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    3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates - Yahoo! Finance

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to people who were in no position to use the money to help stimulate the economy: prison inmates.

    The checks were part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and President Barack Obama in February. About 52 million Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and those receiving Supplemental Security Income were eligible for the one-time checks.

    Prison inmates are generally ineligible for federal benefits. However, 2,200 of the inmates who received checks got to keep them because, under the law, they were eligible, said Mark Lassiter, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration. They were eligible because they weren't incarcerated in any one of the three months before the recovery package was enacted.

    "The law specified that any beneficiary eligible for a Social Security benefit during one of those months was eligible for the recovery payment," Lassiter said.

    The other 1,700 checks? That was a mistake...The federal government processed $13 billion in stimulus payments. About $425,000 was incorrectly sent to inmates.
    Pffft, who cares how many social scientists claim that crime doesn't pay? We can again see the schism between their ivory tower theories and the real world, amirite?

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    Re: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    I'm confused as to what your argument is. Care to lay it out or just making a general observation that a mistake happened?

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    Re: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    wow....that's an awful error percentage.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    Some prisoners will complain because they were omitted.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    lol....maybe.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    I can't wait for the government take over health care.
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