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SarasotaRepub
07-28-2013, 11:07 AM
By ISABEL VINCENT and KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Last Updated: 6:30 AM, July 28, 2013
Posted: 11:49 PM, July 27, 2013


Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.

Last week, The Post revealed how New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels to poor relatives in the Caribbean.

But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. The Post last week found two people hawking barrels of American products for a profit on the streets of Santiago.

“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.



LINKY (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/isle_take_that_welfare_scam_VBsTspIxia2GA9o2oS505L )

Elspeth
07-28-2013, 11:40 AM
“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.

No, it just costs the rest of us. But this is what happens when government becomes the tooth fairy.

Artois
07-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Tis shameful when good intentions are misused for personal gain.

Elspeth
07-28-2013, 03:47 PM
Tis shameful when good intentions are misused for personal gain.

Whose good intentions?

NJCardFan
07-28-2013, 11:44 PM
Tis shameful when good intentions are misused for personal gain.
And this surprises you in some way? Also, taking from someone who earned it and just giving it to someone who did not is not good intentions.

Artois
07-29-2013, 07:48 AM
And this surprises you in some way? Also, taking from someone who earned it and just giving it to someone who did not is not good intentions.

No, people are people, there's always going to be those taking advantage of others.