Thursday, July 22, 2010

Legislation Says Government Must Stop Paying Dead People

As reported by the Huffington Post today, in an article called "Obama to Sign Legislation to Combat Wasteful Spending":
President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to slash by $50 billion the taxpayer money improperly paid to dead people, fugitives and those in jail who shouldn't be getting benefits.
Isn't it a little ridiculous that we need a law to make sure payments aren't being made to dead people, fugitives, and prisoners?  Or that such payments were made last year to these people to the tune of $110 billion dollars?  Is there really that little oversight as it is in governmental agencies?  Seriously, what the hell is going on in the government? 

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