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Friday, April 14, 2017

Wisconsin Slapped With $7mm Fine For Falsifying Food Stamp Claims

Ever wonder why the number of registered food stamp recipients has seemed to steadily grow ever since the tech bubble collapsed in 2000, irrespective of the economic cycle? Ever question why it was possible that anyone with a pulse could afford a $500,000 house in 2006 even though the number of people who apparently couldn't manage to cover basic food necessities continued to surge?

Well, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that there are armies of state employees all around the country whose sole purpose in life is to recruit new participants to sign up for taxpayer subsidized programs so they can extract as much funding from federal coffers as possible. And when they run out of new recruits, these same state employees just 'fudge' the data to make sure the funds from Uncle Sam keep rolling in...which is exactly what just earned the State of Wisconsin a $7mm fine courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice.



Anonymous said...

Lock the crooked basterds up. Drain the swamp

Anonymous said...

Wisconsin, former home of that great government cheese. We miss it so.