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Back to school spree: Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state
NYDailyNews.com ^ | 08/12/09 | Arianna Davis, Joe Jackson, Michael Roberts

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: backtoschool; bho44; federalspending; soros; welfarestate

"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."

1 posted on 08/12/2009 5:51:30 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

what happened to 5.00 dollars and a ham sandwich to vote
democratic?


2 posted on 08/12/2009 5:54:46 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Abathar

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.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 5:55:16 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Abathar

You forgot the barf alert.


4 posted on 08/12/2009 5:56:17 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Abathar

“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?


5 posted on 08/12/2009 5:56:25 AM PDT by Made In The USA (BO stinks.)
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To: Abathar

” 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.....


6 posted on 08/12/2009 5:57:09 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Abathar

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.


7 posted on 08/12/2009 5:59:49 AM PDT by Sparko ("Reporting dissent is the highest form of patriotism! "- - Barack Obama in his dreams.)
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To: Abathar

Hopefully the retailers and check cashers raised their fees accordingly.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 6:02:33 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Yeah, thought of it after I hit the post button.


9 posted on 08/12/2009 6:02:34 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
"It's free money!" said Alecia Rumph

No Alecia, it's stolen money.

10 posted on 08/12/2009 6:09:20 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Abathar

Post withdrawn to avoid any accusations of racism by flag@whitehouse.gov.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 6:11:38 AM PDT by GnL
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To: Abathar

Were non-persons-of-color under-represented?

(See tagline.)


12 posted on 08/12/2009 6:14:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Uncle Ike

“artificially inflate otherwise lackluster ‘back-to-school’ sales “

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!


13 posted on 08/12/2009 6:14:26 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

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.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 6:28:40 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Sparko

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.


15 posted on 08/12/2009 6:28:55 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: paulycy
non-persons-of-color

What's a non-person?

16 posted on 08/12/2009 6:30:35 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: bgill
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.

Yep! They should have handed out vouchers, but then, it isn't their money.

17 posted on 08/12/2009 6:40:18 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Abathar
"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.

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.

18 posted on 08/12/2009 6:42:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Abathar
"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.

*ahem* You're Welcome!

19 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jaidyn

They didn’t learn much from the Katrina $2000.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 6:43:53 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: HIDEK6
What's a non-person?

According to 0bamacare a non-person is an unborn child, a non-government socialized post-birth child or someone older than retirement age, or who is disabled, male, conservative or white.

What I meant to say in my original post was (NON(person-of-color)). ;0)

21 posted on 08/12/2009 6:44:56 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Abathar

Throwing more cake crumbs to the peasants, eh?

Why not bring jobs back to the US so people don’t have to live in poverty on the governments largesse?

No to government crumbs! Yes to jobs!


22 posted on 08/12/2009 6:46:29 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: bgill

The Obama-Soros Liquor & Check-Cashing Re-investment Act of 2009.

If the money can be used on whatever why the babble about school supplies. Just call it “Free Money” like the people standing in line. I’d love to see August sales charts from the local liquor stores. There are plenty of otherwise liberals that agree no strings attached cash handouts to the poor are an ineffective way to combat poverty. The crazy thing is that if you paid one of these welfare recipients $200 to stand in line for Shakespeare in Park tickets for you they’d accuse you of exploitation but creating long lines at the crummy check-cashing joints is a considered a noble deed.


23 posted on 08/12/2009 6:47:54 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: Dr. Ursus
what happened to 5.00 dollars and a ham sandwich to vote democratic?

Back in the old 1st Ward days in Chicago it was only a beer and a cheap cigar. Now inflation has really taken its toll.

24 posted on 08/12/2009 6:48:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BillF

“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.”


25 posted on 08/12/2009 6:50:32 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Abathar

Gosh, remember the Hearst/Symbionese Liberation Army cheese giveaways?


26 posted on 08/12/2009 7:05:26 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: staytrue
“It’s free money!”

Gosh, if the guy got a job at Burger King he could make almost twice that every week.

27 posted on 08/12/2009 7:07:41 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: bgill

HD Tv sales will spike in New York.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 7:11:08 AM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: Callahan
"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."

That is such an insensitive remark. You should be ashamed.

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. Why limit it to beer? Some shoppers might prefer wine.

29 posted on 08/12/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT by Sparko ("Reporting dissent is the highest form of patriotism! "- - Barack Obama in his dreams.)
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To: Abathar
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.

It won't even come close to covering the increase in cigarette tax for the them and their kids.

30 posted on 08/12/2009 7:45:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: dynachrome

Momma’s going to get new nails and a weave thanks to Obama.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 7:47:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: HIDEK6

anyone whose skin is lighter than Obama’s


32 posted on 08/12/2009 7:50:27 AM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL. That, too!


33 posted on 08/12/2009 7:54:25 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Abathar
I guess a chicken for every pot isn't enough anymore! Wow, that George Soros, what a guy!!!! ::rolls eyeballs clear to the back of my head::

I do wish they'd issue barf alerts with this sort of thing though:

"Thank God for Obama. He's looking out for us." BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!
34 posted on 08/12/2009 10:35:58 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Made In The USA
Hint hint:

OBAMA IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS, AND SOROS IS BEHIND OBAMA!

That is all you need to know. These people are being played like a fine violin.
35 posted on 08/12/2009 10:37:25 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Abathar
“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.

another successful govt program......................
36 posted on 08/12/2009 10:40:32 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: pillut48

LOL!


37 posted on 08/12/2009 10:48:36 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: PeterPrinciple

It would be interesting to know how many of these kids will still show up without uniforms or book bags or anything else required.

I wonder if the school will even question all these parents who just got a new flat screen on sale at Walmarts and a few cartons of cigarettes.


38 posted on 08/12/2009 10:51:32 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

BTTT


39 posted on 08/12/2009 1:09:30 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: Abathar

Call me crazy, but this is a good thing. As long as the parents spend it on the kids.

All the kids upstate balance out racially the kids on welfare in NYC. (Seems some of you are upset about what color the kids are who will have new clothes and shoes.)

$200 per kid is not a whole lot of money. At least the kids can go back to school with a new pair of shoes, one new outfit, and a new backpack.

I remember when Pat Robertson’s organization used to do this for poor kids down south. I sent donations.

Don’t begrudge the children who will benefit from this. The kids didn’t ask to be born, or to be in a welfare family.


40 posted on 08/12/2009 1:19:02 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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"$200 per kid is not a whole lot of money. At least the kids can go back to school with a new pair of shoes, one new outfit, and a new backpack."

First off you are assuming that the money is going for that. I'm quite sure that everyone interviewed crossed their hearts and hoped to die that this money was only going to be used for their children's school needs. And as far as Mr. Robertson's organization that you donated to, it was just that, a donation that you chose to make to a great charity who guaranteed that the money went to where it was suppose to. This is mine and your tax dollars given out to a select group with no checks or balances on what amounts to an honor system. I think it is nothing but a handout for votes especially when it is put on what amounts to a state credit card that can be retrieved as cash.

41 posted on 08/12/2009 1:59:07 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
They don't look underfed.


42 posted on 08/12/2009 3:37:51 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Nope, and every single one of them is waiting in line for that cash just so they can spend it on school supplies...


43 posted on 08/12/2009 6:24:05 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: wilco200
Buy off the poor to rise up against the working class

I got news for you: the working class is THE base of Chavez, Ahamdenijad, and Hamas's support (although the latter also has the support of the petit bourgeosie as well). The proles are the base of most left-wing movements. While we have many white protestant proles in the South who vote GOP for cultural reasons, the "working class" in my neck of the woods votes Dem.

More like rise up against the bourgeosie. Leave the "working class" to the socialists...

44 posted on 08/15/2009 5:38:23 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Sparko
Why limit it to beer? Some shoppers might prefer wine.

What's the word?: THUNDERBIRD!!!

45 posted on 08/15/2009 5:39:50 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Callahan
Actually, the Da Silva administration has been giving block grants to the poor instead of sending it via Social Security. It turned out the SS bureaucracy in Brazil was skimming so much off the top that the final benefit check was rather small.

I have no problem with no strings attached, I just don't want said people to whine when they have a $500 peacoat yet no apartment.

46 posted on 08/15/2009 5:41:58 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: OpusatFR

Why not encourage the underclass and the schlub-class to have less children, while also deporting every single illegal in this country? Prevent the fatsos from breeding, and we will have a better nation.


47 posted on 08/15/2009 5:43:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Thunderbird, a classic wine, it rivals the finest of the premier cru classé de Château Margaux.

And don’t forget, Champipple, a fine blend of Ripple and ginger ale and Cripple, Cream Soda and Ripple, courtesy Redd Foxx as Sanford.


48 posted on 08/15/2009 7:27:47 PM PDT by Sparko (It's the Economy, Stupid!)
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