Good grief. What does a person have to do to be ineligible for government assistance in this country?
Project Veritas asks that question in its latest investigation.
In the latest video, filmed in several Medicaid offices in South Carolina, an undercover reporter, dressed in a kilt and driving an expensive sports car, poses as an IRA terrorist. He explains that his comrades have gunshot wounds and is in need of twenty-five Medicaid applications.
The Medicaid case worker tells the reporter, who is identified as “Sean Murphy” that “his business is his business. She does not probe into the nature of his work. One of the Medicaid workers helps Murphy fill out a form and lists an injury as “shot offshore.”
A wealthy Irish drug and gun smuggling terrorist needs Medicaid for 25 foreign compatriots with gun-shot wounds. (Never-mind the IRA hasn’t been active for years)…What will the Medicaid office do????
“In this time of economic uncertainty, the American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are being wasted.” said James O’Keefe. “This is hardly an isolated incident. Government workers willing to aid people with criminal backgrounds and great wealth should be an outrage to every American. After tapes were revealed yesterday of a similar investigation in Ohio, one Medicaid worker has already been put on paid administrative leave. This should be a wake-up call for close scrutiny of the Medicaid system.”
Official Media Matters response: HOAX!!11!!! He didn’t wear the hat into the office!!!
A complaint filed July 7, 2010 indicates ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera (seen here in the ACORN San Diego investigation) is suing James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles in federal court for at least $75,000. Vera alleges Giles and O’Keefe violated the Invasion of Privacy Act when they videotaped him giving advice regarding underage prostitution to the fake pimp and prostitute in 2009.
No matter what the job is — even in non-bureaucratic positions — an employee’s real directive is to avoid complaints by clients and hassles from superiors and above all else not get fired.
If a system is in place — and I don’t give a fig what’s in the employee manuals; I mean the real governing system in place — has all the incentives on one side of things (here, to just give out money willy-nilly; in the Army, to just promote Muslim officers even if they were giving “psychiatric research presentations” celebrating Islamic jihad — then that is how the bureaucrats will act.
If bureaucrats began to get fired based on what we saw here in Ohio, there would at least be some incentive on the other side of things to deny money to plainly-ineligible fraudsters. As things stand, there is not.