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Make sure welfare used as intended

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If government is going to assist the needy, as it should, then it has a right to insist that the money go to buy necessary, productive, healthy things for individuals and families. Unfortunately, that isn’t happening now in New York state. Welfare recipients can, and do, use their benefits to buy alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets and casino games. Whether it’s done legislatively or administratively, the state needs to put a stop to this. Recipients of ...

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