The headline presumes some are “proper.”
Uh huh... and THESE are the same administrative bunglers who will direct our health care ...
How many decades upon decades has the US government had to get it right, so to speak, on managing programs like this?
There is perpetual, pervasive mismanagement and a complete lack of accountability.
On MY dinky job, if I even DREAMED of the kind and number of errors and omissions THESE jerks routinely commit... I would have been out the door LONG ago!!
They are only considered “improper” if the recipients don’t vote democrat.
It’s actually worse than that.
You Subsidize Leftist Anarchy
If I could I’d get on the gravy train. They’re spending us into oblvion anway so we might as well help them.
Democrat kickback scheme.
I’m surprised that it’s this low.
Thanks for posting. HOORAY Thomas Lifson!
UNaccountable bureaucrats are socialists. Socialism Is Legal Plunder.
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM.
DEFUND/DISMANTLE socialist collectives/programs.
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
HUGE problem solved.
From the article:
Interestingly, though Medicare fee-for-service is the biggest drain in absolute terms - wasting nearly $30 billion in 2012 - it’s far from the worst offender on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The Earned Income Tax Credit is responsible for $12.6 billion in improper payments, almost a quarter of what the program spent in 2012.
This fact of the IRS shoveling out billion of dollars to scammers every year should be a much bigger story than the daily rewind of Chris Christie’s control of highway access roads.
But it is ignored. So I have to conclude that the power structure in DC is OK with this “redistribution.”
If my math is correct, assuming $1000 EITC for each child claimed as an eligible dependent, there are almost 13 million fraudulent children in the IRS records
about 39 million eligible children whose parents are working at low-paying or part-time jobs.
I don’t believe that all of these ‘families’ exist on the incomes that they claim.
I can’t even get my mind around this gov’t stupidity and these wasteful numbers. (((sigh)))
Obama is trying to bankrupt the nation.
So any controls on government handouts that slow down spending are counterproductive as far as he is concerned.
You vote for Obama, you’re entitled. That’s how they roll.
It’s chump change Obamacare can triple that.