I need $100. I need it right now. I want it right. now. There's at least $350 in my house jammed between seat cushions, tucked into my pockets, and stuffed inside the piggy bank that's so hard to open. How about I save myself the trouble and just rob the old lady living in 5a?
Sounds ridiculous? It is, but that seems to be the prevailing accounting model backing US government spending - the same government that rolled its eyes after the S&P downgraded the country's AAA credit rating. [If you don't have a life or want an excuse to stay on the internet, you can peep my recent gripe about bloated government spending here.]
According to reported figures, the state of Ohio spends a whopping $29,000 every minute on Medicaid. That's what happens when you instruct wealthy drug smugglers (who prostitute underage girls on the side) how to circumvent the system to receive benefits.
I wish I was kidding. My emerging hero, James O'Keefe (of ACORN scandal expose fame), decided to take on Medicaid and started with a hidden camera sting in an Ohio Medicaid office. Two citizen reporters posed as wealthy Russian drug dealers and walked-in to apply for aid. They openly shared their recent purchase of an impressive $800,000 McLaren F1 they had shipped to the US.
The processor went on to advise the men on how to beat the system, including: Listing their occupation as "babysitting," and using Planned Parenthood to get multiple free abortions for their underage prostitute sister as needed for her trade. Parts of the video roll like comedic satire, but the whole tragedy is real.
This level of waste and lack of accountability represents an epic FAIL when politicians feign bafflement over the gusher of money spewing our tax dollars into a black hole. The House and Senate debate over new ways to deal with spending and to raise tax revenues, while ignoring simple solutions such as reforming failing programs with a little old fashioned oversight. I may be asking a bit too much, but can we sprinkle in a little accountability so government workers would think to report underage prostitution instead of declaring, "We're not the police." Better yet, how about you stop throwing money at wealthy drug dealers before your propose a clever new way to tax my hard-earned dollars from a legit hustle?
I can't. I just can't. I need to step away and let the video speak for itself. For more information on James O'Keefe and his numerous projects, visit his site at Project Veritas.
On to the show...