Monday, 26 September 2011

In Passing

Son of “Why government costs so much”


Associated Press:

The federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years...
But wait, there’s more!
More than 89,000 stimulus payments [not the same thing]... went to people who were either dead [$18 million] or in prison [$4.3 million]...
You may call it fraud.  Our politician friends probably call it "taking care of the constituency.”

(Via:  Radley)

Posted by: Old Grouch in In Passing at 18:26:27 GMT | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 The dead, in some precincts anyway, turn out in greater numbers than the living.  "Constituent service" is exactly what it is.

Posted by: CGHill at 09/27/11 00:27:22 (amXhj)

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