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Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people

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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people


www.signonsandiego.com

In one case, the son of a beneficiary continued receiving payments for 37 years after his father's death in 1971. The payments - totaling more than $515,000 - were only discovered when the son died in 2008.

Office of Personnel Management spokesman Edmund Byrnes said he could not immediately comment on the findings. But the report said OPM Director John Berry agrees that stopping the improper payments should be a priority.

There are about 2.5 million federal workers who receive over $60 billion
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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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Last year, government investigators found that more than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each from the massive economic recovery package went to people who were either dead or in prison.

This kind of waste is why we are facing economic collapse.

How long has the Government had computers?

This is our problem in a nutshell.

How hard is it to see a government check arrive at the jail?

These kinds of things make me wonder if we are even capable of fixing this mess.

Every single person in office now...Must Go !!!

www.signonsandiego.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Being dead pays better than a lot of other sectors from this information. On another note. I always suspected the government was full of zombie workers. Now I am certain of it.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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I'm curious how they lost any money here if it was paid to people in prison or dead, because it would seem like a difficulty for people in prison to cash or deposit checks, and even more difficult for dead people to do so..


I saw the one who's son collected the payments, but that doesn't account for the rest..

Maybe what they mean is that the payee's family members were endorsing the checks and getting the money that way? I didn't see that in the story, but reporting has been decimated for a long while with 3rd grade educated reporters, so it isn't surprising either way..
edit on 23-9-2011 by alienreality because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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There are about 2.5 million federal workers who receive over $60 billion in benefit payments from the program each year.





Last year, government investigators found that more than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each from the massive economic recovery package went to people who were either dead or in prison.


100% totally inexcusable seriously never mind the fact that
a. their dead
b. those prisoners are already getting a tax paid vacation

lets waste that cash.

our government is seriously inept and i do agree THEY ALL MUST GO!.

bet they voted too



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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You are right...This is inexcusable.

Seriously, who has been fired?

Who has received as much as a firm talking too?

No more taxes should be paid until dead people quit cashing their checks.

Give the payment system to TRW, MasterCard or AMEX.

Those people can find you anywhere...



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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So zombies, unions, and failing solar panel companies are okay.
But we're not?

Seriously, this HAS to be a perfect example of why government should not be in charge of post offices, rail roads, healthcare, car companies, or airlines.

Oh, and keep sharp objects away from them also.




posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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and your federal retirement plan called social security

cant argue with anything thats been said in this thread.

just goes to show anything the government touches fails and when it fails its like getting hit with a falling satellite.

private interests private management will always be better thant anything the government "gives" us



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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That's a brilliant point, Neo. Just to remember that whatever, whenever the government "gives" it means they had to "take" it from someone else.




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