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The wrong folks get
billions in tax dollars

CNN, by Blake Ellis

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/13/2014 4:18:18 AM

NEW YORK - The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn´t get them. A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation. These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage. The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office. The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Federal Government is significant," but it pointed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/13/2014 8:24:46 AM     (No. 9922173)

My first suggestion would be to run an address check through the computer programs. Any address receiving, oh say, 1,000 checks should get a closer look. But I am not a government bureaucrat, so I probably don´t understand the problem.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/13/2014 11:28:24 AM     (No. 9922389)

Those of us who still have job and pay income tax need to realize that each is gaining dependents as a result of runaway federal government. For that reason, it might be time to ´adjust´ that W-4 and throw in six or seven new dependents. Then , when the IRS asks for documentation of your expenses to house , feed and clothe your ´kids´, tell them your hard drive crashed and you lost all of it- but only during the period that you claimed them.

Call it whatever you want- a Whiskey Rebellion or a Tea Party -but it´s probably the only thing that will stop this.

Oh, and by the way- Hi! Ms Lerner.

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