January 4, 2013

“Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients …” [Darleen Click]

… after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address unknown.”

The Department of Transitional Assistance contacted 477,000 welfare recipients who were on their books from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012, after settling a voter-rights lawsuit brought by Democratic-leaning activist groups that demanded an aggressive voter information effort by the state. That $274,000 push by DTA resulted in 31,000 new voter registrations — but revealed an alarming number of welfare recipients whose residency in Massachusetts can’t be confirmed.

“DTA is in the process of contacting those clients for which a forwarding address was prov­ided to verify their addresses, as a change of address might impact their eligibility,” a statement from the agency said.

Heh.

Posted by Darleen @ 2:06pm
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  1. Everyone who is shocked by this, raise your hand.

    You progressives out there with your hands up, quit lying.

  2. All is well.

    I’m sure they all managed to vote for Obama and that is the only thing that is important.

  3. You mean, they *gasp* lied?! To the government??!? To *double gasp* get money??!??!??!?

    That’s almost as unthinkable as taking a gun into a clearly marked gun-free zone.

  4. I will happily provide consulting services to the Department. My fee is 15% of the savings I find. The Commonwealth can keep the other 85%, to return to the hard-working taxpayers who are tired of such incompetence and fraud waste on new payoffs and boondoggles.

  5. Its real easy to find these people. Temporarily deactivate their EBT cards, and THEY will find you very quickly.

  6. We’ve seen where this welfare/entitlement state crap begins and we’ve seen the ugly mid point, and now the early part of the downward slope.

    But, sooner rather than later, THIS is where it ends up. Debt and insolvency.

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/01/04/desperate-spain-raids-pension-fund/

    P(ortugaul).I(taly).G(reece).S(pain).

  7. Its real easy to find these people. Temporarily deactivate their EBT cards, and THEY will find you very quickly.

    Makes too much sense to ever be considered by any Government functionary. And works against their own best interests; if perps didn’t need EBT, there’d be fewer Government functionaries.

    A step further: any machine capable of accepting an EBT card must also have a camera. Allow the cards to continue to work. When the card’s PIN is entered, the camera captures the image of the perpetrator; you’re well on your way to nabbing a fraudster.

    Then, publish the photos in local newspapers, or online. Of all EBT users.

    Bring back the shame that should (still) be inherent to accepting Government hooch.

  8. serr8d

    almost all major grocery stores, including places like Target, have cameras on the registers AND take digital video of transactions (and the transactions can be matched with the vid)

    but the will of welfare offices to catch the cheats just doesn’t exist

    what? reduce a caseload and maybe face unemployment?

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  10. Then, publish the photos in local newspapers, or online. Of all EBT users.

    Bring back the shame that should (still) be inherent to accepting Government hooch.

    Won’t work. You can’t shame them. They consider themselves entitled to the money, and gladly brag about the various ways they defraud the government.

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