- Close to half a million in stimulus funds was accidentally distributed to inmates in a prison in Massachusetts. It’s your government doing what it does best, folks.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 – Prisoners Get Stimulus [1:05m]: | Download
Just another example of your precision government in action wasting your hard earned tax dollars.
Every one has heard of the Cash for Clunkers program; however, have you also hears of the government’s “Cash for Cons” program as well? That is correct! The government, the same one that wants to take charge of health care and 1/6th of the US economy, sent 4000 convicts checks from the Stimulus bill.
One day after the Herald reported some surprised Bay State inmates – including murderers and rapists – were cashing in $250 stimulus checks, federal officials revealed the same behind-bars bonus was mailed to nearly 4,000 cons nationwide.A federal watchdog is now probing how the cons were cut the checks. The same cash also may have been sent to fugitive felons, people kicked out of the country and even individuals now deceased.
Prisoners Mistakenly Received Stimulus Checks. I thought that VP Biden was going to oversee where this money went? BTW, where the hell is Biden, has anyone seen him since the Beer Summit?
On Tuesday the Social Security Administration revealed that the federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates. That error cost $425,000.In a written statement, Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski said that the money went out because official records “did not accurately reflect that they were in prison.”