Obama Boosts the Black Market in the Dominican Republic
July 28, 2013 by Leave a Comment
Obama’s free wheeling food stamps program has been quite a boon for the black marketers in the Dominican Republic. Relatives in the US buy food using food stamps and welfare checks and then ship the barrels off to the Dominican Republic. They also get formula, using their WIC cards and ship that too. Once there, the food and formula are sold at discount prices. A can of formula which sells for $25 in the US and $19 in Santiago, are sold for $15 in the street. And why not? It’s all profit.
Imagine that. Your tax dollars go to purchase food and formula, supposedly to the needy and it ends up in Santiago a few days later being sold to the benefit of the cheaters of our system. Not only that but one food stamp recipient told the New York Post that she and her sister go to a grocer in the Bronx (One of the boroughs of New York City) and exchange a $250 dollar charge to their EBT card for $200 in cash. Getting pissed yet?
Earlier this week, I reported that many people sent food to their relatives overseas, but it was later reported that these goods were being sold, which somehow seems worse. The other new information about stores buying EBT benefits are nothing really new. It’s a practice that is as old as the food stamp program itself. Seems to me we could save a lot of money by cutting the fraud alone. It would be interesting to know just how many tax dollars get shipped out of the country this way. Inquiring minds want to know.