Good News! NY Stops Unemployment Checks to Illegal Immigrants and Dead People

August 1, 2012 at 11:14 am (Dead People, Deceased, Illegal Immigrants, Labor Department, New York, Non-Working, Thomas DiNapoli, Unemployment, Working)

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.

Via the AP:

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.

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Frightening Economic Stat of the Day – 88 Million Not in Labor Force

April 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Department of Labor, Economy, Food Stamps, Hope, Hopelessness, Jobs, Labor, Non-Working, Paychecks, President Obama, Real Unemployment, Unemployment)

This should be a sobering reminder that the economic recovery being touted by the administration is nothing but a steaming pile of nonsense.  Labor Union Report has information which brings a much needed dose of reality to the conversation, in a post titled, From Hope to Hopelessness: Obama’s Economy Has 88 Million “Not In Labor Force”.

…after Friday’s jobs numbers came out (the economy added 120,000 jobs) Labor Secretary Hilda Solis promptly proclaimed: “That’s a noteworthy achievement.”
In fact, for the man who campaigned on the message of “hope” in 2008, the 120,000 jobs added is much fewer (about half) than expected and the edging down of the unemployment to 8.2% is not from job creation but from hopelessness.
There are now 88 million Americans who are “Not In Labor Force,” according to Department of Labor statistics…

Here is a chart to aid in visualizing the rapid climb of the non-working.

Labor Union Report also adds:

The hard truth for Barack Obama is:
People have given up.
They have gone from ‘Hope’ to Hopelessness.

Indeed.  They have also gone from paychecks to food stamps.  Why work when the government will pay you not to?

Read the rest here… 

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