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Whats wrong with America
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/isle_...A9o2oS505L


I can't wait to hear what a few people have to say about this.

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The black-market maven even takes her customers’ requests for hot-ticket items. Her best-sellers include a 19-ounce box of Frosted Flakes, which goes for $6.50 at Dominican supermarkets. She sells it for $2 less — after her sister buys it on sale for $2.99.

But because the sister uses her Electronic Benefit Transfer card, she actually pays nothing — taxpayers foot the $2.99.

Maria-Teresa also offers a 24-ounce Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box for $2, compared to the $4 Dominican counterpart.

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08-01-2013 01:28 PM
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I am pretty sure it's a big crime if the store refunds certain % in cash.

But I don't think there is anyway to stop them selling what they already bought from the store.
08-01-2013 02:16 PM
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Wow. That's a crazy story. Can't believe people would stoop that low to avoid work.
08-01-2013 02:23 PM
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(08-01-2013 01:28 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/isle_...A9o2oS505L


I can't wait to hear what a few people have to say about this.

I'm surprised people still read the NY Post, lol.

But, this is old news. The original article talked about New York food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/it...AjDVC9isjM
08-01-2013 02:28 PM
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Halliburton made billions of dollars in no-bid contracts on a war started by its former CEO and you're saying that this is what's wrong with America?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not approving. But how much taxpayer money does Booz Allen get providing analysts to read your email?
08-01-2013 02:30 PM
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(08-01-2013 02:30 PM)j r Wrote:  Halliburton made billions of dollars in no-bid contracts on a war started by its former CEO and you're saying that this is what's wrong with America?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not approving. But how much taxpayer money does Booz Allen get providing analysts to read your email?

They're different aspects of the same problem: a bloated welfare and warfare state.
08-01-2013 02:43 PM
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Crimes and fraud committed by little people are always 1000x more visible than those committed by corporations. Poor people are so easy to hate on (they're dumb, they're lazy, they're bad (often true)), but the guy in a suit is doing orders of magnitude worse damage.
08-01-2013 03:16 PM
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Welfare + 0 social capital = this
08-01-2013 03:18 PM
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I just laughed at this. Another way people try to make money through loopholes in the system.

It could be worse but its still a shame.

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08-01-2013 03:22 PM
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No different than people trading their EBT card for "less cash" in order to buy alcohol and ciggs or drugs.
smdh
08-01-2013 03:28 PM
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RE: Whats wrong with America
pennies in the jar compared to the amazing medicare billing scams that exist/existed. The truly great scams are the ones picked up on by organized crime.

The premise works that if person A on medicare goes to legitimate or fraudulent clinic B. Clinic B bills medicare for a procedure that never happened and gives a kickback to person A. Person A doesn't care because they have no stake in the insurance, this has to be happening in Canada too but canada's healthcare system is being milked by everyone anyway.

See also old people getting prescribed medical equipment for no good reason then selling it on ebay.

Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? Psalm 2:1 KJV
08-01-2013 05:37 PM
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RE: Whats wrong with America
At the root of all of these things is one cause: a sense that everyone from the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and Countrywide Mortgage to your local crack whore is grabbing everything they can get from the government.

The difference is that the crack whore will get prosecuted for her $2563 of welfare fraud, while the $256,300,000,000 frauds of the CEOs will not be criminally prosecuted.

A corollary of this is when a guy like Snowden, who enlisted for the Special Forces, feels like he has to flee the country in order to uphold his oath to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

It's called a loss of faith.
08-02-2013 01:25 AM
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When Jon Corzine is in jail, these "welfare queen" stories will outrage me:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blo...n-20120424

When are those LIBOR prosecutions coming? LIBOR was a scandal measured in hundreds of trillions of dollars.
08-02-2013 01:44 AM
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(08-02-2013 01:44 AM)MikeCF Wrote:  When Jon Corzine is in jail, these "welfare queen" stories will outrage me:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blo...n-20120424

When are those LIBOR prosecutions coming? LIBOR was a scandal measured in hundreds of trillions of dollars.

They're making a big deal about the civil fraud judgment against the "Fabulous Fab" on the Abacus scam.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg...701532.php

This was a $1 billion fraud. About as clear a case as you can get.

But the government only sued him in civil court. No criminal prosecution. If he was a NY street peddler trying to pass fake Rolexes off as real, he'd be in jail.
08-02-2013 03:58 AM
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(08-02-2013 03:58 AM)Sp5 Wrote:  They're making a big deal about the civil fraud judgment against the "Fabulous Fab" on the Abacus scam.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg...701532.php

This was a $1 billion fraud. About as clear a case as you can get.

But the government only sued him in civil court. No criminal prosecution. If he was a NY street peddler trying to pass fake Rolexes off as real, he'd be in jail.

Yep. Perfect example. Guys are worried about welfare fraud when there is fraud going on that is hundreds-of-thousands of times worse.
08-02-2013 04:07 AM
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