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The Journal News Uses FOIA To Expose Welfare Ridiculousness

Home - by - January 6, 2013 - 14:51 America/New_York - 13 Comments

Oh, it wasn’t that lefty asswiping rag? You mean it was a real newspaper doing real journalism and exposing the failures of the welfare system?

THE NEW YORK POST -

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.

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The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.

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.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 6th, 2013

    The NYP is awesome. hahaaha.

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  2. grayscape

    January 6th, 2013

    Where do I get my stripper cash card?

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  3. Nutjob

    January 6th, 2013

    In Indiana, they passed a law against getting EBT cash at ATMs in Casinos after their records showed hundreds being used there every month.

    and naturually some assholes on the left were saying it was discrimination.

    Ummmmm, sorry, but not on my dime, you use one of these cards at any place other then a grocery store it should be automatic cancellation and automtic fraud charges.

    I’m not allowed by law to use my FSA spending account card at a casino and for only pre-approved medicine, a card I put money into no less, and these assholes think they can and have the right to waste my taxpayer money anyway they want…..these people can kiss my ass, theres elderly people that need it a lot worse.

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  4. Menderman

    January 6th, 2013

    I really don’t think the ‘ladies’ from these clubs look like the gal on the NYP cover.

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  5. Tim

    January 6th, 2013

    Speaking of the Journal News, why hasn’t someone published a list and photos of the Journal News employee’s children and grandchildren who attend public schools.

    If their children (and grandchildren) attend public schools, the public has a right to know which school they attend and what they look like.

    Oh, and and their bus numbers.

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  6. Rio

    January 6th, 2013

    EBT cards used in strip joints? Haha.

    That probably doesn’t scratched the surface when exposing abuse and fraud by government free loaders.

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  7. Anonymous

    January 6th, 2013

    Wanna bet some of the ‘ladies’ aren’t directly government employed?

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  8. Ricky

    January 6th, 2013

    On a bright note:
    At least the EBT money is being spent to support local businesses and U.S. liquor companies.
    instead of it going to China or some other foreign country.

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  9. Diann

    January 6th, 2013

    I guess what makes me the saddest is I am not surprised in the least that taxpayer dollars are ending up neatly folded and stuck into a G-string.

    And another nail gets driven into the coffin of the brokest nation in history.

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  10. Menderman

    January 6th, 2013

    Here is a pic from one of the EBT clubs:

    http://www.club11ny.com/elevengallery

    and like DUH! NSFW

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  11. Moxie Man

    January 6th, 2013

    Do the ATMs in strip clubs dispense only $2 bills?

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  12. Moxie Man

    January 6th, 2013

    @Menderman – “Elevens” should be named “Bubblebutts.”

    Of course we all know what kinds of customers are attracted to big butts.

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  13. RosalindJ

    January 6th, 2013

    Perephrial to the topic (back to the Journal “News”),

    Jeanine Pirro is on their map and not happy. Vid link, no transcript – sorry about that.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2075684002001/ .

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