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NY food stamp recipients ship welfare-funded groceries to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti
NY POST ^ | 7/22/13 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT

Posted on 07/21/2013 4:29:28 AM PDT by Liz

Edited on 07/21/2013 5:16:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

EXCLUSIVE Food stamps are paying to buy and ship food to Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the US Dept of Agricultureís Food and Nutrition Service said the $86 BILLION welfare program is reserved for poor US households that buy and prepare food.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dominicanrepublic; foodstamps; haiti; isabelvincent; jamaica; katebriquelet; newyork; newyorkcity; randsconcerntrolls Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Liz

No telling how long this has been going on or what the actual cost, but we cannot stop it. That would be racist.


2 posted on 07/21/2013 4:33:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Liz
Here is your answer. When you give something away, when people don't have to do anything but breathe to receive a benefit, the result is waste. When the government does the giving, the waste is even greater because the recipient sees the donor as faceless and the donation unworthy of respect.

The purpose of the bureaucracies that administer these programs is not to "relieve hunger" or "relieve poverty". It is to perpetuate and grow the bureaucracy itself. The best way to do that is to increase the number of recipients, no matter what the "need"? Waste is expected and encouraged, a byproduct of the program itself. The fact that the entire program is a waste and counter productive seems to be lost on everyone.

I know how this ends, do you?

3 posted on 07/21/2013 4:35:18 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: Liz
"States should intervene if people are caught shipping non-perishables abroad"

Wouldn't that directly contradict the Obama administration's foreign advertisements for food stamps? I wonder how many foreigners are receiving EBT cards and sending them to relatives in the US to do their shopping....Heck, for all we know, EBT cards are probably used and accepted in other Countries.

4 posted on 07/21/2013 4:41:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Liz

And, if amnesty is pushed through, this will ever increase and politicians like Sen Booby Menendez (D-NJ) will ever increase.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 4:42:00 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Nothing to see here it will be accepted as citizens humanitarian aid. We need to be vigilant come 2014


6 posted on 07/21/2013 4:44:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The purpose of the bureaucracies that administer these programs is not to “relieve hunger” or “relieve poverty”. It is to perpetuate and grow the bureaucracy itself.

Take any bureaucracy and transfer the purpose to it and you will see their is no way to reduce the bad, except to ELIMINATE the bureaucracy. BATFE, for one, to separate as many people as possible from their Constitutionally enumerated rights. SNAP program, to get as many people as possible to exercise their right to free food using other peoples money/labor. Notice the word right in the last sentence. No one has a right to free food nor the us of other people’s money or labor, but you wouldn’t know that unless you had an understanding of what a right is.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 4:52:05 AM PDT by wita
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To: liberalh8ter

There have been stories on FR about people pulling out different foodstamp cards if one doesn’t have money on it. They keep trying several until one goes through. These people are insidious- true cloward piven graduates.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 4:52:14 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: All

My EBT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o64Fz-KW1Dk


9 posted on 07/21/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Either that or they are using stolen cards. Or could it be they reported their cards lost and were issued new ones and are keeping the old ones too?


10 posted on 07/21/2013 5:08:13 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: Venturer

Food stamps or the ebt card is most abused give a way ever.
Here’s the kicker the fattest people in the USA are the so-called poor.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 5:09:03 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Liz

Not bad, people actually getting fed. As opposed to the topless bars that accept the food stamp ‘debit’ cards.

Both activities with our money stinks to high heaven


12 posted on 07/21/2013 5:10:34 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

A listener to the Howie Carr show sent him a ebt reciept from Pittsfield Mass with 7000.00 in the account. NICE!


13 posted on 07/21/2013 5:19:14 AM PDT by ABN 505
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To: Venturer

The ultimate goal of the left it to drain all the resources of the USA and spread them all over the world, thus making all equally miserable (except the ruling liberal elite, which always lives high on the hog no matter what)


14 posted on 07/21/2013 5:50:19 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: Venturer

Is this even illegal? Whether it’s invaders, non-citizens here legally, or citizens, there is no requirement that a person who collects food stamps can’t take really long vacations. The problem is food stamps. What people need is jobs.


15 posted on 07/21/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by grania
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To: Venturer

Gold, silver, primers, antibiotics .... these are what I dream of.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 7:11:34 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That’s $86 billion divided by $3.8 trillion (2013 budget), or 2.263157895% — yeah, we need to start with that, not with Obamacare.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 7:18:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: grania

What people need is jobs.””’

Explain to me —in very short words as I went to a one room grade school—just exactly what I could ever hire these people to do?

They refuse to get an education. We saw up close & personal a 19 y/o who cannot READ or WRITE ‘CURSIVE’.

They have lived for multiple generations on free handouts.

They have risen to the level of demanding more & more freebies from those who pay the taxes.

I don’t see an employable person anywhere among those who are garnering attention on the TV protesting over ‘Trayvon Martin”.

The won’t work-—that incentive is as alien to them as a trip to Saturn.

They don’t go to school & learn anything—that also isn’t ‘cool’.

When crime is rampant in their own community—they won’t talk to the police or detectives who are trying to find the perp(s). Their entire culture is built on ‘DON’T SNITCH’. Therefore, crime only gets worse & worse.

They are now feeding on themselves with crime.

Either Oakland or Chicago will be the next big city bankruptcy. The blacks have turned both places into Zimbabwe look-alikes.

IF you REALLY care about your community—you try to clean up the crime—you don’t pander to it. The festering pus that is the black community is now oozing over into all parts of the USA.

It cannot hang on much longer without a serious outbreak of civil war.


18 posted on 07/21/2013 7:26:28 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Venturer

$86 BILLION program gets voted for the democrats it’s why they will never stop it.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 7:42:14 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ridesthemiles
It cannot hang on much longer without a serious outbreak of civil war.

It isn't sustainable, and all it would take is just one totally unpredictable, non-manipulated and controlled event to set things off.

My answer would be no more handouts.....food and shelter for work. People would die in the streets, maybe. But probably less than will die and are dying because of an unaccountable underclass that does what they damn well please with no consequences.

20 posted on 07/21/2013 8:11:52 AM PDT by grania
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To: wita

The purpose of the bureaucracies that administer these programs is not to “relieve hunger” or “relieve poverty”. It is to perpetuate and grow the bureaucracy itself.

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Bingo!


21 posted on 07/21/2013 8:25:06 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Venturer

Another example of what Bob Beckel was talking about when he said “we made some big mistakes”.


22 posted on 07/21/2013 8:26:07 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Venturer

23 posted on 07/21/2013 8:53:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ridesthemiles
They refuse to get an education. We saw up close & personal a 19 y/o who cannot READ or WRITE ‘CURSIVE’.

I think people are barking up the wrong tree with this cursive thing. It's obsolete. None of the kids around here (and this is a community with a high proportion of Ph.Ds) is learning "cursive". This includes a 14 year old girl I know who just started university. And others who aren't brilliant like her still manage to get and keep jobs. "Cursive" is a red herring.

24 posted on 07/21/2013 9:04:33 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: ridesthemiles
Your post #18 said it all very, very well.

Congratulations on speaking the TRUTH.

25 posted on 07/21/2013 2:25:26 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: VRW Conspirator

Come And Get It: USDA Pushes Food Stamps To Illegals

Welfare: Not content with having more Americans on food stamps than people in Spain, the Obama administration is ringing the dinner bell for illegal aliens. We’ll feed you and not check your status. As we wrote last July, just as food stamp use has skyrocketed here under President Obama, so have marketing efforts to Hispanics under a partnership with Mexico. We dubbed the program “Fat and Furious” after the administration’s gun-running program that also seemingly had worthy goals but had unclear motives and pernicious effects. “USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible...

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/042913-653966-usda-pushes-food-stamps-for-illegal-aliens.htm

USDA Flyer: We Don’t Check Immigration Status for Food Stamps

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/26/USDA-to-Illegal-Immigrants-You-Can-Qualify-for-Food-Stamps

good thing we’re not broke or anything.


26 posted on 07/21/2013 6:39:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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