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?
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":