Did You Know...

   

Illinois awarded $4.1 million federal bonus for ‘only’ misspending $52 million on food stamps

Share
By Doug Powers  •  July 21, 2013 03:49 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

What sequester?

From an Illinois Department of Human Services press release:

Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler today announced that the state was awarded a $4.1 million bonus for its effective administration of the Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (SNAP). Illinois was recognized for its accuracy rate of 98.3 percent, which ranked sixth in the nation in fiscal year 2012.

What amount of money did taxpayers lose due to ineffective administration?

Just more than 2 million people in the state, or 16 percent of the population, are enrolled in the federally managed SNAP. Washington D.C., sent Illinois $3 billion for SNAP last year.

The numbers: 1.74 percent of $3 billion is $52 million. That’s a lot of taxpayer waste.
[…]
Dabrowksi said Illinois saw its food stamp population jump 11.5 percent last year.

In 2011, the Obama administration gave Oregon a $5 million bonus for its efficient and speedy expansion of the food stamp roles.

The national food stamp roles continue to skyrocket as well (click to enlarge):

null

That’s terrific economic stimulus, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

Note: I made a correction in the title. The original version said $4.2 million. The correct number is $4.1 million.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Hillary Clinton’s emails sent to ‘Fun Camp’ permanently

March 27, 2015 08:54 PM by Doug Powers

officespace

Hillary’s email server unavailable for comment

Hillary at the White House

March 24, 2015 09:11 AM by Doug Powers

obamahillary

The story straightening

Time: Hillary Clinton’s emails weren’t even read before they were deleted

March 12, 2015 03:51 PM by Doug Powers

nakedgun

“Nothing to see here,” part 361.

NYT: Dems have to stick with Hillary because ‘she’s the whole plan’

March 12, 2015 07:00 AM by Doug Powers

officer

No place else to go

Trust her: Hillary Clinton only deleted personal emails, like the ones that Bill never sent

March 10, 2015 09:16 PM by Doug Powers

hillaryemail1

The couple that lies together, stays together


Categories: 2016 Campaign, Barack Obama, Corruption, Hillary Clinton

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook