Skip to comments.NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market
Posted on 07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by LizEdited on 07/28/2013 6:05:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
EXCLUSIVE Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller said. She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.
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When do we stand and fight?
Naw can’t happen people would never cheat the system they are needy and need all the help we can give them./ sarcasm
I know your are being sarcastic, but that is the mindset of Liberals who do not understand man’s unredeemed nature. That lack of understand is the main reason Liberal policies fail time after time after time.
There should be absolutely NO EBT cards. Basic commodities should be sold on a sliding scare to the poor through commodity stores run by the USDA....not supermarkets. The welfare criminals who are getting rich off the taxpayers would be out of business.
Now we know why Bloomie is so intent on gun laws. He doesn’t want the taxpayers armed when they come after him for his total incompetence.
If these so called poor folks exerted as much time and ingenuity into finding and keeping gainful employment as they do scamming the system, they’d be CEO’s of successful companies in no time.
Huge amounts of food aid of all kinds are stolen. There are elaborate scams in every welfare neighborhood for converting food payment cards into cash. Some of them are even controlled by organized crime rather than being free-lance operations like the ones in the article, and the money goes into whatever these criminal gangs are using it for, ranging from simple profit to terrorism.
Obviously, if the US recipients can afford to do this, they don’t need the food aid in the first place. However, for those who do, I think we need to go back to the old programs, where they would go to warehouses a couple of times a month and get boxes full of surplus food staples: beans, canned beef and ham, rice, dried potatoes, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, apple juice, etc. In other words, it was stuff they had to cook.
Having worked in one of these areas back in the 1960s when the surplus food program still operated, I know that they traded the stuff around, both exchanging different food items with their neighbors or exchanging it for something else, such as an article of clothing. But that was pretty harmless compared to what’s happening now.
I wonder how many people we could employ with the USDA food stores you are talking about. Paid for by the reduction in fraud.
And yes they should be sold as raw food so they would have to be prepared, not given as meals ready to eat or nuke.
I see civic centers in this too to help teach people how to manage. Classes that they don’t teach anymore like Home Economics.
I have no idea if it is feasible but sounds like it could be interesting.
Not only is food being shipped but also sheets, pillow cases, towels, tablecloths, etc.
I’m sure the democrats will cure the problem you know their logic spend more on EBT cards and get more to make sure hungry kids here get fed.
Agreed. It is harder to abuse a cart full of groceries than offer to buy items on someone’s shopping list in return for cash.
And incredibly absolutely nothing was done about it because the Despot Mike Bloomberg actually DEMANDS it if you can believe it. He absolutely refuses to do anything about illegals, says the city "would collapse without illegals" so they continue to rip off the taxpayers in between murdering them because they are never checked for criminal records. All the time I read about illegals killing somebody. There are tons of them here with records as long as your arm, but all that means nothing to Bloomberg which is why I moved the hell out. I'm not putting the life of my family in danger like this because some psychotic despotic psychopath like Bloomberg thinks it's funny to have killers walking around the public.
They found out the killer was an illegal who to date has not been found because he fled back to Mexico. They even found out what flight he took.
Liberals should be ashamed of themselves...
Shame requires a thought process. If they had one, they wouldn’t be liberals.
It must be recognized that the purpose of welfare in any form is NOT to feed or care for the less fortunate, but to create a dependent class who become virtual captives of government. Waste and corruption are not concerns.
“Our Tax-Dollars At Work”?????
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