Last Updated:November 29 @ 05:02 pm

Democrats' 'Deadbeats'

By Boston Herald (MA)

There is life after death -- at least if you have a Massachusetts EBT card.

In fact, sometimes life doesn't begin until after death, if you define the beginning of life as getting your first EBT card.

According to the state auditor's report on welfare abuse released yesterday, they found at least 42 loafers "whose benefits actually began after the recipients' dates of death."

This gives new meaning to the term "deadbeats."

In all, the state auditors found 1,164 deceased persons who had collected a total of $2.39 million. I've heard of a kiss in the mail, but this is more like necrophilia. You know that movie, "The Sixth Sense," where the little kid keeps saying, "I see dead people"?

I see dead Democrats.

Odd timing for this audit, though -- just a few days after the Legislature deep-sixed welfare reform for yet another year.

The report certainly shows the lengths the layabouts will go to rather than actually get a job. Not that they're exactly matching wits with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties always get their man. The DTA -- the Department of Terrorist Assistance -- never gets their man. And that's the way they like it.

Some "deadbeats" are collecting under more than one Social Security number. Others are sharing a single number. Another thing the DTA doesn't check on -- those "self-reported Social Security numbers." The synonym for "self-reported" is "made up."

But DTA staffers wouldn't think of ever going after any of their, uh, clients. Professional courtesy and all that. According to the state auditor, 30,000 blank EBT cards have gone missing (the synonym for which is "been stolen"). Then there are all the "lost" EBT cards. Last week, the state Senate voted down an amendment to put photo IDs on the EBT cards. Almost 10,000 members of the non-working classes have received at least 10 replacement cards since 2006. One forgetful fellow "lost" 127 cards.

The vote not to even try to end this abuse was 30-8.

How about the welfare recipients' vacations? Can you guess what the No. 1 destination in Florida was? You got it: Orlando. In Nevada? Las Vegas, of course. Do you know what the No. 1 tourist attraction is in South Carolina? That's right, Myrtle Beach. Damn, you're good.

You know how the "advocates" are always saying these cards are mostly used to buy food? Then why are the top 10 outlets for EBT card use all banks -- you know, banks with ATM machines? And why do so many of the alleged "food transactions" end in even dollars?

Yesterday the TV stations decided they couldn't avoid mentioning the EBT scandal anymore. Some of them actually played it up big -- complete with chyrons reading "BREAKING NEWS."

Breaking news? Breaking to whom? Maybe to the deadbeats' greatest friend, Gov. Deval Patrick. I'm sure he'll correct everyone this morning. This isn't breaking news, these are just ... anecdotes.


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  1. Scruffy-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
    May 29, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    You do not have to be very bright to figure out the democrats know that the more parasites they give free stuff to, the more deadbeats who will vote for the democrats in order to keep getting free stuff.

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    • rrg51Comment by rrg51
      May 29, 2013 @ 10:32 am

      And each of their votes counts the same as your and mine. How frustrating!

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    • extyrequeenComment by extyrequeen
      May 29, 2013 @ 10:59 am

      as a former resident of the corrupt state of mass. this is just another day at the office for these dumbocrats…they have to buy votes to get elected so this is no surprise. the
      people of mass. and every state that has these moroons running
      things is their own fault…

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  2. VoiceOfReasonComment by VoiceOfReason
    May 29, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Is there any doubt in your mind that these “dead” people were also casting votes for the Kenyan fraud and his Democrat ticket?

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  3. lynninvaComment by lynninva
    May 29, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    If there is this much going on in just one state, can you imagine what it’s like nationwide? No wonder Obama was reelected.

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  4. clcool42Comment by clcool42
    May 29, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    My mother-in-law ( a Massachusetts resident), passed away at 102 in 2009. She qualified but never applied for food stamps. About 3 weeks after she died a letter came, addressed to her;it read in part “Congratulations on qualifying for food stamps, here is your $150.00 EBT card.”
    If we were crooks we could have used that card.
    The welfare state in action

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    • gopuc12450Comment by gopuc12450
      May 30, 2013 @ 9:58 am

      That tells me one thing!
      The ADMINISTRATORS are at least as crooked as the recipients. They scan the obits for clients.

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  5. pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    There are generations of families in this country who have never held a legitimate job, never tried to find a legitimate job and who never will work a legitimate job. Welfare is the family business. The girls keep having babies, the baby daddies keep smoking dope, the grannies keep serving as designated childcare and the money keeps rolling in. Someday the responsible folks will shut the door, turn out the lights and walk away. Then, the formerly majestic USA, will have become, in its entirety, downtown Detroit.

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  6. bna42Comment by bna42
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    “Odd timing for this audit, though — just a few days after the Legislature deep-sixed welfare reform for yet another year.”

    I think it is ridiculous that these studies and the resulting reports are always buried until a more convenient time. Reports about Benghazi were hidden until after the 2012 election, reports about IRS misconduct were hidden until revealed at a more convenient time, and this state report was concealed until AFTER welfare reform was postponed for another year.

    Since Congress is always eager to enact a new law as a band-aid, they should pass a law requiring that these investigative reports be released immediately after completed.

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    The state of California, where I live, actually advertises their food stamp program on both radio and TV under their marketing oriented name of “CalFresh”. It is though it is a positive metric of those in the government when the number of participants in the food stamp program increases each year, when to me, the government should be pushing programs and policies that would help citizens off of welfare and programs like food stamps. This is how “upside down” the role of government has become as it seeks to become the largest charity in the world instead of focusing on the mainstream job of government.

    The national food stamp program and welfare programs ingeneral, has grown significantly under the Obama administration, which to me, is an obvious metric of the health of our economy. We now have over a hundred million (one out of three) Americans receiving some form of welfare subsidy which is outrageous.

    When tens of millions of Americans are out of work and many have given up trying to find a job for a myriad of reasons, their only other choices are criminal or government safety nets just to survive, and we are seeing it big time under the Obama administration. Just because the stock market is up does not mean our economy is healthy, or even truly improving, as the connections between the market and our economy are tenuous at the best these days. The real metrics of the economy that matter are the level of participants in the workforce, the absolute unemployment level (not the manipulated one), the number of Americans paying federal taxes, the number of Americans on welfare and food stamps, and the fiscal health of the government. All of these metrics are negative and not significantly improving as the policies of the Obama administration to turn around the economy have been a dismal failure.

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  8. MustLiveFreeComment by MustLiveFree
    May 29, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Waste, fraud, abuse – none of it matters. What’s important is that the politicians can home at night and “feel good” because they “helped the needy”. Doesn’t bother them that they do it with your money.

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  9. way2coolComment by way2cool
    May 29, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Massachusetts, hmm, isn’t that the state that Boston is located? The Boston terrorists got food stamps, free education, welfare to the hilt; now they are supporting the dead also? What’s happening in the State of Mass. Hmmmm, again.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      May 29, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

      Maybe with the Kennedys, Kerrys Romneys, and the rest of the super-wealthy the state has enough to not worry about squandering money on the dead.

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    May 29, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

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  12. ara5353Comment by ara5353
    May 31, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    If you live in one of these parasite states where the Demoncrats rule, I have only one question for you. WHY DON’T YOU MOVE??? If everyone who is working and paying taxes in these states was to move out, there would be no more money for the Demoncrats to waste and the deadbeats would have to get a real job or starve. However, if you do move, don’t tell your Demoncrat neighbors or they might follow you and turn the place you move to into another parasite state.

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