Our Government Pays People To Be Dead … Often For A Long Time

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) erroneously paid $274 million in benefits to deceased federal retirees over the past three years, including $84.7 million in 2013 alone, according to the agency’s annual financial report.

OPM’s FY 2013 financial report released in mid-December revealed that improper “overpayments” to deceased federal annuitants under its retirement program reached $102.9 million in FY 2011, $86.1 million in FY 2012, and $84.7 million in FY 2013 for a total of nearly $274 million during that three year span.

According to the OPM report, improper payments made by the agency include “underpayments (monies that OPM owes to the annuitant) and overpayments (monies that OPM has paid out to the annuitant erroneously or in excess of entitlement).”

The good news is the payment errors to deceased federal retirees have started to go down since the OPM Inspector General (IG) sounded the alarm on the issue in a September 2011 audit.

We know the above and what is to follow does not come as a surprise.  Government waste and improper largesse has been the rule rather than the exception and waste runs across all political parties to the extent maggot gagging is no longer a reaction to such news.

The tone of this article, above and following seems to indicate some semblance of order has found it way into the mix of the soup kitchen.  Read on from the link found here and don’t forget the related articles below.

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More Fraudulent Tax Returns

The following is posted with permission from Watchdog.org and the author of the article, Kenric Ward:

One Virginia address received $163,711 in tax refunds where 100 different tax ids had been issued. . . but that’s not even the craziest of it.

CLICK to read more about giant IRS refunds!

Also read related stories below which are not a part of the Watchdog article:

$700 Million Down A Rancid Rat’s Hole

This missing $700 million mentioned in the title is not the first mass waste or theft of money which has been seen under the Obama administration and we have to say, similar events have occurred under previous administrations.  This mess (Katrina) started under the G.W. Bush administration and still continue into the second term of Obama.

We have seen a Mayor of New Orléans indicted on fraud charges in connection to his (Ray Nagen’s) mismanagement and criminal endeavors.

You will find a narrative and a video story regarding the so-called disappearance of the $700 million by clicking on the video found under Nagen’s image below:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin during a roundtabl...

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin during a roundtable with small business owners and community leaders in New Orleans, La. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

$700 million fraudulently disappears

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The Wheels Of Justice Roll On Your Dough

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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Since 2007 exceedingly so … Democratic or Republican.  They all know how to spend and waste money in a pathetic way.  While you and I are eating on the cheap, our dear prosecutors of the federal brand are wasting our money until it flows like bran through a goose (unclear, think about it.)  Those participating in such stupidity should be made to pay us back or face the most ruthless ridicule possible. Let’s take a look at some of the information from the story appearing in The Washington Times and written by Jerry Seper:

The Justice Department and several of its agencies engaged in “extravagant and wasteful” spending on food, beverages and event planning for law enforcement conferences, including paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, according to an audit released Tuesday by the department’s Office of Inspector General.

At one conference, a workshop on enhancing judicial skills, participants were served snacks of Cracker Jack, popcorn and candy during a break, costing $32 a person, and also were provided a “deluxe” ice cream assortment that cost $10 per person. The 166 people attending a separate conference of U.S. attorneys were fed beef Wellington appetizers at $7.32 per serving.

The story reports on “themed” snacks during breaks at one conference where Cracker Jacks©, popcorn and other snack were served to the tune of $32 per person:

At one conference, a workshop on enhancing judicial skills, participants were served snacks of Cracker Jack, popcorn and candy during a break, costing $32 a person, and also were provided a “deluxe” ice cream assortment that cost $10 per person. The 166 people attending a separate conference of U.S. attorneys were fed beef Wellington appetizers at $7.32 per serving.

Then there’s the entertainment consultant from Alaska hired to plan an event in Palm Springs,California.  Dumb, stupid, idiotic and all of the foregoing abound among these legal giants and mental midgets, but there is not a iota of common sense in the ounces of gray matter contained in the craniums.

There were $16 muffins and and $5.00 Swedish meatballs and a half a million plus paid out for event planning:

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the SenateJudiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department, was critical Tuesday of the expenditures.

“$16 muffins and $600,000 for event-planning services are what make Americans cynical about government and why they are demanding change,” Mr. Grassley emailed in response to a Times inquiry. “TheJustice Department appears to be blind to the economic realities our country is facing. People are outraged, and rightly so.

“The Inspector General’s Office just gave a blueprint for the first cuts that should be made by the super committee,” he said, referring to the congressional panel charged this year with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts.

Are you as sick as you should be over this mess?  There is more to the story and the rest can be accessed from the link below:

A Sordid Affair For Assorted Conferences

Oh.  Not that it matters, but the tally for the responsible parties, i.e. Democratic and Republican was: Demos 4 and Repubs 6, which I take to mean, neither party has the corner on the market of stupid and dumb.