Welfare fraud is a booming business.
It’s estimated that between $70 and $73 BILLION dollars are either defrauded from the system or attributed to improper payments. Add that to the total of all government fraud and you’re looking at over $300B in waste.
The stories are endless, like the one about the woman who ripped off the government by claiming nonexistent children.
Then there are the bigger examples of theft, such as the millions Americans lost at the hands of illegal immigrants in recent years. Losers will always, always abuse assistance programs.
It’d be fantastic if we could just snap our fingers and make it all go away, right?
But of course with the Democrats securely latched on to federal social programs like a bunch of wood ticks, getting these out-of-control costs back in line will be a very difficult task.
And individual fraud is still rampant.
“We all know welfare benefits come with a host of problems.
Not only are they a burden on the taxpayer, but they’re often so generous that recipients never return to the work force or seek full-time employment. Moreover, research shows that welfare doesn’t even succeed in its stated goal, which is to reduce poverty.
In fact, it may even cause an increase in poverty.
In addition to questions about the effectiveness of welfare programs, abuse of welfare has become a common occurrence. In one recent example, a Virginia woman was receiving benefits while her husband was raking in over $1 million annually.”
“An Arlington woman was arrested this week and charged with four counts of welfare fraud for collecting over $100,000 in benefits – all while her husband was a high-earning attorney in D.C., police say.
STORY CONTINUES BELOW…
Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and Medicaid assistance for the past six years.
While Helen was collecting benefits, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million per year as a lawyer, according to court documents obtained by News4.”
So, as if the government being defrauded by the poverty-stricken was bad enough, here we have the ultra-rich doing the same thing.
Somehow, I feel like we’ve been twice violated.
Thank you, Obama, for losing billions in taxpayer money to welfare loopholes and criminals. Let’s hope President Donald Trump reigns this insanity in, at least to some extent. We can’t keep this up.