Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Food stamp rush causes crowded facilities

From the Wall Street Journal:

Growing numbers of New Yorkers seeking food stamps have created an unwelcome spillover effect at some of New York City's job centers: overcrowding that in some cases has grown so severe, benefits were jeopardized.

The crush of people grew so large at one Brooklyn center in November that the Fire Department intervened and prevented anyone from entering the building.

HRA spokeswoman Connie Ress blamed the overflow crowds on rising numbers of people seeking food stamps. The number of New Yorkers getting the benefit has increased by 200,000 in the past two years, jumping to 1.8 million from 1.6 million in late 2009. At the same time, the agency has consolidated some facilities, Ms. Ress said.


Anonymous said...

And how many of those people were born in this country? Or have paid their entire lives into the tax system?

I'm guessing not many.

georgetheatheist said...

The horse has been led to the water over and over on this site. Perhaps, the horse will now drink?

National Rifle Association

Anonymous said...

Free food? Why is it only 1.8 million? Rather than being an opt-in, for New Yorkers make it an opt-out program. That's right, free food stamps given out, no questions asked, you get them and you mail them back if you don't want them.

Al Chapman said...

Lets open up another casino with slots, poker, blackjack, and Chinese dominoes. Problem solved

Anonymous said...

a left wing person has been buying food stamps from a free loader, at a profit, so that the freeloader can pay cash for products like cigarets,and alcohol.

a photo card must be presented when using food stamps.if this is not the law ,it should be.

49,million people in America are using food stamps, now. what a gangster government.

Anonymous said...

I see people in the stop and shop using food stamps . Some I know from the area.
Very sad. At least its there for them. Some I've know since Christ the King years.Which is a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Every city agency that you go to the wait is long and its crowded. What makes the welfare office so special that everyone is up in arms when it happens there?

Anonymous said...

funny how illegal aliens get food stamps cards with OUT their picture ID but American Citizens are fingerprinted and photographed.

hey who's buying food stamps? I wanna know. it's usually a crap exchange 1/2 the value for yankee dollar. means
$200 worth of food stamps gets you $100 cash.

Anonymous said...

Have you forgotten what's like to wait at a Motor Vehicle Bureau? or wait when called as a juror? aren't all gov't agencies crowded?

Anonymous said...

And Guv Cuomo wants Bloomberg to abandon the city's practice of electronically fingerprinting food stamp recipients.

This time I stand with Mayor Mike.

Maybe we'll catch some illegal aliens.

No wonder some of these food-stampers don't want to be fingerprinted.

Anonymous said...

You should see the government free food pantry line at Macedonia AME Church in Flushing.

It's mostly all Asian!

I'll send in the cell phone video I shot to show the long line-up.

Peanut butter, cheese...what else do they disperse?

H-m-m-m....maybe the Chinese then sell these hand outs for profit.

I wouldn't put it past those corrupt scroungers!

Cherokeesista said...

Times are hard ;-( But my family will never take a handout we work doing those jobs libtards say Americans won't do ;-) That's 4 jobs between my husband and I and its exhausting but at the end of the day we live Our American Dream ;-) And yes we are to damn proud to take something we can get on our own by WORKING ;-)