The Governments all over the World keep on doling out money to people,with the Vote banks in their minds.
They disguise it under the garb of Welfare.
While it is necessary to help out the less fortunate ,it is also equally necessary that we do not breed a generation of misfits and leeches who do not want to do an honest days work.
In India, people are given free rations,TV,Mixiers,Grinders,laptops,Food for children at Schools,Chappals,toothpaste,Books,Note Books,Free electricity,Cash …….
Do people spend the money for the purpose it was given?
In most of the cases, the answer is NO.
They spend on booze and other non essentials in the case of Cash and in the case of doles in kind they are sold .
And politicians use these schemes to organize scams, which runs into Millions of rupees.
Now the Government of India has come out with a proposal to directly credit the dole money the bank account of the recipient,instead of getting this amount disbursed by the departments concerned. !
Time a mechanism is put in place to monitor how the money was spent.
People were found to be using the dole money in non essentials in the US.
“This is morally scandalous. I have nothing against strip clubs, but that’s not what benefits are for. I don’t blame [recipients]. If you are poor, it’s a crummy life and you want to have a drink or see a naked woman. I blame the people who are in charge of this.”
Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, a federally operated welfare program, families and individuals are given food stamps and cash assistance which is accessed through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
The New York Post also wondered how welfare recipients spend our tax dollars, so using the Freedom of Information Act, they obtained the database records of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfers. They discovered numerous withdrawals made from ATM machines in strip clubs, liquor stores, lounges and even a porn store.
Some of the clubs where EBT withdrawals have been made from on-site ATMs have been the targets of police investigations for violence. One club in the Bronx, Club Eleven, is notorious for violence. Police temporarily shut it down in 2010, but it managed to reopen. Last July, two men were shot and five others stabbed outside the club. Club Heat, another place known for violence, was the location of a fatal shooting in December 2011. EBT cash withdrawals have also been at a gay bar and tobacco shop.
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.