Friday, May 15, 2009

Zombie Stimulus

Looks like the stimulus is being used to pay off long time Democrat voters-

Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago. He'd been a U.S. citizen when he left for Italy in 1933, but only returned to the United States for a seven-month visit in 1969.

A careless error? Not really-

The Santopadres are not alone. The Social Security Administration, which sent out 52 million checks, says that some of those checks mistakenly went to dead people because the agency had no record of their death. That amounts to between 8,000 and 10,000 checks for millions of dollars.

An estimation evidently- the figure could conceivably be larger. So, the cheques were sent out to people in the system who hadn't yet been flagged as deceased?

The strange thing is, some of the checks were made out to people -- like Romonini -- who were never even part of the Social Security system.

So where did the names and addresses come from? Voter registration forms?

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