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How to eliminate social program fraud!

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    screamingposted 5 years ago

    Hire more inspectors for surprise visits. The way they used to! Go to the bathroom and check for men's toiletries, clothes, and prescription labels. Too many women on welfare are living with men rather then marrying and they know they can't get caught! If one baby is born and they can't provide for their children why do we keep picking up the bill and allow these women to bear more children!

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uhum.. Why do we keep allowing these men to bear children and expecting the woman and state to take the responsibility? The women stay and raise, the men do one. Are you suggesting that fathers should bear no responsibility? Why are fathers choosing not to marry? To suggest your argument is completely biased would be an understatement.

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        screamingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hollie, by no means! These fathers when found living on the premises, need to be prosecuted to the fullest extend. And held responsible for fullfillying the needs of these children and mothers!

  2. Healthy Pursuits profile image89
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    I agree very much that we need to have more government inspectors to catch fraud. They would pay for their own salaries many, many times over. However, we need to focus more on the big fraud - done by companies and individuals that can pay it back - not the little fraud.

    Fraud is not only an individual thing. If welfare fraud was stopped, our state and national budgets would not be that much more likely to balance. Most really HUGE fraud is on a contractor or legislative basis. You can have a whole town full of fraudulent disability and welfare payments, and they won't match the granting of one bad contract to one sloppy contractor, or the approval of one new military plane for a purpose that's already obsolete.

    I think we're being trained by some very "morally outraged" folks to look at people in need as crooks. In the meantime, crooked doctors who bill medicare and meicaid, military contractors who build bad equipment and overcharge for it and lobbyists that push for approval of bills that benefit a very few at the expense of the rest of us are basically getting away with multi-million dollar murder.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Re: OP.
    Inspection is a great idea. They do it for disability fraud cases all the tme.
    How about better education and jobs so that so many people don't have to live on social programs?
    Slippery slope suggesting we can stop women from having more babies.
    Are we thinking sterilization? Or financial disincentive -- change the rules so that more kids does not equal more benefits?
    Regardless, making it harder not easier to get family planning services is going in the wrong direction!