There have been many times during the Obama administration where we were just taken aback at the amount of fraud that was spewing out of the government at any given time. Obama and his administration simply did not put the time nor the effort into fixing the problems that we were having as a nation. And it showed in a big way. Sadly, it is way too late to fix anything that happened under Obama. It is not too late to look toward the future. One of the major things that was found out has to do with the Social Security Administration and payments they made to certain people.
You see, the agency is already struggling so this news did not help them in any way. As it turns out, they have been paying massive amounts of money, over one billion, to people that do not even have a social security number. If that seems like it is a bit over the top, that’s because it is. How did this happen in the first place? That is a question that conservative lawmakers have been asking ever since this story broke.
“Furthermore, unless it takes corrective actions, we estimate SSA will pay about $182.5 millions in benefits, annually, to representative payees who do not have an SSN or paper application supporting their selection,” the inspector general stated.
This was said to have started in 2004, but it could have been much earlier than that. There are many times when the Obama administration could have put something like this to rest. But they ignored it because they simply did not care. Over 22,000 people without social security numbers were paid billions. This is crazy. It seems like we could have figured out how to deal with this in a better way.
“Representative payees play a significant role in many beneficiaries’ lives,” the SSA stated. “We have approximately 5.7 millions representatives payees managing annual benefits for approximately 8 millions beneficiaries. When appointing representative payees, we adhere to guidance in the Social Security Act.”
This is some pretty big stuff that is currently going on and hopefully we can come to a solution.
(h/t Free Beacon)