Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More incompetence with stimulus funds

Oh good grief.

This is our taxpayer dollars, isn't it? Actually, it is China's money, but our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be stuck paying for our government's incompetence.

Why am I not surprised?

The federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday -- a $425,000 error.

Social Security spokesman Dan Moraski told in a written statement that the money went out because official records "did not accurately reflect that they were in prison."

The inspector general's office for the Social Security Administration is now looking into the problem as part of its broader audit on stimulus spending. The Social Security Administration acknowledged the glitch following a report that nearly two-dozen inmates in Massachusetts had wrongly received the $250 stimulus checks.

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