Government bureaucrats were caught flat-footed, and the flood of money being rushed out the door in the name of emergency meant more vulnerabilities than ever. It took many states more than six months to add verification requirements and partially stem the flow. Just to use one state as an example, Washington state usually identifies a few dozen fraudsters in a year—now, it has identified more than 122,000 since March.‘It’s Easy Money’: Nigerian Scammer Laughs about Huge Sums Stolen from COVID Welfare Programs in Bombshell Interview – Foundation for Economic Education
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So besides it being a “bad” policy (i.e., sets up a counter productive incentive), it was “wasteful” (i.e., more went to fraud then went to real people).
Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.
So this result shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Pelosi Changes House Rules to Squelch Republicans
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
By Brian Freeman | Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:38 AM
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That change was not the only damage done by the Democrats, according to the Review-Journal, as Democrats also essentially eliminated a requirement that legislation which boosts the deficit be offset with cuts elsewhere.
Although the previous rule was clearly not working, since the deficit was booming regardless of which party was in control of the House, “the symbolism here is obvious and will allow Democrats to offer budget-busting legislation on a wide array of dangerous progressive priorities without concern for the long-term fiscal ramifications,” the editorial stated.
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