Here’s another scandal of the Obama presidency that most mainstream media will happily shove under the rug…along wit Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the serial lying about ObamaCare, etc. etc. etc.
From Stephen Dinan’s article for the Washington Times:
The controversial “Obamaphone” program, which pays for cellphones for the poor, is rife with fraud, according to a new government report released Thursday that found more than a third of enrollees may not even be qualified.
Known officially as the Lifeline Program, the phone giveaway became a symbol of government waste in the previous administration. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office bears out those concerns.
The report, requested by Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, also says the program has stashed some $9 billion in assets in private bank accounts rather than with the federal treasury, further increasing risks and depriving taxpayers of the full benefit of that money.
“A complete lack of oversight is causing this program to fail the American taxpayer — everything that could go wrong is going wrong,” said Mrs. McCaskill, ranking Democrat on the Senate’s chief oversight committee and who is a former state auditor in Missouri.
“We’re currently letting phone companies cash a government check every month with little more than the honor system to hold them accountable, and that simply can’t continue,” she said.
Thank you, Stephen Drinan, for reporting this scandal.
And, on behalf of Mr. Drinan and the few others like him, thank you mainstream media for giving them a clear field to own this story, since you either won’t report it at all, or will relegate it to “and in other news” status.
And thank you Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), ranking Democrat on the Senate Oversight Committee for so dilligently noticing this scandal….years after it was in place, and only after your guy, Barack Obama, was safely out of office.
This is exactly what people dislike – make that despise – about politicians and about our compromised media…
…and it is a major reason why Donald Trump was elected President.
Congratulations, guys. You did it. How happy that must make you.