I See Dead People …Getting Welfare

From The Boston Herald:

A stunning $2.39 million in benefits were paid out to more than 1,160 people who were listed as dead, according to a scathing new audit of the Department of Transitional Assistance.

The report, released this afternoon by state Auditor Suzanne Bump’s office, also showed where DTA failed to use technology that could have identified $15 million in questionable benefits and shelled out a $1 million more to those using fake Social Security numbers.


The story goes on to say that they had the technology to prevent this disgusting waste of taxpayers’ dough.

Gee, this whole “we had the technology but we still wasted millions” narrative reminds me of something. What could it be …? Oh I remember!

From the Daily Caller:

The VA’s disability claims crisis has only been made worse by the department’s high-tech new computerized system intended to streamline the benefits process, according to the strongly worded report (PDF) from the department’s Office of the Inspector General. The $500 million computerized Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) has no implementation plan and is riddled with problems, including disorganized electronic claims folders and improper management of hard-copy claims.

Ah yes, the real scandal, the backlog of veterans claims at VA. Remember when Sec. of Veteran Affairs, Gen. Eric Shinseki was considered a hero to the Bush-hating left? Now, he’s in the crosshairs. The good news for him is that he will probably last longer than Eric Holder.

Once again, the truth of the old adage that one of the 3 big lies in America is “I’m the federal government and I’m here to help you” is proven true.

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