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(NYPost)   A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records shows that welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs. What the hell is a hooka parlor?   (nypost.com) divider line 323
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2013-01-06 08:05:32 AM
It's a parlor where they have hookahs.
 
2013-01-06 08:09:20 AM

St_Francis_P: It's a parlor where they have hookahs.


obviously. if you pay them money, you can fark them. everyone knows that
 
2013-01-06 08:13:01 AM

some_beer_drinker: St_Francis_P: It's a parlor where they have hookahs.

obviously. if you pay them money, you can fark them. everyone knows that


Most are too busy talking about how to spread their socialisms to fark the hookah.
 
2013-01-06 08:16:45 AM

Vodka Zombie: some_beer_drinker: St_Francis_P: It's a parlor where they have hookahs.

obviously. if you pay them money, you can fark them. everyone knows that

Most are too busy talking about how to spread their socialisms to fark the hookah.


Which is just as well, since most of the hookahs already have socialism transmitted diseases.
 
2013-01-06 08:27:49 AM

St_Francis_P: Vodka Zombie: some_beer_drinker: St_Francis_P: It's a parlor where they have hookahs.

obviously. if you pay them money, you can fark them. everyone knows that

Most are too busy talking about how to spread their socialisms to fark the hookah.

Which is just as well, since most of the hookahs already have socialism transmitted diseases.


yeah, stay away from the hookas with social disease. ew.
 
2013-01-06 08:32:56 AM

St_Francis_P: Which is just as well, since most of the hookahs already have socialism transmitted diseases.


We could have stopped the scourge of these plague-ridden hookas if not for the Obamacare.
 
2013-01-06 09:07:27 AM

vartian: St_Francis_P: Which is just as well, since most of the hookahs already have socialism transmitted diseases.

We could have stopped the scourge of these plague-ridden hookas if not for the Obamacare.


Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-01-06 09:26:46 AM
Don't we have better things to worry about?
 
2013-01-06 09:40:45 AM
Access to liquor and strippers is a human right. Why do you hateful Republicans think such things should be left to the rapacious plutocrats of the private sector?
 
2013-01-06 10:24:29 AM
IT'S NOT A HOOKA!
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-06 10:31:23 AM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-06 10:35:24 AM
Bankers and corporate CEOs like to party. Duh.
 
2013-01-06 10:54:10 AM
You can take out cash with EBT cards? I thought it was just a debit card you can use at the grocery store.
 
2013-01-06 11:01:43 AM
If you still have to buy porn in a store then you are truly poor.
 
2013-01-06 11:07:22 AM
Study was in Boston.
 
2013-01-06 11:10:59 AM

imapirate: You can take out cash with EBT cards? I thought it was just a debit card you can use at the grocery store.


If you get cash benefits, yes. They work at pretty much any ATM

/if you only get food stamps, they only work for food
 
2013-01-06 11:16:22 AM
From TFA:  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.

Oh noes!
 
2013-01-06 11:17:57 AM
Is it time once again to campaign against the poor so we don't notice the exponentially larger fraud by companies with GDP as big as some states.
 
2013-01-06 11:19:29 AM
Dozens out of 200 million transactions. This is an outrage!
 
2013-01-06 11:21:45 AM
tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com

Hooka?
 
2013-01-06 11:22:11 AM
Some people figure out how to game the system...Yawn
/To the Romero chopper
 
2013-01-06 11:34:35 AM
We need to ban poverty.
 
2013-01-06 11:36:58 AM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 480x360]


i see what you did there


LordOfThePings: [tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com image 412x344]

Hooka?


waitaminute, Harvey was real the whole time?
 
2013-01-06 11:37:26 AM
Know what liquor stores and those other places are are?

Small businesses, you dumb teabagger motherfarkers!

Isn't that what you idiots can't stop talking about? how "small businesses" and "job creators" drive the economy?
 
2013-01-06 11:38:07 AM

sammyk: Dozens out of 200 million transactions. This is an outrage!


Numeracy FTW
 
2013-01-06 11:38:27 AM
OMG **DOZENS** FROM A COUPLE HUNDRED MILLION
 
2013-01-06 11:39:06 AM
Lots of people won't be happy until the poor are ground into a slurry to feed to other slightly less poor people.
 
2013-01-06 11:39:06 AM
Without this waste, how would anyone vote for a Democrat?
 
2013-01-06 11:39:28 AM

ginandbacon: Don't we have better things to worry about?


How many of those transactions were Obama campaign contributions?
 
2013-01-06 11:41:13 AM
As a bootstrappy Republican, I take this news as a sign that all social assistance programs are obviously broken, and should be ended immediately. We should also put all of the poors in jail. Dozens out of 2 million? That's .0001% that this country can't afford.

[Seriously: an examination of the welfare system showed abuse by .0001%, assuming that by dozens we can safely say 200, and this is somehow an argument that the system is being abused?]
 
2013-01-06 11:41:13 AM

Nemo's Brother: Without this waste, how would anyone vote for a Democrat?


Because the GOP keeps opening their mouth?
 
2013-01-06 11:41:31 AM
Subby sounds like a rube.
 
2013-01-06 11:43:45 AM

sammyk: Dozens out of 200 million transactions. This is an outrage!


It's the NY Post. They're perpetually in Ed Anger mode.
 
2013-01-06 11:45:28 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 480x360]

i see what you did there


Ironically I own a hooka. It sits in the second floor. It lives upstairs from me. I know I've seen it before.
 
2013-01-06 11:46:09 AM
So, punish the ones cheating the system and move....What's that? None of those purchases violate any laws in any way?

Oh. Well, in that case, what the fark do I care what they do with their enormous monthly payment of $150 dollars?

If they want to waste it on hookers and porn, then other than saying that they've got the makings of a fine Republican, I don't really care.
 
2013-01-06 11:46:10 AM
Rich people convincing middle class people that poor people are the cause of their problems.
 
2013-01-06 11:46:17 AM
And some of them have refrigerators!

/This is why the uber-wealthy can't have nice things.
 
2013-01-06 11:46:20 AM

gameshowhost: OMG **DOZENS** FROM A COUPLE HUNDRED MILLION


But you dont understand, they can use a full page semi-girl and a snappy headline about poor people then it because hundreds of dozens out of a couple million!
 
2013-01-06 11:47:25 AM
Remember when "people are unemployed because they want to be!"?

Good times, good times....
 
2013-01-06 11:47:36 AM

Fart_Machine: sammyk: Dozens out of 200 million transactions. This is an outrage!

It's the NY Post. They're perpetually in Ed Anger mode.


Guess they couldn't get any pictures of anyone getting run over by a train yesterday.
 
2013-01-06 11:48:09 AM
this NY Post "exclusive" is at least 8 months old.

Link
 
2013-01-06 11:48:35 AM

Jake Havechek: Remember when "people are unemployed because they want to be!"?

Good times, good times....


Of course they want to be--being poor ain't nothin' but porn and lobsters, porn and lobsters.
 
2013-01-06 11:49:22 AM

WTF Indeed: ginandbacon: Don't we have better things to worry about?

How many of those transactions were Obama campaign contributions?


LOL!
 
2013-01-06 11:49:54 AM

dumbobruni: this NY Post "exclusive" is at least 8 months old.

Link


"Welfare abuse runs deep." Sigh.
 
2013-01-06 11:50:08 AM

W. T. Fark: From TFA:  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.

Oh noes!


Wow.  They never change their tune.  I remember the "Chicago Welfare Queen" story conservatives used to tell of the mythical woman who used her food stamps to buy oranges and her "change" to buy vodka, of course proving that all poor people were ripping off the great U, S of A.

I also remember back in the 90's, a big city (I think it was San Francisco) implemented a multi-million dollar finger imaging system for general assistance recipients to catch the supposed rampant welfare fraud.  After running the first batch of data, instead of saving money, they found that benefits had been underpaid to recipients based on the criteria at the time.

Demonizing the poor never goes out of style.
 
2013-01-06 11:50:43 AM
This is a hooka:
i271.photobucket.com

Looks vaguely Middle Eastern. Which we all know means "terrorist". So ... everyone who receives Electronic Benefits is getting secret messages from their Terrorist masters! And there are 911 characters in the word "irritablebowelsyndrome" so that means I have a column due in sixteen minutes and WHERE ARE MY XANAX?

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
 
2013-01-06 11:51:05 AM
As long as we expect all poor people to live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, they will continue to disappoint us.
 
2013-01-06 11:51:15 AM
Now lets review congressional expense receipts and freebees.
 
2013-01-06 11:51:16 AM
Also, I like hookahs. They are very relaxing and enjoyable. And they cement social ties.
 
2013-01-06 11:51:26 AM
Who gives a shiat how they spend the money? If you are giving away money, don't tell them how you think they need to spend it. I hate it when people give money to panhandlers and say, "Don't use it to by booze." Go fark yourself. They could probably use a drink.
 
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