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Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

7th January 2013

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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.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready ATMs on its Web site.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

One Response to “Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores”

  1. RealRick Says:

    When the gov’t handed out all those prepaid Mastercards to Katrina “victims”, strip clubs turned out to be their #1 purchase location.

    That may be why all the Sandy “victims” are pissed about aid delays. All those poor girls working their way through college need that cash.