Open Food Stamp Fraud On Craigslist & Other Social Media Costs You 750 Million Per Year

If you think the government makes a good faith effort to stop fraud in programs like food stamps, this story should change your mind.

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A Sacramento television station is reporting that taxpayers are being defrauded to the tune of about $750 million per year because of food stamp recipients who resell their benefits for cash using Craigslist and other social media. The news team was able to set up a hidden camera interviews with a couple of scammers who told them how they game the system for a quick buck.

…A Sacramento television station is reporting that taxpayers are being defrauded to the tune of about $750 million per year because of food stamp recipients who resell their benefits for cash using Craigslist and other social media. The news team was able to set up a hidden camera interviews with a couple of scammers who told them how they game the system for a quick buck.

…Nationwide, this type of food stamp fraud costs taxpayers $750 million annually. Michael Weston, who works for the California Department of Social Services says, “It’s an issue that we’re aware of. It’s an issue we’re serious about and that we’re monitoring.” Yeah, they check Craigslist and other social media sites, but considering the vast scope of the fraud, the truth is that the government is probably monitoring food stamp fraud just about as well as the bridge on the Titanic kept an eye out for icebergs.

The Food Stamp President doesn’t care how much fraud there is in the program; he just wants as many Americans on food stamps as possible. That’s because the more dependent Americans there are, the better off the Democrats are. If taxpayers and America itself loses out in the process, Obama just doesn’t care.

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