Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Fraud that makes you wonder

People like this need more than a fine. It should be jail time for theft as it would be if poor people robbed a 7-11 for a lot less money. There is no excuse for letting white collar crime off with wrist slaps.

And when someone does as they did, they are robbing from the legitimately poor. It's the same thing with the bankers or financiers who have ripped off people and then get a fine. Say what! You have to wonder about the people in charge of the benefits. When I saw this the first time, I thought it couldn't be true, but then saw it again and apparently it is!

So although nobody could use food stamps to pay for a trip to Hawaii as Gingrich claimed, if the system doesn't investigate who is getting help (and why they didn't in this case I don't understand as I know other who get help and they do investigate), then the people could use what they save by this theft of welfare benefits to pay for trips-- not directly but as a result of the lying and cheating. It is not the norm which is why it makes the papers. And it should not be punished by a fine or asking them to pay it back. It's theft and therefore a felony to lie about a need to get money from the charity of others.............

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