Monday, July 23, 2007

USDA Paid Deceased Farmers

I'm short of cash. Can anyone kill me so I can pay a few bills?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and routinely failed to conduct reviews required to ensure that the payments were properly made, according to a government report.

In a selection of 181 cases from 1999 to 2005, the Government Accountability Office found that officials approved payments without any review 40 percent of the time.

See? This is what the righties have been telling us all along: Big Government is bad and needs to be smaller to avoid things like this and we should do away with it and have a Bush/Cheney dictatorship. That would simplify everything and there would be no more egregious wasteful errors such as these.

And you thought they haven't been looking out for our best interests.


At 2:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I once planted a lima bean in a cup. Does that count as farming?

At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for pointing out how on top of things our government is. Gee, I guess I had them all wrong.


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