Report: New York and Massachusetts Handing Out Food Stamps to Dead People

October 19, 2012 at 11:13 am (Dead People, Food Stamps, Marijuana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, SNAP, Tom Coburn, USDA, Welfare)

There’s a joke in here somewhere, I just know it.  But this report doesn’t put me in a jovial mood.

Via CNS News:

New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.

The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.

Among his findings, Coburn said that, “The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.”

“Additionally, its investigation revealed 7,236 people in these states are receiving duplicate benefits, while 286 are on state lists that should exclude them from receiving food stamps,” the report said, amounting to $1.4 million in unnecessary payments each month, or $147.03 for each recipient, dead or alive.

Read more about the report to also learn how food stamp recipients are qualifying by having the cost of marijuana deducted from their income.  Seriously.

Also, had to share this joke from one of the commenters.

Big deal,

I took my dog down to the welfare office to sign him up for Food Stamps. The lady said he couldnt get food stamps “cause he is a dog”.

I told her he qualifies for the following reasons (1) He doesn’t work, just lies around the house all day. (2) He doesn’t know who his daddy is. (3) He likes anybody that feeds him. She checked her book, he gets his stamps next Monday and his Democrat voter registration pack came in today.

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Employees for Company Receiving Stimulus Funds Claim They Have No Work, ‘Play Cards’ and ‘Watch Movies’ All Day

October 19, 2012 at 10:39 am (Batteries, Chevy Volt, Green Jobs, LG Chem, Michigan, Playing Cards, President Obama, Stimulus, Watching Movies)

A new bombshell report from a local Michigan station shows our stimulus dollars hard at work in a factory called LG Chem.

The dollars might be at work, but the employees aren’t.

The factory has yet to ship out a single battery, despite a $151 million grant provided by the Department of Energy.

Via Target 8:

Workers at LG Chem, a $300 million lithium-ion battery plant heavily funded by taxpayers, tell Target 8 that they have so little work to do that they spend hours playing cards and board games, reading magazines or watching movies.

They say it’s been going on for months.

“There would be up to 40 of us that would just sit in there during the day,” said former LG Chem employee Nicole Merryman, who said she quit in May.

“We were given assignments to go outside and clean; if we weren’t cleaning outside, we were cleaning inside. If there was nothing for us to do, we would study in the cafeteria, or we would sit and play cards, sit and read magazines,” said Merryman. “It’s really sad that all these people are sitting there and doing nothing, and it’s basically on taxpayer money.”

Two current employees told Target 8 that the game-playing continues because, as much as they want to work, they still have nothing to do.

One of their biggest customers is Chevrolet, as the company is supposed to be producing battery cells for the Chevy Volt at a clip of 15,000 per year.

Instead, nothing.

President Obama touted the company in 2010 as proof that “manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States”.

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Video – Mitt Romney Crushes Obama in Hilarious Speech at Al Smith Dinner

October 19, 2012 at 7:23 am ($16 Trillion, Al Smith Dinner, Big Bird, Comedy, Funny, Hilarious, Mitt Romney, New York, New York City, President Obama)

Beltway Confidential writes:

Mitt Romney delivered a great series of jokes at the Al Smith dinner this evening in New York City.

Both Romney and President Obama attend the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York. The speeches traditionally feature political humor, as both candidates are invited during an election year.

They’re right, Mitt absolutely tore it up last night, and if any independent voters had a chance to see this speech, it would have added an even further layer onto the man that Democrats have been trying to portray as an evil corporate raider.

Personal favorite:

“… people seem to be very curious just as to how we prepare for the debates. Let me tell you what I do. First, refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate.  

 Second, find the biggest available straw man and then just mercilessly attack it…

 Big Bird didn’t even see it coming.

And by the way in — in the spirit of Sesame Street, the president’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter ‘O’ and the number $16 trillion.”

Watch the speech, I guarantee you will laugh your a** off…

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