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The growing social costs of welfare and entitlement fraud

Income inequality seems to be all the rage today. But left unsaid is the growing social costs of welfare and entitlement fraud. According to the U.S. government’s own estimates, 5.2 percent ($98.7 billion) of its social program payments are “improper”, meaning that the payment went to the wrong person, the payment amount was incorrect, there Continue Reading

Fraud at the USDA

The conventional thinking is that most of the fraud that takes place at the USDA is related to the food stamp program but a July report from the Office of the Inspector General paints a different picture. According to the Inspector General’s investigation, 10 cases involving USDA programs have wrapped up in the past two Continue Reading

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