And your money went to the last people it should have gone…
When you read the headline, you probably had just one question: “Where did MY money go?!”
After all, you’ve spent years paying into Social Security, right?
It should be going back into your pocket when you retire, not people who never paid!
Unfortunately, we’ve heard about corruption and incompetence our federal government, and that includes the Social Security Agency.
And one of the worst scandals in Social Security’s history was just uncovered. A new audit just found that the agency had been paying out cash—to dead people.
From The Daily Caller:
“Social Security Administration (SSA) officials paid nearly $42 million to about 500 dead people in three states, according to Office of the Inspector General audits released in March.”
Dead people? That’s ridiculous! What a waste.
This particular problem hit three states; Michigan, Maryland, and Texas. But if it happened in those states, it probably happened in other states, too.
And here’s the worst part:
In most cases, this wasn’t the SSA incompetently sending checks to dead people—it was blatant theft. For instance, one person had been getting social security benefits for someone who passed on all the way back in 1974!
So, the real question is this:
Of the 70 million people who receive social security benefits in this country, how many of those are just stealing from the government?
Maybe Trump needs to do a full audit right away. Social Security is in financial trouble, and it would be in much better shape if the government wasn’t letting people steal millions from it each year.
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Source: The Daily Caller