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Private fortune, public cash
Milwaukee Journa -Sentinel ^ | 9-31-2009 | Raquel Rutledge

Posted on 08/31/2009 11:26:07 AM PDT by bigbob

A Jaguar convertible sits in the driveway of Latasha Jackson's million-dollar mansion in Menomonee Falls. Built on a hill with a sprawling back deck overlooking a pond, the 7,600-square-foot home features an indoor swimming pool and indoor basketball court.

Jackson is not an Olympic swimmer, a professional basketball player or a celebrity of any sort. She is a day care provider in the city of Milwaukee.

She built her fortune with taxpayer funding from the Wisconsin Shares program.

And although documents show regulators had many reasons to believe the 32-year-old mother of three was billing the state for kids not in her care, providing false information and otherwise defrauding the system for more than a decade, they continued to pay her.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: daycare; fraud; ripoff; wisconsin
If you need yet another reason to understand how inefficient and corrupt government-subidized do-gooder programs are, chew on this one.

The only thing that compounded faster than her ripoff profits were the mistakes and incompetence of the Wisconsin state agencies that were supposed to be providing oversight. And stay tuned, once the investigators get past her initial wall of denial, I'm sure we're going to see the race card being played here...

1 posted on 08/31/2009 11:26:07 AM PDT by bigbob
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“I’m sure we’re going to see the race card being played here”

Ya think?


2 posted on 08/31/2009 11:29:38 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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I'm sure we're going to see the race card being played here...

Just well deserved 'reparations'. /sarc

3 posted on 08/31/2009 11:29:57 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bigbob

Let’s turn over all of our healthcare to them!!!!


4 posted on 08/31/2009 11:31:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: bigbob

These so-called under-privileged minorities sure know how to milk the system, don’t they? If Abshire is white, then it’s no wonder he never pursued any of the many citations against this woman.


5 posted on 08/31/2009 11:31:45 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: bigbob

Obama is looking at her for a new position amongst his personal czars.


6 posted on 08/31/2009 11:40:44 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Senator Edward Kennedy 1932-2009, May he rot in hell.)
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To: bigbob
defrauding the system for more than a decade

Y'all racists just tryin to oppress an up and coming community organizer, and future demokrat party leader, because she be a strong black womyn. No reason why she can't be the next John Conyers or Charlie Rangel, except for that little matter of her impending business with the Wisconsin Womyns Correctional Center.

7 posted on 08/31/2009 11:43:06 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Don Corleone
From the article: “All told, Jackson has received nearly $3 million in taxpayer-financed child-care funding since she got in the day care business in 1999.”

“Reparations” of ~$25,000 per month. ($3M / 120 months or
10 years). Must of had lots of slaves in her ancestry.

8 posted on 08/31/2009 11:44:54 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: bigbob

Everybody should read the whole thing, I was astounded and I aint that easy to astound.


9 posted on 08/31/2009 11:55:25 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( In just two days from now, tomorrow will be yesterday. Selah.)
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To: bigbob

Comments here

http://www.jsonline.com/forums/56330507.html#comments


10 posted on 08/31/2009 11:59:01 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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Govt program competing with private day cares...

Gotta “keep them honest”


11 posted on 08/31/2009 12:00:27 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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Compared to the financial crowd currently summering in the Hamptons, who did it all 100 fold and perfectly legal, she’s a piker.


12 posted on 08/31/2009 12:02:08 PM PDT by Wolfie
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She should run for public office. If they can gerrymander her district, she’d be set for life with her constituents figuring she’s “just stickin it to the man”.


13 posted on 08/31/2009 12:11:53 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - Anonymous)
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What an enterprising young lady.

I was also impressed by her boyfriend who makes $80,000 a year driving a daycare van. That's about twice what my brother makes for driving a semi.

14 posted on 08/31/2009 12:19:30 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: bigbob

Most likely.

Some of the large scams start small and just build because people get away with it.

I have heard employees express the rationale - well, I’m not making much, or “they” owe me, and I’m just getting what is due me.

Along with greed and incompetence in any government funded programs, including most universities as well as federal and state agencies there is also a lack of competent oversight and subsequent penalties for wrong doing.


15 posted on 08/31/2009 12:21:14 PM PDT by Sparko (Obama & czars: castrating Congress, perverting the Constitution, and emptying our wallets)
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Well anyway give the gal some credit. She didn’t blow all that money on drugs and alcohol!

But then again...could be she might have been “wholesaling”


16 posted on 08/31/2009 12:26:16 PM PDT by flash2368 (Scary Times)
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Sounds like most of these government workers were claiming they were only doing their jobs aka “only following the orders”. In other words fraud oversight was not in their purview.


17 posted on 08/31/2009 12:33:17 PM PDT by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: Don Corleone
Just well deserved 'reparations'. /sarc

Would have been cheaper to have come through on that "40 acres and a mule" deal, huh? Absolutely amazing - can hardly wait to see the scathing J-S editorial on this but I won't be holding my breath.

18 posted on 08/31/2009 12:49:11 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Revenue Enhancement Czar.


19 posted on 08/31/2009 1:17:29 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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“I was also impressed by her boyfriend who makes $80,000 a year driving a daycare van. That’s about twice what my brother makes for driving a semi.”

But, but, - that van is full of future black liberation theology students, of Obamunism believers!

Think of the high value of that van’s cargo! ! !


20 posted on 08/31/2009 1:22:51 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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So... you like getting up in the wee hours every morning, stumbling to the car, fighting traffic, working like a slave for nine hours, then fighting the traffic home again, only to wake up and do it over again and again and again - playing by the rules and being a Good Citizen year after year, just so this corrupt parasite can stick her hand in your pocket and steal your pay - aided and abetted by the government commissars who ream out your taxhole?

Well, then, you’ll love America’s socialist future!


21 posted on 08/31/2009 1:50:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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