Apr 11, 2015

As I Predicted

     As I predicted, at least one media outlet has tried to make a big deal out of 18 sexual predators receiving Social Security benefits. Michael Hiltzik calls them out on trying to puff up such a trivial matter.


Anonymous 42 said...

Sometimes you have to pay people who disgust you; however, if they meet the disability criteria, they should get benefits.

Anonymous said...

The issue is the definition of confinement. In these cases it appears that someone assumed that since the convicted felons had been released from prison they were eligible to have their benefits resumed. However, under their conditions they continue to meet the definition of confinement and should remain in suspense. This situation may very well apply to other convicted felons. Looking at sexual predators was OIG's way of sensationalizing the issue and drawing attention to it.