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Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam, Wisconsin.

On March 24, police in Whitefish Bay, WI executed a search warrant to seize evidence of public assistance fraud at a home worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to local reports, Mary Jo Carini-Gallagher and Todd Schaller were taken into custody before being released on signature bonds. They are accused of fraudulently obtaining food stamps and Medicaid benefits well...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop Fraud.

An Illinois man was able to steal nearly $1M from taxpayers, before his elaborate scheme was investigated and stopped. 46 year-old Wael Ghoshesh used more than 3,000 Link (food assistance) cards to buy candy and energy drinks, which he then resold to other stores at a profit. How is it even possible for one man to have access to thousands...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Welfare Reform.

The 1996 Congressional overhaul of the federal welfare program was widely viewed as a major bipartisan success. When the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was terminated in favor of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), many important reforms were implemented that allowed states to tailor their welfare programs to produce desired outcomes; such as work requirements and...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam.

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shines a light on just how much money the federal government has wasted on Medicare and Medicaid in the last year. The two programs, "made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014," an increase of more than 20 percent from 2013. Medicaid itself made nearly $17.5 billion dollars in...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Safe Families.

Foster care reform does not typically rise to the top of a list of traditional “conservative” issues. The left is firmly entrenched in the social work industry, and government has a nearly monopolistic control over child protection, foster care, and adoption. The results of conservative disengagement from these issues are tragic: countless children living without hope of a safe, loving...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Safe Families.

Around the country, there are parents in need. Parents who are without relatives or community support and are desperate for short-term help and assistance while they get back on their feet. They are in crisis, and need someone to help watch over and shelter their children to avoid possibly losing them forever to a government run foster care system. This...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Welfare Reform.

Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly data showing national use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The data show that usage has topped 46 Million Americans for 40 consecutive months. Dependency on SNAP has risen sharply under the Obama administration, with no end in sight. The data for the...[ read more ]