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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