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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Jan 7, 2013
Look at that. In New York, another Democrat state, the Obamabots use their welfare payments just like they do here in Minnesota.

Ain't life wonderful when you can spend other people's money?

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Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops

By KATE BRIQUELET

Last Updated: 10:03 AM, January 7, 2013
Posted: 1:47 AM, January 6, 2013

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

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.

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.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy money.

“This is morally scandalous,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.“I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”

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The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.

The Post found dozens of pubs, nightclubs and tobacco shops where welfare dough was dispensed — and presumably spent.

The Boiler Room, a gay dive bar in the East Village, had $120 and $60 transactions a minute apart on Jan. 17, 2011. The bar is around the corner from a Bank of America that takes EBT cards.

West Village tobacco shop Shisha International had EBT transactions ranging from $40 to $180 in 2011. The store is near at least two EBT-friendly ATMs.

Legislative efforts to crack down on sinful spending have fallen short.
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The Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare reform, because its more liberal members think the measures “hurt the poor,” Libous said. If the bill remains stalled, the state stands to lose $120 million in federal welfare funding.
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A spokesman with the US Department of Health and Human Services said states make their own rules on EBT cards.
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A rep from OTDA, New York’s welfare office, said the state does not choose or regulate which retailers get ATMs that handle EBTs. Instead, retailers decide whether to use an ATM that accepts welfare cards.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 7, 2013
Nice use of money for "the essentials". I expect slewsie to come on soon and defend this just like he defended sexual and violent movies for sex offender inmates.
it is called socialism

United States

#3 Jan 7, 2013
barry soetoro and his muslim socialst liberal ideas, the good news is that it will fail, it always has, you have to stop spending other peoples money.

__________ socialist have never delivered any solutions.
Smart Liberal wrote:
Look at that. In New York, another Democrat state, the Obamabots use their welfare payments just like they do here in Minnesota.
Ain't life wonderful when you can spend other people's money?
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Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops
By KATE BRIQUELET
Last Updated: 10:03 AM, January 7, 2013
Posted: 1:47 AM, January 6, 2013
They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
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.
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.
Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside the club in December 2011.
Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy money.
“This is morally scandalous,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.“I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”
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The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
The Post found dozens of pubs, nightclubs and tobacco shops where welfare dough was dispensed — and presumably spent.
The Boiler Room, a gay dive bar in the East Village, had $120 and $60 transactions a minute apart on Jan. 17, 2011. The bar is around the corner from a Bank of America that takes EBT cards.
West Village tobacco shop Shisha International had EBT transactions ranging from $40 to $180 in 2011. The store is near at least two EBT-friendly ATMs.
Legislative efforts to crack down on sinful spending have fallen short.
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.
.
The Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare reform, because its more liberal members think the measures “hurt the poor,” Libous said. If the bill remains stalled, the state stands to lose $120 million in federal welfare funding.
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A spokesman with the US Department of Health and Human Services said states make their own rules on EBT cards.
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.
.
A rep from OTDA, New York’s welfare office, said the state does not choose or regulate which retailers get ATMs that handle EBTs. Instead, retailers decide whether to use an ATM that accepts welfare cards.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Jan 7, 2013
non-starter wrote:
Nice use of money for "the essentials". I expect slewsie to come on soon and defend this just like he defended sexual and violent movies for sex offender inmates.
I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Wonder which statements will be misconstrued and twisted this time. Or maybe just a straight out bashing of SL and how he didn't show up at the mythical dojo.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Jan 7, 2013
Pretend welfare is tied to any political party, it demonstrates your stupidity PERFECTLY... As for cantgetitup, GET OFF YOUR KNEES AND ACT LIKE A MAN...
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 7, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Look at that. In New York, another Democrat state, the Obamabots use their welfare payments just like they do here in Minnesota.
Ain't life wonderful when you can spend other people's money?
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Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops
By KATE BRIQUELET
Last Updated: 10:03 AM, January 7, 2013
Posted: 1:47 AM, January 6, 2013
They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.
Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.
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.
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.
Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside the club in December 2011.
Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy money.
“This is morally scandalous,” said Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.“I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”
.
.
.
The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
The Post found dozens of pubs, nightclubs and tobacco shops where welfare dough was dispensed — and presumably spent.
The Boiler Room, a gay dive bar in the East Village, had $120 and $60 transactions a minute apart on Jan. 17, 2011. The bar is around the corner from a Bank of America that takes EBT cards.
West Village tobacco shop Shisha International had EBT transactions ranging from $40 to $180 in 2011. The store is near at least two EBT-friendly ATMs.
Legislative efforts to crack down on sinful spending have fallen short.
.
.
.
The Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare reform, because its more liberal members think the measures “hurt the poor,” Libous said. If the bill remains stalled, the state stands to lose $120 million in federal welfare funding.
.
.
.
A spokesman with the US Department of Health and Human Services said states make their own rules on EBT cards.
.
.
.
A rep from OTDA, New York’s welfare office, said the state does not choose or regulate which retailers get ATMs that handle EBTs. Instead, retailers decide whether to use an ATM that accepts welfare cards.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_...
When the reichwing having nothing else to talk about they can always play the welfare card,but they will never mention anything about corporate welfare,ever never also the new york is just another rupert murdock tabloid rag!
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 7, 2013
When ever the reichwing don't have anything to talk about,they rerun the welfare card,but they will never ever run the corporate welfare card
besides the new york post is just another one of rupert murdock tabloid rag.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#8 Jan 7, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
Look at that. In New York, another Democrat state, the Obamabots use their welfare payments just like they do here in Minnesota.
Ain't life wonderful when you can spend other people's money?
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The Assembly typically doesn’t support welfare reform, because its more liberal members think the measures “hurt the poor,” Libous said. If the bill remains stalled, the state stands to lose $120 million in federal welfare funding.
.
.
.
A spokesman with the US Department of Health and Human Services said states make their own rules on EBT cards.
.
.
.
A rep from OTDA, New York’s welfare office, said the state does not choose or regulate which retailers get ATMs that handle EBTs. Instead, retailers decide whether to use an ATM that accepts welfare cards.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_...
Lots of buck passing going on here. But it all comes down to how much federal funding they can grab. The more stuff they buy, the more money they get from the feds. It has nothing to do with "hurting the poor". Unless you are referring to hurting their feelings by making them feel bad about being poor by not letting them get cash and give it to their favorite bartender or stripper.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Or writing of their favorite dressage horsie, huh ???

Poor cantgetitup, when reality strikes the stereotypes look PLENTY STUPID... LMAOROTGFU~!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#10 Jan 7, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>When the reichwing having nothing else to talk about they can always play the welfare card,but they will never mention anything about corporate welfare,ever never also the new york is just another rupert murdock tabloid rag!
Another asinine comment from the fake black guy.

I am the one that put this thread up talking about the Obama supporters loving to spend other people's money.

I am also one of the biggest critics of corporate welfare.

Obama is one of the biggest supporters of corporate welfare.

You are an ignorant fool for not knowing that the Dems and Obama are the biggest supporters of corporate welfare. What the hell do you call Obama's Stimulus program? It was one of the biggest welfare scams ever.

Who were the big backers of the Twinkies new ballpark? Who was behind the building of Excel Energy Center? Who backed the Queens new Taj Mahal?

DEMOCRATS! Democrats love corporate welfare when it goes to their chosen ones.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Corporate WELFARE ??? Sorry pal, you're a partisan putz, so DUMB...IT HERTZ !

Or writing off their favorite dressage horsie, huh ???

Poor cantgetitup, when reality strikes the stereotypes look PLENTY STUPID... LMAOROTGFU~!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#12 Jan 7, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Another asinine comment from the fake black guy.
I am the one that put this thread up talking about the Obama supporters loving to spend other people's money.
I am also one of the biggest critics of corporate welfare.
Obama is one of the biggest supporters of corporate welfare.
You are an ignorant fool for not knowing that the Dems and Obama are the biggest supporters of corporate welfare. What the hell do you call Obama's Stimulus program? It was one of the biggest welfare scams ever.
Who were the big backers of the Twinkies new ballpark? Who was behind the building of Excel Energy Center? Who backed the Queens new Taj Mahal?
DEMOCRATS! Democrats love corporate welfare when it goes to their chosen ones.
B I N G O !!!!!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#13 Jan 7, 2013
Senior center bravado, from the guy on your knees, whenever SL "asks" ??? LMAOROTFU~ SO, you visit my city frequently, but couldn't make a dojo meeting UNTIL YOUR BALLS DESCEND ?? Funny, you've been claiming you left, but now you're just ALWAYS frightened, huh ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

United States

#14 Jan 7, 2013
Listen all you kracker kocks. I can use my EBT card anywhere I want. If I wanna go see a fat jigger ho and I gots some money on my welfare card then I can. This is 'Merika. I can do what I want, it's my money.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#15 Jan 7, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>B I N G O !!!!!
Actually, this response if targeted towards the fake black guy and the fake Seattle resident. But you are a far more intelligent poster, therefore, it is tagged after your last response.

The freakin' Huffington Post says Obama is the King of Corporate Welfare. And every good liberal says that when the Huffington Post says it, it is 100% TRUE.

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Barack Obama: King Of Corporate Welfare

Updated: 05/25/11 02:15 PM ET

No matter what else he achieves or where he falls short, Barack Obama can lay claim to the title of King of Corporate Subsidies.

Using any of a variety of measures, the Obama administration has broken all records in the distribution of taxpayer dollars to American businesses, primarily banks, automobile manufacturers and insurance companies.

The tidal wave of dollar bills has stunned folks on all sides of the political spectrum.

David Arkush, director of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen's Congress Watch, told the Huffington Post, "In the form they have taken to date, the bailouts appear to be classic corporate welfare: As best we can tell, the government is giving astonishing amounts of money to private corporations and demanding far too little in return."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/25/bara...

Due to the length of the article, I only included the first 4 paragraphs. However, I suggest every Lib reads this piece. Then come back and let's discuss Obama's position on Corporate Welfare.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#16 Jan 7, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>When the reichwing having nothing else to talk about they can always play the welfare card,but they will never mention anything about corporate welfare,ever never also the new york is just another rupert murdock tabloid rag!
First, what do you consider corporate welfare? Second, what party gives more corporate welfare?
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#17 Jan 7, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Another asinine comment from the fake black guy.
I am the one that put this thread up talking about the Obama supporters loving to spend other people's money.
I am also one of the biggest critics of corporate welfare.
Obama is one of the biggest supporters of corporate welfare.
You are an ignorant fool for not knowing that the Dems and Obama are the biggest supporters of corporate welfare. What the hell do you call Obama's Stimulus program? It was one of the biggest welfare scams ever.
Who were the big backers of the Twinkies new ballpark? Who was behind the building of Excel Energy Center? Who backed the Queens new Taj Mahal?
DEMOCRATS! Democrats love corporate welfare when it goes to their chosen ones.
When talking about corporate welfare it is almost criminal to forget about GM.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 7, 2013
First, do your own research, second/third corporate welfare isn't strictly a partisan problem and you're a proven liar...

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#19 Jan 7, 2013
non-starter wrote:
Nice use of money for "the essentials". I expect slewsie to come on soon and defend this just like he defended sexual and violent movies for sex offender inmates.
Well, Honey Slew Slew did not disappoint. Even mentioned the mythical dojo but instead of directing towards SL, it deflected towards NOTA.
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 7, 2013
KSTP found a black gal who used her EBT card in a casino. Minnesota was to investigate it.

Remember the EBT card was invented in good old Minnesota, the BRAINPOWER state.

IMHO, people in welfare shouldn't get anything from Government that is negotiable. NO food stamps, NO EBT, NO rent checks, NO emergency grants, NO education grants, NO medical grants, NOTHING!

They get free prepared consumable food just like the military, free houseing just like the military, free medical just like the military.

If they want more then they go to work!

Work doesn't hurt, but it does cut into Ho time, crime time, drug time, sit around time, etc...

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