Tuesday, July 30, 2013

GAO Audit Shows Dead Farmers Reap Millions in Subsidies

WASHINGTON, DC - The federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn’t do the routine checks required to make sure it is paying benefits to the right people.

The Government Accountability Office said one agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, made $10.6 million payments from 2008 to 2012 on behalf of more than 1,100 people who had been dead at least a year. Another arm of the department, the Risk Management Agency, paid out $22 million to more than 3,400 policyholders who had been dead at least two years.

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Dead farmers reap millions in subsidies, GAO audit shows - Washington Times

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Child Care Providers Forced to Scan or Scram

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Scan or scram is what some child care center owners are feeling. DHS (Department of Human Services)  recently announced the statewide roll-out of the finger scan program for parents using federal money to pay for child care.
Tiny Tots Learning Center owner Bessie Walker has toys, books and papers scattered and boxed up.  After 34 years in business, Friday is her last day to be open. Walker refuses to put the controversial scanners at her front door. 
(Ms Walker had opportunity to have scanner at any location. See rules by clicking here) 
For the complete article click here > Child care providers say they're forced to scan or scram - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

The rules were established by DHS and a pilot program was put into place.  
To read the rules click here

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