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.
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.
We’re starting to get a warm fuzzy feeling here again in New York State. A sense of pride is being restored. It was just over a month ago that New York made it illegal once again to view child pornography. (Yes, it had actually been legal, so long as the porn was not downloaded or printed).
And now state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has put a halt to unemployment checks being delivered to working people, illegal immigrants and the dead.
Good news, of course. The bad news however, is that over $1 million in unqualified unemployment compensation has already been paid out.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he has stopped $1.4 million in unemployment checks written out to working people, illegal immigrants and the dead.
But DiNapoli says nearly $1 million in checks to people who didn’t qualify for unemployment checks has already been paid by the state.
The comptroller says among them are 91 recently hired state workers who owe the state $105,000 for overpayment of unemployment benefits.
After finding the errors, DiNapoli says he advised the state Labor Department to tighten its controls to make sure the critical aid gets only to New Yorkers who qualify.
DiNapoli says the Labor Department didn’t even seek to recover $383,000 in overpayments because a year had lapsed.
The Labor Department says it will tighten its controls.
DiNapoli also stated, “In these challenging fiscal times, state agencies must watch their spending closely. Clearly that isn’t happening when payments are sent to deceased people.”
The report can be read here…
Almost makes you fall in love with New York all over again.
Recently, a liberal group known as the Voter Participation Center has been mailing out voter registration forms to Democrat-leaning groups. The forms have key information already filled in, but the recipients aren’t exactly the type of individual you’d expect to find at the ballot.
The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston’s name was complete, as was her Seattle address.
Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998.
A group called the Voter Participation Center has touted the distribution of some 5 million registration forms in recent weeks, targeting Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos and young adults.
But residents and election administrators around the country also have reported a series of bizarre and questionable mailings addressed to animals, dead people, noncitizens and people already registered to vote.
So a liberal organization is trying to get certain voting blocs out to the polls – dogs, dead people, dead dogs, illegal aliens, etc. Or, more accurately, staunch Democrats.
Here’s the unintentionally funny gem in the story. Liberals have long been opposed to voter ID laws, citing them as racist. But election officials in this story aren’t worried about the pre-filled registration cards being submitted illegally, and here’s why…
Several election officials said they believed the voter registration systems were secure enough to catch people who might improperly submit the misdirected documents, since registrants typically have to furnish ID and election managers use databases – such as death records – to see if someone should be disallowed.
If liberals are correct in saying that requesting voter ID is considered racist, but the only way to prevent fraudulent voting activity is through voter ID, then there is only one conclusion to be drawn here.
Liberals believe that only blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities would break the law by voting illegally.
Now that is truly racist…