Skip to comments.The wrong folks get billions in tax dollars
Posted on 07/09/2014 12:55:13 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn't get them.
A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.
These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office.
The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Federal Government is significant," but it pointed to a declining overall error rate: Just 3.5 percent from 5 percent in 2009.
"[T]he Administration, working together with the Congress, has significantly reduced improper payments," Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, said in her testimony. "[W]e will continue to work closely with agencies to find the root causes of the improper payments."
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The federal government is the “wrong folks”
The most interesting fact on news today was that those billions that were doled out of taxpayer dollars by Medicare and other government agencies like IRS started in 2009. So who was sworn in as Pres in Jan 2009? Zero....it sounds like the left was allowed to reap thousands in bogus refunds and medical expenses without fear of prosecution??
Seems to me we need to investigate who got this money as individuals and what made them think it was okay? or Who?
Does that sound right to you?
Watch 'em scurry.