Monday, July 18, 2011

O'Keefe Strikes Again

Project Veritas' James O'Keefe has done it again. His latest undercover video documentary project follows two individuals posing as Russian drug dealers attempting to apply for Medicaid benefits at welfare offices in the state of Ohio. Unbelievably, the welfare workers coach the men on hiding assets, not to worry about their immigration status, their illicit drug business or whether their minor sister who is turning tricks for money can obtain free abortions when she becomes pregnant. Without batting an eye, the welfare workers urge them to send their little sister to Planned Parenthood whenever she becomes pregnant. O'Keefe has been accused of selectively editing the undercover videos he has targeted against Planned Parenthood and ACORN. According to the Daily Caller, O'Keefe is providing unedited, complete footage to state attorney general offices around the nation.


Pete Boggs said...

The accent is co rrup tion

Cato said...

Welfare fraud, while frustrating, is really peanuts, when measured against the federal budget.

Every plane load of supplies for the wars contains more bill padding and obscene war profiteering than a subsidized apartment building full of fraudsters could accomplish.

Here's something I'll bet you didn't know: Ever drive I-65 and see all these long National Guard convoys coming to and fro? Lots of new fancy vehicles in the line. Now, the Guard is deployed overseas. Why is their gear here?

Answer: the stuff here, new and fancy, is not purchased for deployment. It's just to drive around and look good at Stout Field and to give commanders something to be in charge of so they can put in for phony promotions. The Guard practices transporting and rigging all this gear for deployment, knowing that it will never, ever, be deployed.

We buy an entirely new set of Hummers, Bradleys, trucks, etc. for over there. If/When we leave, we either give those vehicles to the local governments, or we destroy them. We don't bring them back, because we want to keep giving phony orders to the manufacturers to keep profits up.

We could cancel that monthly Guard drill and not lose a bit of readiness, while saving millions in drill pay. They're usually wasting time, playing politics, trying to advance through phony ranks, and not doing anything that has any application in a war.

Anyway, exorbitant cop pensions worry me far more than welfare benefits.

Since Republicans like cops and the military, and since Republicans love to see the poor suffer, they want to see the government used to let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The Republicans gloss over every cop and military excess, while complaining loudly about steaks in a welfare queen's Kroger cart.