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I See Dead People

Posted By Rory Cooper On May 15, 2009 @ 9:32 am In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

What happens when Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama get together to pass a trillion dollar “stimulus” bill without anyone reading it, and without any regard for government’s ability to handle that type of unprecedented spending? It turns out one thing that happens is that dead people get stimulated.

New York City’s Fox affiliate is reporting this morning that the Social Security Administration mailed out millions of dollars in stimulus checks to dead people [1]. The Social Security Administration “blame(ed) a rushed schedule, because all the checks have to be cut by June.” Maybe the government should stop rushing to spend taxpayer’s money?

(Note: Fox mistakenly attributes the $250 stimulus checks to be part of “last year’s” stimulus bill, when in fact they were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to the Social Security Administration [2])


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[1] mailed out millions of dollars in stimulus checks to dead people: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/your_money/consumer/090514_Dead_People_Get_Stimulus_Checks

[2] according to the Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/payment/

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