Via The New York Post:
The food-stamp program prohibits the purchase of booze, tobacco and lottery tickets with an EBT card. But with the cash-assistance program, users can blow money on strippers or a six-pack and to tap welfare dollars from liquor stores, casinos and adult-oriented establishments.
A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The New York Post through a Freedom of Information request, revealed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to withdraw 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, according to the Post investigation.
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