Skip to comments.Back to school spree: Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state
Posted on 08/12/2009 5:51:29 AM PDT by Abathar
A $200 back-to-school giveaway for needy kids sparked a mad rush for money on the streets of New York on Tuesday.
"It's free money!" said Alecia Rumph, 26, who waited in a Morris Park, Bronx, line 300 people deep for the cash to buy uniforms and book bags for her two kids.
"Thank God for Obama. He's looking out for us."
Thousands of people lined up at banks and check-cashing shops to withdraw the cash that magically appeared on their electronic benefit cards.
Some rushed out because of rumors the money would vanish by the end of the day.
"Rumors, there's always rumors," said Teresa Medina, who waited four hours at a Pay-O-Matic in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, to get $600 for her three teenagers - just in case they were true.
The no-strings-attached money went to families receiving food stamps or welfare.
Every child between 3 and 17 was eligible for $200, which worked out to 813,845 kids across the state - including 498,866 in the city.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
"Billionaire George Soros speaks at P.S. 208 in Harlem where he announced a $35 million gift for low-income families in New York to purchase supplies and clothing for the new school year."
what happened to 5.00 dollars and a ham sandwich to vote
Same tactics used by Hamas, Amanutjob, Chavez etc. Buy off the poor to rise up against the working class. This is going to get ugly.
You forgot the barf alert.
“Thank God for Obama. He’s looking out for us.”
Are you kidding me?! Did the money come out of Mr. Obama’s checking account? Did he work for it? How about some thanks to the taxpayers?
I’m waaaaaay all in favor for helping the needy, I make donations and put cash in the envelope at Church. I don’t expect to be known for what I do, I don’t expect a thank you. But to credit Obama for this crap?
” Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state “
.... artificially inflate otherwise lackluster ‘back-to-school’ sales to create the illusion of ‘green shoots’...
There - fixed it.....
My tax payer dollars must be burning a hole in Obama’s pockets.
This is surreal, but a taste of things to come. File under vote buying, vote payoffs, repayments, redistribution of income, and reparations.
Hopefully the retailers and check cashers raised their fees accordingly.
Yeah, thought of it after I hit the post button.
No Alecia, it's stolen money.
Post withdrawn to avoid any accusations of racism by email@example.com.
Were non-persons-of-color under-represented?
“artificially inflate otherwise lackluster back-to-school sales “
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!
That should buy a lot of beer, drugs and smokes. The kids won’t see a dime. But hey, it’s just the taxpayers’ dollars down the drain again.
They should have given these folks $212 so they could enjoy a 6-pack of beer after a hard day of shopping for book bags and school uniforms.
What's a non-person?
Yep! They should have handed out vouchers, but then, it isn't their money.
The chant of the liberal slaves as they worship at the feet of their Gods, Soros and Bozo the WH clown, "Free Money, Free Money, Free Money!", ignoring the fact it is only free to them, not to the people having to foot the bill for their vote bribes.
*ahem* You're Welcome!
They didn’t learn much from the Katrina $2000.
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