Public Servants Hard at Work, Screwing Things Up

Stimulus Checks Sent To 1,700 Prison Inmates

Oh yes, folks, you read that correctly: The gang that couldn’t shoot straight has done it again. The fabulous Obama administration (to be precise, the Social Security Administration) has somehow managed to erroneously send stimulus checks to some 1,700 prison inmates, according to an article published by Fox News.

“The federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday — a $425,000 error. 

Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski told in a written statement that the money went out because official records ‘did not accurately reflect that they were in prison.’ ” 

Yes, these are the same folks that insist we should entrust them to handle your healthcare. At least the Massachusetts prison officials noticed the checks and asked questions… but of course, received no answers:

Diane Wiffin, a spokeswoman with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, told that her department tried to alert the Social Security staff months ago when it first discovered that the checks had been sent to 23 inmates. 

“It was the DOC’s opinion that the inmates were not eligible for the payments because of their incarceration, and we withheld the checks from the inmates at that time and immediately contacted the federal Social Security Administration,” she said in an e-mail. 

But she said that the administration “failed to provide a directive despite several requests,” so the department could no longer withhold the checks from the inmates. 

This is just more evidence that the Obama administration consists of one embarassment after another…  except that it’s much much more than merely embarassing.  It’s downright outrageous that such a lack of oversight on the disbursment of stimulus funds can exist and with absolutely no accountability. I encourage you to read the entire article.

And yet, it is the same Obama administration that, whenever they are caught wasting a billion here or a trillion there, always have the same explanation: This is the fault of the Bush administration.

Sorry, folks, but that dog just don’t hunt anymore. And what good is a dog that can hunt when it is being used by a gang that just can’t shoot straight?

Gerry Ashley


2 Responses to Public Servants Hard at Work, Screwing Things Up

  1. xformed says:

    Not only it’s Bush’s fault, Obama is all about getting rid of wasteful spending…..Yeah, right…

  2. Do state databases for inmates have any protocols for connecting to each other so as to not miss an inmate having crimes from state to state?

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