The Entitlement Society Strikes Again
J.J. Jackson | April 19, 2012
Hey, when you preach that government is there to give people “free” stuff, don’t be surprised when people line up to get that free stuff.Â Yes, even when they are not supposed to be getting it.
Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said Wednesday his office will begin filing civil lawsuits â€œin the next few weeksâ€ to get back the cityâ€™s money. District officials have estimated that the city distributed fraudulent payments of as much as $800,000 since 2009.
Mayor Vincent C. Grayâ€™s administration has fired 61 out of 92 employees who were suspended in February, pending the outcome of an investigation that involves combing through city records to determine whether workers double-dipped over the past three years.
More employees are expected to be fired, and the Department of Employment Services, which administers the jobless benefits program, has found that another 100 workers may have received fraudulent payments as well. At least 30 workers who had left the District employment before the February suspension have also been implicated.
Hey, when you encourage leeches, you get leeches!Â You cannot expect the incompetent government to catch them cheating the system either.
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