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Stupid Obama Administration

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Bob Sacamano, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    sending stimulus checks to prison inmates

    the idiotic hits just keep on coming

    3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    Government sent 3,900 economic stimulus checks to prison inmates -- 2,200 got to keep them

    • By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer
    • On Wednesday August 26, 2009, 9:28 pm EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to people who were in no position to use the money to help stimulate the economy: prison inmates.

    The checks were part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and President Barack Obama in February. About 52 million Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and those receiving Supplemental Security Income were eligible for the one-time checks.
    Prison inmates are generally ineligible for federal benefits. However, 2,200 of the inmates who received checks got to keep them because, under the law, they were eligible, said Mark Lassiter, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration. They were eligible because they weren't incarcerated in any one of the three months before the recovery package was enacted.
    "The law specified that any beneficiary eligible for a Social Security benefit during one of those months was eligible for the recovery payment," Lassiter said.
    The other 1,700 checks? That was a mistake.
    Checks were sent to those inmates because government records didn't accurately show they were in prison, Lassiter said. He said most of those checks were returned by the prisons.
    "We are currently reviewing each of those cases to determine whether or not the recovery payment was due," Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. "Where we determine payment was not due, we will take aggressive action to recover each of these erroneous payments."
    The Boston Herald first reported that the checks were sent to inmates.
    The inspector general for the Social Security Administration is performing an audit to make sure no checks went to ineligible recipients, spokesman George E. Penn said.
    The audit, which had already been planned, will examine whether checks incorrectly went to inmates, dead people, fugitive felons or people living outside the U.S., Penn said.
    The $787 billion economic recovery package included $2 million for the inspector general to oversee the provisions handled by the Social Security Administration. The audit is part of those efforts, Penn said. There is no timetable for its conclusion.
    The federal government processed $13 billion in stimulus payments. About $425,000 was incorrectly sent to inmates.
  2. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Isn't that cute?
    Wait,these clowns want to run health care?

    AMERICA,ARE YOU THAT STUPID?
  3. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I suppose they were just on the ACORN voter registration list.......

    ....or were these the individuals that got dumped by Obama Admin for non-payment of taxes..........couldnt be.....

    .........seemed like there were alot more than that:rolleyes:
  4. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Change We Can Believe In!!!
  5. canters

    canters Active Member

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    Well, in the past, the Dems have tried to allow convicts to vote, thinking most would vote for them. Only makes sense they would try to buy votes from convicts by giving them some of that government cheese.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I don't know what bob is complaining about...at least he got some money to fend off the mean guys who keep picking:laugh2: on him.

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