Thursday, October 07, 2010

Is The Failed Stimulus Benefiting the Undead or Merely the Dead?

Well at least 72,000 dead people were helped by the stimulus.

The payments, which were part of last year's massive economic recovery package, were meant to increase consumer spending to help stimulate the economy.

But about $18 million went to nearly 72,000 people who were dead, according to the report by the Social Security Administration's inspector general. The report estimates that a little more than half of those payments were returned.

I wonder if these went to specters, ghosts, zombies, or wraiths? My money is on ghosts because spending on shrouds is way down and there is nothing like a $250 to buy a new set.

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