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0724, 23 Sep 22

COVID Money Stolen by the Fistful

I sincerely think that this was intentional. The rules for getting so much of this money were so lax and so arbitrary that it appeared designed for fraud and grift. I think politicians didn’t really care because they thought that getting the money into the economy in any fashion was more important. They also winked at friends and supporters to get in on the gravy train. It’s unconscionable.

Fraudsters stole nearly $46billion in unlawful unemployment claims during the pandemic, the Labor Department concluded on Thursday – while warning that the actual figure may be even higher.

 

Criminals used inventive measures to access the COVID benefits, with more than 205,000 Social Security numbers that belonged to dead people being used to claim the cash.

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0724, 23 September 2022

7 Comments

  1. Merlin

    >I sincerely think that this was intentional.

    Of course it was intentional. It was all done in a manner that guaranteed that no significant amount could ever be clawed back. A few symbolic prosecutions of minor players incapable of restitution will be the end of it.

    This is SOP for DC. Create a new problem, argue about solutions to the problem, then declare the problem unsolvable and move on. More warm fuzzies all around.

  2. penquin

    For those who are just tuning in, he also sincerely thought that the United Nations sincerely wants people to go hungry.

    shrugs shoulders

  3. penquin

    For those who are just tuning in, he also sincerely thought that the United Nations sincerely wants people to go hungry.

    shrugs shoulders

  4. Mar

    Gee, Pennquin, a working link would be nice

  5. dad29

    Yes, indeed. Herr Professor Kent was a member of Hitler’s cabinet prior to going to Hawaii and lecturing Bill Gates, inter alia.

  6. Tuerqas

    So Penquin believes that the COVID money that provably never went to COVID solving was actually money all meant to go to COVID programs, research, victims, vaccines etc, and just accidentally was used to garner support for Democratic elections across the country.

    Of course, he will next say that he never actually said anything of the kind and all the obvious implications of his above statement x2 wasn’t any sort of commentary of his beliefs, just that he wants to discredit and/or belittle Owen. And of course, he will also deny that because he never actually said “I am attempting to discredit or belittle you Owen”, etc ad nauseum.

    Shrug, yawn. Rinse and repeat Penquin strikes again…

    Unfortunately for you Penquin, no one is just tuning that doesn’t know your oh so familiar script.

  7. penquin

    >So Penquin believes that…

    Hobart Bosworth has entered the chat

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