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NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market
NY POST ^ | 7/28/13 | ISABEL VINCENT, KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Posted on 07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by Liz

Edited 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; dominicanrepublic; followup; foodstampfraud; foodstamps; haiti; jamaica; newyork; newyorkcity; notalreadyposted; nyc; randsconcerntrolls; welfare; welfarefraud
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1 posted on 07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

When do we stand and fight?


2 posted on 07/28/2013 6:01:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Liz

Naw can’t happen people would never cheat the system they are needy and need all the help we can give them./ sarcasm


3 posted on 07/28/2013 6:01:18 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

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.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 6:04:27 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Liz

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.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 6:04:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Liz
So this is just more redistribution to the needy world from the evil, rich, white America that has to borrow the money to stay afloat, Got it.
6 posted on 07/28/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Liz

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.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 6:09:48 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Liz

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.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 6:11:11 AM PDT by randita
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Very true


9 posted on 07/28/2013 6:11:12 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Liz

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.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 6:23:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: txrefugee

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.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 6:32:50 AM PDT by BookaT
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To: Liz

Not only is food being shipped but also sheets, pillow cases, towels, tablecloths, etc.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 6:33:54 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Liz

13 posted on 07/28/2013 6:39:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Liz

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.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 6:43:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: livius

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.


15 posted on 07/28/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: txrefugee
NYC is absolutely notorious for welfare fraud which is why illegals make a beeline for it as soon as they get into the country. The NY Post did a whole report on this about 6 years ago, step by step showing how they do it. They get fake IDs on Roosevelt avenue in Queens, then go get welfare, then get another fake ID and keep going back and forth until they can support themselves and their family 24/7 living on tax money. No need for a job.

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.

Youth soccer coach, 25, stabbed to death in New York

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.

16 posted on 07/28/2013 7:22:20 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Liz

Liberals should be ashamed of themselves...


17 posted on 07/28/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: GOPJ

Shame requires a thought process. If they had one, they wouldn’t be liberals.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 8:13:34 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: Liz

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.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 8:49:55 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Liz

“Our Tax-Dollars At Work”?????


20 posted on 07/28/2013 8:51:55 AM PDT by bandleader
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