More Massive Government Entitlement Fraud…Yawn!

February 12, 2013 in Abuse of Power, Deval Patrick, Food Stamp, Fraud, MA, MA Political Machine, Our Dear Leader, Political Machine, President Obama, Redistribution of Wealth, Socialism, Taxachusetts, Welfare, Welfare Fraud, White House Fraud

liquor1What does MA and the Federal Government have in common? The answer is Massive Entitlement Fraud.  The well oiled Progressive Deval Patrick Entitlement machine knows that votes cost and what is better than purchasing votes with Other Peoples Money, or  OPM. Deval is following our Dear Leader in the White House’s lead in insuring that reforms are blocked and vetoed lest they interfere with the quid pro quo  of votes for entitlements.  “According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislature’s stab at banning the purchase of specific items like manicures, tattoos, guns, porn, body piercings, jewelry, and bail by saying the move was political grandstanding” at a time when such reforms are already on track elsewhere.

Recently, EBT Fraud beagle,  Shauna O’Connell R Taunton,  reported that the  number of missing  EBT Card cheats had risen  from 17,000 a couple of months ago to 47,000 after an internal investigation.  If we assume that the 47,000 received the average family monthly stipend of $456,  then a measly $257.2M in fraud was skimmed from MA taxpayers.

“Although selling food stamps, known as trafficking, is a federal offense, Massachusetts remains one of the few states without a specific law allowing local authorities to investigate and prosecute retailers who traffic in food stamps. That loophole has made it difficult for local authorities to clamp down on retail traffickers, stores willing to pay recipients half the face value for every dollar they exchange.”

While Deval stonewalls and claims that Welfare Fraud enforcement is difficult at best,  ME has been ramping up its investigations and prosecutions and cracking down on  Welfare Fraud. “[ME]Department of Health and Human Service investigators are better trained. Local police are assisting on more cases. And state prosecutors are devoting more time and resources to putting behind bars people who rip off taxpayers’ money.”

At the Federal level, Our Dear Leader has been ramping up the “Obamaphone” giveaways. While we can’t place the blame on Obama for initiating the program, hats off to Bush 43 for initiating this technological welfare fraud program. In 2008,  $819 Million  was collected from a  tax imposed on every land line telephone subscriber’s bill.  Just another SMART Growth use of   OPM to pay for FRAUD. Last year, since it was a presidential re-election year, Our Dear Leader accelerated the  “Obamaphone Smart Growth” program so that a mere $2.2 Billion was confiscated from “producers”. By the way,  we lucked out. Only “… 41% of their more than six million”  “Obamaphone”  recipients turned out to be fraudulently obtained.

The Wall Street Journal,

Updated February 11, 2013, 9:51 p.m. ET

Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies

By SPENCER E. ANTE

The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven’t proved they are eligible to receive them.

The Lifeline program—begun in 1984 to ensure that poor people aren’t cut off from jobs, families and emergency services—is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every landline and wireless-phone customer. Payouts under the program have shot up from $819 million in 2008, as more wireless carriers have persuaded regulators to let them offer the service.

Suspecting that many of the new subscribers were ineligible, the Federal Communications Commission tightened the rules last year and required carriers to verify that existing subscribers were eligible. The agency estimated 15% of users would be weeded out, but far more were dropped.

Carriors

A review of five top recipients of Lifeline support conducted by the FCC for the Journal showed that 41% of their more than six million subscribers either couldn’t demonstrate their eligibility or didn’t respond to requests for certification.

The carriers—AT&T T -0.11% Inc.; Telrite Corp.; Tag Mobile USA; Verizon Communications VZ -0.07% Inc.; and the Virgin Mobile USA unit of Sprint NextelCorp. S +0.35% —accounted for 34% of total Lifeline subscribers last May. Two of the other largest providers, TracFone Wireless Inc. and Nexus Communications Inc., asked the FCC to keep their counts confidential. Results for the full program weren’t available.

The program is open to people who meet federal poverty guidelines or are on food stamps, Medicaid or other assistance programs, and only one Lifeline subscriber is allowed per household.

The program, which is administered by the nonprofit Universal Service Administrative Co., has grown rapidly as wireless carriers persuaded regulators to let people use the program for cellphone service. It pays carriers $9.25 a customer per month toward free or discounted wireless service.

Americans pay an average of $2.50 a month per household to fund a number of subsidized communications programs, including Lifeline.

For the carriers, the program is a chance for them to sign up more subscribers and make a small profit, plus more money if customers go over their small initial allotment and need to buy more minutes or text messages. Carriers can set prices for their Lifeline subscribers as the companies wish.

Until last year, FCC rules didn’t require carriers to certify to the FCC that subscribers were eligible. Consumers could self-certify, and in many states documentation wasn’t required.

Carriers said many of the disqualified subscribers simply didn’t reply when asked to prove their eligibility. They also said the FCC rules on self-certification, and the absence of a national database of participants, made it hard to keep ineligible people from signing up.

The FCC said it is investigating allegations that some Lifeline providers violated the rules, though it declined to comment on that probe. Carriers that don’t properly confirm eligibility can be fined up to $150,000 for each violation for each day of a continuing violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million. In egregious cases, a carrier could lose its ability to participate in the program.

Telrite said it confirms Lifeline eligibility but said it had been difficult to verify the one-phone-per-household rule.

A Verizon spokesman said the “vast majority” of the subscribers removed from its rolls didn’t respond to eligibility checks. While Sprint found that some of its subscribers were no longer eligible, it, too, found that many others didn’t respond, a person familiar with the carrier’s operations said.

AT&T hadn’t detected the ineligible subscribers because customers self-certified under old rules and because some states required the company to provide Lifeline service to people enrolled in certain state assistance programs, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.

Tag Mobile didn’t respond to requests for comment.

TracFone Chief Executive F.J. Pollak declined to say how many customers his company shed. Nexus Communications didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Two years ago General Communication Inc. GNCMA +0.37% paid more than $1.5 million to settle allegations that Alaska DigiTel LLC, an Alaskan company it owns, submitted false claims to the FCC for more than four years. General Communication said the alleged misuse occurred before the company took day-to-day control of Alaska DigiTel.

Lifeline users have been a source of subscriber growth in the otherwise saturated U.S. market and helped fuel the expansion of companies like TracFone, now the fifth-largest U.S. wireless carrier.

The FCC until last year allowed consumers to self-certify, without requiring documentation, that they met federal poverty guidelines. Subscribers didn’t have to recertify once they were enrolled in the program, and there were few checks on whether households signed up for more than one cellphone.

“The program rules we inherited were designed for the age of the rotary phone and failed to protect the program from abuse,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

The agency pushed through new rules last year, requiring documentation when a Lifeline customer signs up. Consumers also must certify that no one else in their households is using the program. Carriers now have to check a state or federal social-service database to confirm eligibility and must reverify eligibility every year.

Carriers were required by Jan. 31 to report the number of subscribers they had removed from Lifeline as of the end of last year. The data reviewed by The Wall Street Journal came from those reports.

The FCC said new verification procedures saved nearly $214 million last year, and projected total savings over the next three years would reach $2 billion. Disbursements under the program began to drop in the third quarter after 12 consecutive quarters of increases.

Write to Spencer E. Ante at spencer.ante@wsj.com

A version of this article appeared February 12, 2013, on page A1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies.

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Welfare Cash Withdrawn At Strip Clubs – Your Hard Earn Taxes!! – Taxpayer Wa$ted!

January 7, 2013 in Congress, Dream Act, Economic Deception, Food Stamp, President Obama, Socialist, Welfare, Welfare Fraud

They’re on the dole — and watching the pole.

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops,  hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer  money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January  2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information  request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash  withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn  shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in  TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), which  oversees the “cash assistance program,” even lists some of these welfare-ready  ATMs on its Web site.

One EBT machine is stationed inside Club Eleven, an infamous Hunts Point  jiggle joint known as much for its violent history as its girls in pink  thongs.

Cops have been cracking down on the Bronx club since 2009 and shut it down  temporarily in 2010. In July, five men were stabbed and two others shot outside  after bouncers broke up a 4 a.m. brawl with pepper spray. The club appeared to  be shuttered when The Post visited Thursday.

Club Heat, another Bronx strip club that dispenses EBT cash, is also no  stranger to violence. A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head outside  the club in December 2011.

Critics blasted the government for turning a blind eye to welfare’s sleazy  money.

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A Chilling Letter from Proctor & Gamble to Obama

October 17, 2012 in Abuse of Power, America's Collapse, Benghazi Coverup, Budget, censorship, Constitutional, Debt Crisis, DICTATORSHIP, DOJ, Economic Deception, Economy, Election, Energy, Environment, Eric Holder, Events, Food Police, Food Stamp, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Gas Price, Gun Control, Hope and Change, Immigration, Iran's Nuclear Threat, Israel, Liars, Michele obama, Middle East Peace, Middle East War, Nanny State, Obama's America 2016, ObamaCare, Obamanation, Oust Obama, President Obama, Propaganda, Redistribution of Wealth, Shariah Law, Slacker In Chief, Socialist, The Hope and The Change, The Stakes for the 2012 Election, United Nations, United States Constitution, United States Sovereignty, US Military, White House Fraud, You Didn't Build That

 Chilling Letter from Proctor & Gamble to Obama
Who would have thought, and yet many are thinking it.


By Lou Pritchett, Procter & Gamble

                                A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT

* THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE MOST CHILLING

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America ‘s true living legends

– an Acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest
Rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize
Him as the foremost leader in change management.. Lou changed the way
America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to
Be known as “partnering.”

Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble

and over the course of 36 years; made corporate history.

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA 

Dear President Obama: 

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike 
Any of the others, you truly scare me. 

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. 

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive 
Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no 
Visible signs of support. 

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth 
Growing up in America and culturally you are not an American. 

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll. 

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus 
Don’t understand it at its core. 

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others. 

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned 
Yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to 
Publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.. 

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America ‘ 
Crowd and deliver this message abroad. 

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style 
Country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector. 

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system 
With a government controlled one. 

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly 
Capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves. 

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose 
That lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of 
Living in the world. 

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics 
Against certain banks and corporations. 

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from 
Challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals. 

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider 
Opposing points of view from intelligent people. 

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both 
Omnipotent and omniscient. 

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything 
You do. 

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the 
Limbaugh’s, Hannitys, O’Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, 
Conservative points of view. 

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing. 

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will 
Probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years. 

Lou Pritchett 
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This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.
Big surprise. Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over
500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for
good men and women to do nothing.. It’s happening right now.

The CHANGE is here!!

90% of Americans will forward this.

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!

The Obama You Don’t Know!

September 20, 2012 in America's Collapse, Debt Crisis, Dream Act, Economic Deception, Food Stamp, Michele obama, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, Presidential Candidates, The Hope and The Change

Introduction: The Obama you don’t know
Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. 
Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end…

Chapter I: A childhood of privilege, not hardship
First lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention that “Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions.”
It is..Read More.

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Romney vs Obama Explosive Tapes Exposed -Obama: Oct 19 1998 (tape) “I Support Redistribution” Audio Tape

September 18, 2012 in Bail Out, Economic Deception, Economy, Election, Food Stamp, Freedom, Hope and Change, Mitt Romney, Nanny State, Obama's America 2016, Politics, President Obama, Socialist, Welfare, Welfare Fraud

Pat Buchanan: Barack Obama is a Drug Dealer of Welfare!

Obama: Oct 19 1998 (tape) “I Support Redistribution” Audio Tape

A newly released audio recording purports to feature a young Barack Obama saying he believes in government “redistribution” — a comment that Mitt Romney quickly seized on to claim his opponent thinks “the government should take from some to give to the others.”

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Food Stamp Party Instead Of Labor Day Party

September 3, 2012 in America's Collapse, Food Stamp, Welfare

They want All that May be Poor To get Food Stamp
Obama Admin wants Make Us All Dependent Of The Goverment.
Jehmu Greene – They Want 100% Participation
46 Million Americans On Food Stamps
15 Million More Americans Receive Food Stamps Now Than Jan 2009

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