Oops: Obama Admits Government “Overpaid” $14 Billion In Jobless Benefits, Payments Sent To Illegal Aliens And Jailed Convicts…

Alexander 2012/07/10 14:01:25

Call me crazy but I don’t think the Obama regime gives a rip if illegals are collecting unemployment checks.

Via Judicial Watch:

Following various reports of jailed convicts and illegal immigrants receiving unemployment checks from U.S. taxpayers, the Obama Administration is admitting that in fiscal year 2011 the government “overpaid” around $14 billion in benefits.

That’s a chunk of change for a nation suffering through a painful debt crisis that’s topped $15 trillion. Like most bloated government programs, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) unemployment benefits — paid by state treasuries and the federal government — is rife with fraud and corruption. Various news reports have speculated about this for some time, but now we have the actual DOL figures to prove it.

It turns out that in one year alone, the federal government and states overpaid about $14 billion in unemployment benefits, according to a DOL report featuring Unemployment Insurance Improper Payments. The eight-page document also includes “strategies to get the rate down.” Evidently the DOL has “an aggressive strategic plan to work with states to control unemployment payments.” This includes “a number of robust strategies,” according to the report.

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