Ministry of Social Development incompetence makes bennie fraud look like chump change
Benefit cheats get away with $16m
Benefit fraud cost taxpayers nearly $16 million last year with 10 social welfare staff sacked for ripping off the system. Figures released to the Herald under the Official Information Act show fraud detected by the Ministry of Social Development has almost doubled from $8.1 million five years ago.
I'm sorry, we are jumping up and down for $16 million in benefit fraud??? What about the almost half a billion the Ministry of Social Welfare blows every year due to their own incompetence?
Ministry's mistakes cost taxpayers
Beneficiaries owe the Ministry of Social Development nearly $1 billion and about half of it is because of overpayments, official figures show. The total includes recoverable assistance of about $410 million, fraud about $65 million and an outstanding overpayments balance of $454 million which the ministry is trying to get back.
We love to bash the dirty filthy bludger and no one hates them more than the sparkling bright rednecks of NZ, even when the incompetence of the department makes bennie fraud look like chump change.
Bill English wants to make up the $2billion deficit from his failed 'turbo charge' change in GST from beneficiaries while Cathy Odgers shows us the spite and casual racism the right have towards the poor with her plans for who can breed and who can't.
Beneficiaries who account for 14% of the 2008 electorate need to understand that if they don't vote in this election against National, then their standard of living is about to take another deep dive.