultural societies and in some cases the differences are related to physical differences. The idea that all humans can be assimilated into one all the same society like the Tower of Babel is a Lyndon Johnson feely-goody aberration. Of course it is to the advantage of some cultures to make others pay for their shortcomings.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 3:36:35 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Travis McGee

I’m looking forward to that day. God forgive me, but I am.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 4:20:18 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: radiohead

“I don’t begrudge someone getting food assistance”

3 MREs per family member per day. If its good enough for some 18 year old grunt in the sandbox it’s good enough for them.


35 posted on 07/21/2013 4:22:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: EinNYC

“Why?”

Answer: so junk food companies will make big donations to your politicians, and so media will get lots of advertising money to say nice things about those politicians!

Isn’t it a wonderul system? After all, all you have to do is pay!


36 posted on 07/21/2013 4:32:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: EinNYC

The one that bites on me after said well dressed scammer sorts thru his cart to find the EBT card eligible stuff then pulls out a wad of cash to pay for the wine, smokes and a couple porn mags——I have to wait on this dirt bag twice since the clerk has to start a new ticket for him. The least the stores could do would be “EBT only “ registers. Most of my buying fortunately, so far anyway, is from places that don’t take EBT cards.


37 posted on 07/21/2013 4:53:46 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: EinNYC

Why bother trying to fight it? What else can you expect from this sort of Federal administration? They are fecal matter.


38 posted on 07/21/2013 6:32:35 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“dupe post” who gives a sh*t how many times this is posted, it needs to end NOW! Take your crappy attitude and stuff it, Canadian we’re the ones paying for it you jerk!


39 posted on 07/21/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Travis McGee

Travis, you nailed it!


40 posted on 07/21/2013 7:06:03 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: EinNYC

The solution to the problem is simple. Just end food stamps. Just end welfare. All of it. Period.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 8:14:13 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Travis McGee

I only wonder how soon that will happen, not “if”.


42 posted on 07/21/2013 9:14:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ConservativeInPA; Travis McGee

All welfare/HUD/WIC/Food stamps/energy assistance/earned whatever they are credits/etc ALL NEED TO END. If they don’t wind them down voluntarily, they’ll stop all of a sudden at some point and the result will be as in “When the Music Stops” by Matt Bracken.

I just can’t believe how horrible it’s getting, fast. With no solution or plan or way out in sight.


43 posted on 07/21/2013 9:19:03 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: rhubarbk
>> Take your crappy attitude and stuff it, Canadian we’re the ones paying for it you jerk!

rhubarb (noun): a heated dispute: rhubarbs often broke out among these less than professional players.

44 posted on 07/22/2013 12:36:29 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: EinNYC

Hard-working Americans wondering why they have to work so hard to make ends meet. Because they’re making everyone else’s ends meet.

Your tax dollars at work.


45 posted on 07/22/2013 11:07:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: EinNYC

I wonder how many are illegal aliens?


46 posted on 07/22/2013 9:02:47 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

I’m sure a LOT of them are. Really a lot. But Bloombutt has declared NYC a sanctuary city, so the rightful legal residents are forced to subsidize and accommodate these low-lifes who have no business being here in the first place. They are busy committing DUI’s that Americans won’t, rapes Americans won’t, murders Americans won’t, and stealing us blind in benefits, seats in already overcrowded and underfunded schools, hospital care in ERs, who aren’t allowed to ask if you’re an illegal, etc.


47 posted on 07/22/2013 9:15:07 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

I don’t know why I’m surprised. But I am.


48 posted on 07/22/2013 11:21:07 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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