NY Post: Food stamps pays 4 "trans-At...

NY Post: Food stamps pays 4 "trans-Atlantic takeout"

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Serious

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jul 25, 2013
A startling New York Post headline proclaims some of the latest fraud and misuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): New York City food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti!
According to a Post exclusive, many Empire State residents participating in SNAP are using taxpayer dollars to fund "trans-Atlantic takeout." Reporters found: "Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas.... The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city." The Post also added that workers at a Brooklyn supermarket confirmed the practice, adding:
"Customers pay cash for the barrels, usually about $40, and typically ship them filled with $500 to $2,000 worth of rice, beans, pasta, canned milk and sausages.... They said food-stamp recipients typically take home their barrels and fill them gradually over time with food bought with EBT cards. When the tubs are full, the welfare users call a shipping company to pick them up and send them to the Caribbean for about $70." ++ Stop The Food Stamp Madness! As previously reported by Grassfire, SNAP enrollment has soared dramatically over the past two years. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a total of 101 million people (nearly one in three Americans) currently participate in at least one of the 15 food stamp programs currently offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion last year alone. While no right-thinking person is against helping those Americans who truly need it, the kind of fraud and misuse described in the New York Post article is rampant in SNAP. That's why Grassfire is empowering grassroots patriots, like you, to take action by doing two things: Action Item #1: Sign Our Petition by going here: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp
Grassfire is eager to rush tens of thousands of petitions to key House and Senate members, as a strong showing of grassroots support for aggressive reform of the food stamp program. As soon as we reach our goal of 50,000 petitions, Grassfire will hand-deliver them to Capitol Hill demanding accountability from the Obama administration over its out-of-control,$114-billion, taxpayer-funded giveaway. Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots calling on lawmakers to pursue meaningful SNAP reform. Take a moment to go here now and add your name to the national "Stop the Food Stamp Madness" petition: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp Action Item #2: Rally Your Friends And Family!
After signing the "Stop The Food Stamp Madness" petition, please forward this message to your friends and family members. Rally their support to oppose the Obama administration's effort to grow the program using our tax dollars. Urge fellow patriots to join with you and click here to sign the petition demanding that Congress take immediate action to reform SNAP! Thank you, in advance, for the stand you're taking.
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Obama expects YOU to cover the cost for his massive SNAP expansion, despite its widespread fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds. Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots who are fighting back by demanding meaningful food stamp reform. Sign our petition to "Stop the Food Stamp Madness" by clicking here now. www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp
US a WORLD BULLY

United States

#3 Jul 25, 2013
Come on you lack critical reasoning Skills...

Your evil US militarism Imperialists plunders other nations resources, and are world mass murderers,... only if you our Dumb Americans knew Why you nation become Rich because take more from the world than give back.
US a WORLD BULLY

Chicago, IL

#4 Jul 25, 2013
I'm an evil, smelly Somalian pirate nicknamed Chocolate Face. But you can also call me Babu.
US is WORLD BULLY

United States

#5 Jul 25, 2013
Do get your own screen name Poster Chicago. So you a Somalian out of Chicago. Who cares!
US is WORLD BULLY

Chicago, IL

#6 Jul 26, 2013
I'm an evil, smelly Somalian pirate nicknamed Chocolate Face. But you can also call me Babu.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Jul 26, 2013
Serious wrote:
A startling New York Post headline proclaims some of the latest fraud and misuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): New York City food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti!
According to a Post exclusive, many Empire State residents participating in SNAP are using taxpayer dollars to fund "trans-Atlantic takeout." Reporters found: "Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas.... The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city." The Post also added that workers at a Brooklyn supermarket confirmed the practice, adding:
"Customers pay cash for the barrels, usually about $40, and typically ship them filled with $500 to $2,000 worth of rice, beans, pasta, canned milk and sausages.... They said food-stamp recipients typically take home their barrels and fill them gradually over time with food bought with EBT cards. When the tubs are full, the welfare users call a shipping company to pick them up and send them to the Caribbean for about $70." ++ Stop The Food Stamp Madness! As previously reported by Grassfire, SNAP enrollment has soared dramatically over the past two years. A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a total of 101 million people (nearly one in three Americans) currently participate in at least one of the 15 food stamp programs currently offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion last year alone. While no right-thinking person is against helping those Americans who truly need it, the kind of fraud and misuse described in the New York Post article is rampant in SNAP. That's why Grassfire is empowering grassroots patriots, like you, to take action by doing two things: Action Item #1: Sign Our Petition by going here: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp
Grassfire is eager to rush tens of thousands of petitions to key House and Senate members, as a strong showing of grassroots support for aggressive reform of the food stamp program. As soon as we reach our goal of 50,000 petitions, Grassfire will hand-deliver them to Capitol Hill demanding accountability from the Obama administration over its out-of-control,$114-billion, taxpayer-funded giveaway. Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots calling on lawmakers to pursue meaningful SNAP reform. Take a moment to go here now and add your name to the national "Stop the Food Stamp Madness" petition: www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp Action Item #2: Rally Your Friends And Family!
After signing the "Stop The Food Stamp Madness" petition, please forward this message to your friends and family members. Rally their support to oppose the Obama administration's effort to grow the program using our tax dollars. Urge fellow patriots to join with you and click here to sign the petition demanding that Congress take immediate action to reform SNAP! Thank you, in advance, for the stand you're taking.
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Obama expects YOU to cover the cost for his massive SNAP expansion, despite its widespread fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds. Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots who are fighting back by demanding meaningful food stamp reform. Sign our petition to "Stop the Food Stamp Madness" by clicking here now. www.grassfire.com/982/petition.asp
Aren’t all New York Post headlines startling? Startling sells.

“Grassroots patriots” sounds like code for victims of Tea Party money, meaning neither grassroots nor patriots.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Jul 26, 2013
Pardon my cynicism, but...
FOLLOWthemoney

Pottstown, PA

#9 Aug 20, 2013
So these same families that can afford to "give" their welfare benefits away filling barrels with up to two thousand dollars of food can also pay 2000 dollars to have a relative smuggled.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-haitian-radio-...

Haitian relatives paying for illegal immigrant smuggling yet another CRIMINAL activity.

Where do these people get the money they actually live on. Is more going back and fourth in those barrels and incoming smugglers than food and immigrants?
FOLLOWthemoney

Pottstown, PA

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Here is the Haitian smuggling article.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/19/3460364...

The same Caribbean community is paying to ship containers overseas, hiring smugglers and paying for false documentation. All while supposedly poor enough to need/receive public assistance.
Knock off purse seller

Denver, CO

#11 Aug 20, 2013
You never gave a link to the post article so here it is......

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/it_on_y...

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