Monday, August 24, 2009

And Paterson wonders why he's unpopular...

From the NY Daily Balance:

The number of New Yorkers getting food stamps has hit a 15-year high, thanks to an aggressive effort by state and NYC officials to seek out new recipients by mining government databanks for anyone who might be eligible.

The number of food stanmp recipients jumped 25 percent just since last year, and more than 1.5 million New Yorkers are getting the benefit, the highest since then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani led a crackdown as part of welfare reform.

That was then. This is now.

Gov. Paterson and his Democrat allies in the Senate and Assembly have been systematically dismantling those reforms to encourage more New Yorkers to get on the dole.

They already wiped out an antifraud fingerprinting provision that heped trim welfare rolls to historic lows by purging double dippers.

As part of this year’s budget, they loosened the workfare requirements so full-time college students could collect a welfare check while attending classes.

This month, Paterson unilaterally decided to use $140 million in deferal stimulus money (that’s supposed to create jobs) to give generous back-to-school bonuses to welfare moms, with no accountability and without even telling them what the money was for.

It's called tweeding.


Anonymous said...

The grandiose Escusate - I AM BLACK. I can do no wrong but if you think it is wrong, it is bc I AM BLACK.

There is no discussion of issues anymore, journalists contact the most hateful, vitriolic, black activist to hear them call anyone, any person, any idea, anY notion, or anything that is anti-Obama as RACIST.

I am a racist. By their definition. I know I am not one in the objective sense of the word. But dont let the word intimidate you from doing what u need to do.

Anonymous said...

Alerting desperate families legitimately in need that help is available is one thing, but dismantling programs to keep stamps out of the hands of scammers is outrageous.

No one should starve in the streets in America, but thieves take from both government and the impoverished alike.

Programs are meant to help people through a temporary bad patch, not be a preferred way of life.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I am a full-time college student and I am hungry. Time to sign up! Thanks to the tax payers at QUeens crap so that I can eat.

BTW I GET FILL FINANCIAL AID AND I DON'T PAY A DIME! They also give me a $2,000 check every symester!!!


Anonymous said...

Paterson doesn't wonder about any such thing. He has convinced himself that he is unpopular because he is black, and no other reason, and he is satisfied with that all-too-conveinent conclusion. Race card sharks like Paterson just don't get it, and they never will.

Anonymous said...

Peasants, King Bloomberg states Paterson is doing great job. King Bloomberg is never wrong. :0

Anonymous said...

I now refer to the state government as Hooters because of all the boobs that you can find there!

Anonymous said...

Babbling Blindman....

Anonymous said...

He apparently is doing all he can to award and reward his own kind. It's blatant abuse of office and believes the voters who do not benefit are blindfolded.

What is he thinking? Last chance to show loyalty to the old clubhouse supporter of his dad cronies?

Anonymous said...

Saturday night live does a perfect impression of Paterson. I almost doubled over. What a legacy for the Governors Mansion-Spitzer and now Patterson.