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Welfare boss resigns in wake
of $$ report

Boston Herald, by Chris Cassidy

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Posted By:John c, 2/1/2013 10:11:42 AM

The state’s embattled welfare chief was forced to step down yesterday in the wake of a shocking internal report that found that a staggering 47,000 families receiving taxpayer-funded benefits are unaccounted for — and nearly $30 million in food stamp money went to recipients who were not eligible. The shocking report, released to the Herald last night, found that the Department of Transitional Assistance has lost track of 47,087 households on welfare — or one out of 10 of the total 478,000 who received DTA mailings.

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MA a one party state. Not unusual for this liberal and incompetent administration. Going on for years. patrick, the next obama appointment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pmarc078, 2/1/2013 10:18:27 AM     (No. 9152222)

yeesh.... now multiply that by 50...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 2/1/2013 10:29:29 AM     (No. 9152266)

About as "shocking" as the Sun rising in the East to anyone not willfully ignorant about welfare scamming.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/1/2013 10:29:47 AM     (No. 9152267)

Yep, the welfare system is loaded with fraud. I´ll bet one can show up in street bum clothes, get on the dole and have the check sent to a PO box. And so it goes...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/1/2013 10:30:34 AM     (No. 9152271)

Not shocking to me; I live here. I blame the governor (Deval Patrick; aka Obama-Lite). When it became known that people were scamming the system with illegal EBT (welfare) card purchases, even the Dem-controlled legislature tried to clamp down, but Patrick vetoed them.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/1/2013 10:31:59 AM     (No. 9152273)

Nice to see that the fine tradition of corruption and political largesse that has distinguished Massachusetts politics since the late 1800´s is still being observed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: F16 guy, 2/1/2013 10:32:54 AM     (No. 9152276)

Immense FUNDAMENTAL change is required before this country can reverse its course.

Until then, we will continually be distracted by Beyonce´s lip syncing scandal, football players with fake girlfriends, American Idol, and "who´s in first place for the 2016 elections?"

Don´t be distracted.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/1/2013 10:52:02 AM     (No. 9152336)

It is shocking that they did a actual report. Must be a lot worse than this for them to think they could do a report to show it isn´t as bad as it really is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 2/1/2013 10:56:23 AM     (No. 9152356)

So glad the Mrs and I left the Peoples Democrat Socialist Republic of Masshole years ago. We use to feel sorry for family and friends who had to "endure" such corruption. But we came to realize that either they are too willfully stupid or myopic to see it or are actually benefiting from the many "temporary safety nets" all these many years...
They got and are responsible for the government they voted for and the culture they contributed too by their poor example each day.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pomom, 2/1/2013 11:12:45 AM     (No. 9152399)

They need to make everyone who needs it re-apply. It can be done, even if they have to hire some temps to help because it´s all computerized.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: realrep, 2/1/2013 11:14:29 AM     (No. 9152406)

Are there periodic reviews when the applicants have to re-certify eligibility?


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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/1/2013 11:18:46 AM     (No. 9152416)

I suspect, but have no proof, that many of those collecting welfare in massachusetts are collecting welfare in another state - probably New York.
And they would do that with false IDs and borrowed social security numbers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/1/2013 12:10:26 PM     (No. 9152541)

Betcha´ every penny of it went into some democrat´s pocket...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/1/2013 12:21:21 PM     (No. 9152561)

They don´t care - it´s not their money - it´s mine and yours!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/1/2013 1:13:35 PM     (No. 9152648)

Didn´t Elizabeth Warrens daughters group demand welfare recipients be mailed voter IDs?
As I recall many we´re Returned to Sender and that was one of the tip-offs.
Seems voter ID rolls in NY and Florida should be crosschecked for double voting and prosecuted.
Same with welfare and mass and ny and Vermont.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 2/1/2013 1:55:06 PM     (No. 9152712)

They got what they voted for. They do what democrats do ie poor management.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: luke, 2/1/2013 4:18:31 PM     (No. 9152897)

What else is new? MSNBC, CNN, even FOX is quite.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/1/2013 10:52:50 PM     (No. 9153413)

Why was he allowed to simply resign and not get arrested ? That´s a big chunk of the state budget.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/2/2013 4:56:06 AM     (No. 9153618)

You have to laugh about this. Pocohontas and her demonrat breathern got the welfare office to send notices encouraging them to vote for Pocohontas, and what they got back was 47,000+ Post Office returns with no forwarding addresses. Welfare fraud pays off in MA just like it does in NY.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/2/2013 5:42:47 PM     (No. 9154820)

My goodness, welfare fraud in a democrat state. I just can´t believe it, how could such a thing happen. I know, it´s Bush´s fault.

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