Inaccuracies emerge from Unemployment Fraud Committee

And yes, when demagogues are planning to use stuff like this to hurt unemployed workers even more, it makes a difference:

Improper payouts involving allegations of fraud hit an estimated $12 million during the same time period, around 2.4 percent of total payouts.

Actually, that's 2.4 percent of the improper payouts, not the total payouts. That alleged $12 million in fraud only represents less than 1/10 of 1% of the money paid out. Keep that in mind before you recommend draconian measures to fix a problem (fraud) that barely exists.


The GOP pattern

  • Find a non-existent problem.
  • Come up with a solution to the non-existent problem that calls for more sacrifice by working folks so upper crust can get richer.
  • Celebrate how wonderful it is that corporations are people.
  • Stack the deck to buy more control over the government you love to hate.
  • Rinse and repeat.


It's amazing that all their "solutions" for problems that don't exist end up actually creating problems, at least for the people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, anyway.

It's almost Orwellian, when you peel it apart.