New York State loses over $140 MILLION each year because of fraud in the welfare system. While families throughout Central New York are struggling to put food on the table each night for their children, your tax dollars are being spent at liquor stores, strip clubs, off-track betting, and adult entertainment shops by those abusing the public assistance system. It's inexcusable and an injustice to the working-class.
More astonishing is that the State Assembly not only knows about the loopholes allowing NY State issued EBT cards to be used for these illicit purchases, but they actually voted against restricting such use.
As your next Assemblyman, I will work to make sure we help those on public assistance who need a helping hand, but stop EBT card abuse.