Oct 28 2011
There is a huge story out that illustrates how liberal policies to help the needy actually end up being ways for greedy left wingers to steal tax payer money and live high on all our hard work. This is just the tip of the iceberg folks:
Eleven people were charged on Thursday in an enormous fraud scheme in which hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers falsely claimed to have disabling injuries, with some of them collecting tens of thousands of dollars in annual pensions while spending time playing golf, law enforcement officials said.
The fraudulent payouts in the scheme, officials estimate, could end up costing a federal pension agency more than $1 billion if fully disbursed.
Ten of the defendants were taken into custody early Thursday at their homes by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state investigators, officials said. They included seven former railroad workers, including a former union president; a former federal railroad pension agency employee who helped the workers file claims; a doctor; and a doctor’s office manager. A second doctor is expected to surrender on Friday.
Think about it while your at work today struggling to make ends meet. These damn fee-loaders stole your income (in the form of federal taxes) and used it to live high on the hog. They stole food and a college education from your kids or a vacation for your family.
Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found.
Steven Preckwinkle, the political director for the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and fellow union lobbyist David Piccioli were the only people who took advantage of a small window opened by lawmakers a few months earlier.
The legislation enabled union officials to get into the state teachers pension fund and count their previous years as union employees after quickly obtaining teaching certificates and working in a classroom. They just had to do it before the bill was signed into law.
These two con artists stole retirement money from teachers! What about all those who got rich at Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac when they tanked the housing market with their risky loan schemes? What about all those Solyndra’s out there blowing our money on boondoggles and oak paneled board rooms while raking in 7 figure salaries? What about the great CO2 con and how we are taxed for being a carbon based life form?
This is why the federal government needs to be dramatically cut down to size so We The People are the ones spending our money on our needs.