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Massachusetts Loses $90 Million in Unemployment Fraud
Posted on 04/18/2012 9:59:03 AM PDT by massmike
Massachusetts has lost more than $90 Million paying out unemployment benefits to people cheating the system. Since 2008, the Bay State has written checks to unemployed residents, totaling $6.5 Billion. This does not include the extended benefits from the Federal Government.
Michelle Amante, Acting Director of Labor and Workforce Development said, We have the lowest overpayment rate in the country, meaning we shouldnt have made a payment to them or overpaid them.
Amante said Massachusetts overpayment rate is 1.4%, while the National average is 2.51%. But even that small percentage of six billion dollars works out to be about 90 million dollars, that has been paid out in unemployment fraud in the last three years.
It is also unclear if that low rate is even really accurate because it is hard to track people collecting unemployment and working under the table.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
posted on 04/18/2012 9:59:08 AM PDT
Massachusetts Loses $90M in Unemployment Fraud
Yeah, and voter fraud is a non-problem, and any attempt to combat it is racist.
posted on 04/18/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT
by Steely Tom
(If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
Here we go again thinking that that money is “lost”. It bought votes for Democrats. It wasn’t lost.
posted on 04/18/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
To: Steely Tom
The entitlement system has been purposely designed by the Progressives to be used and abused to buy votes through direct handouts but mainly through contracts with political campaign kickbacks. Now with a call for belt-tightening being raised the Apparatchiks followed by their lapdog media are putting on a show of concern. The litigation to make recovery attempts will cost far more than what they claim they have lost. Perhaps that is the point, to shovel more money to the lawyers who can then kickback even more in campaign contributions.
posted on 04/18/2012 10:46:12 AM PDT
("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
So did they act to get that 90 million back from the fraudsters or just tally the stat and shrug?
Article says they want help from the public to identify fraudsters. But it doesn’t appear that they publish the names and addresses of those receiving compensation.
posted on 04/18/2012 11:01:59 AM PDT
How much of that was to Obama’s aunts and uncles?
posted on 04/18/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT
When money trows on trees:
To: No One Special
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