Welfare Cash Withdrawn At Strip Clubs – Your Hard Earn Taxes!! – Taxpayer Wa$ted!

January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

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.

One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point  jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink  thongs.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down  temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside  after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to  be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no  stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside  the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy  money.

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