Dead Farmers Get Millions in Federal Crop Insurance Payouts

July 30, 2013

  • July 30, 2013 at 11:04 am
    Celtica says:
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    Now if the headline had been, “Dead Welfare and Food Stamp Recipients received Millions in Benefits,” you know this article would be lighting up with the Obama haters…

    Dead farmers? Not so much.

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm
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      • July 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm
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        Obama will hire $35 million of payroll to handle this problem, and then claim unemployment has gone down some more.
        Next year expect to read about how the taxpayers are subsidizing high income earners for their Exchange bought health insurance, and expect to read how taxpayers are paying for surgeries and drugs for dead people on obamacare.

        • July 31, 2013 at 10:41 am
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          Cheetoh Mulligan,

          Interesting that you bring that up. Were you aware that public sector jobs increased by 1,748,000 during President George W. Bush’s administration and decreased by 718,000 during President Obama’s administration. Please explain to me how the government shrank under a Republican administration and grew under a Democratic administration.
          If have different FACTS, please provide along with your source.

          http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2013/04/public-and-private-sector-payroll-jobs-bush-and-obama.html

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      • July 31, 2013 at 9:08 am
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        Libby said, “They’ll still blame him. the article said specifically from ’2008 to 2012.’ They’ll be on here. Give ‘em time…”

        Please see below.

        • July 31, 2013 at 11:15 am
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          Thanks for re-stating since I got censored… Gee. What a surprise!

  • July 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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    Dead farmers aren’t much fun.

    • July 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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      But apparently their bank accounts are!

  • July 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Broker of Record says:
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    The dead farmers will still vote in Chicago elections.

    • July 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm
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      The dead farmers also vote in the Ohio elections and do it multiple times. After all, they do have to keep the gravy train going.

  • July 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm
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    dead farmers from new york will vote for anthony wiener!

    • July 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm
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      The latest pictures are screen savers on Bawney Franks laptop.

  • July 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    Scott says:
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    Granted, it’s not “him” per se, but it is indicative of how our government employees do things. You this THIS is bad? Wait until Obamacare rolls out!

    • July 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
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      Much of the PPACA is rolled out. People cannot get kicked off insurance, children can be on their parents’ policy until age 26, refunds are being sent out, rates are dropping in states that were proactive in implementing it, and personally, our family received a breast pump so our daughter can continue to have the benefits of breast milk once my wife returns to work and our daughter goes to daycare. It’s certainly not perfect, but definitely a step in the right direction.

      • July 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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        So, there are 4 people out here who like people getting kicked off insurance plans, parents not having an opportunity to keep their young adult children healthy, people not getting refunded by being overcharged, rates increasing rather than decreasing, and my daughter not having her mother’s breast milk while attending daycare. Do you also like people not having access to health insurance due to pre-existing conditions?

        I tell you what I don’t like about the PPACA. The mandate…the part that HASN’T kicked in yet. But, I do understand it is a necessary evil.

  • July 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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    So who is forging the signatures on these checks to get them cashed?

    We’ll never get the money back, but they share blame as well.

  • July 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    Observer: great idea to think of the Dr Demento song. Simply insert the word “farmer” and the song still works!

    Dead puppies
    Dead puppies
    Dead puppies aren’t much fun
    They don’t come when you call
    They don’t chase squirrels at all
    Dead puppies aren’t much fun

    My puppy died late last fall
    He’s still rotting in the hall
    Dead puppies aren’t much fun
    Mom says puppy’s days are through
    She’s gonna throw him in the stew
    Dead puppies aren’t much fun

    • July 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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      L saw the good Dr. live in the 70′s. He played all the records he couldn’t play on the radio. Very funny.

  • July 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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    well at least they’re “pushing up daisies”

  • July 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    $32M not so bad…really? C’mon. This is only ONE PROGRAM. AND it doesn’t include the potential for another $1.1B from subsidies. Re-read…it says $32M for soil conservation & crop ins. It doesn’t include the waste from the direct subsidies.

    And no, I don’t blame O’bama, this is bi-partisan. The Agri-lobby is one of the biggest in the country.

  • July 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm
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    Never in History has one President-Obamanation- spent so much and caused such a HUGE deficit, that is a fact. (And in my opinion- gotten so little for his money)
    Even small-brain people have to acknowledge that.

    • July 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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      Realist, the sad thing is that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Rampant incompetence, obvious fraud and no transparency or accountability among all levels of this monstrous government. And this government wants to run our healthcare. What a joke.

      • July 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm
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        Nope, the government is still having private carriers runs healthcare. But, continue spilling what Politifact labeled had their #1 lie 2 years in a row. Government takeover…ha! I wish we could get at least an option for single payer.

    • July 31, 2013 at 11:16 am
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      Realist,

      That is true regarding spending and the deficit during President Obama’s administration. However, to be fair, the same could be said at the end of President Reagan and President George W. Bush’s adminstrations as well.
      Regardless of the reasons, even Republicans have to acknowledge that.

  • July 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm
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    *run

  • July 31, 2013 at 7:46 am
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    Why isn’t the social security death information automatically dumped to any other federal program that sends money to people. There should be an exchange of information so that this doesn’t happen. It can be automated in a manner similar to auto insurance and vehicle registration.

    • July 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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      Hi jw,

      I’m not arguing with you, just asking a question and I don’t mean it to be crass, either! How does the Social Security Administration even know when someone dies? Doesn’t a family member have to report it? You always hear those stories about people collecting the money (No Country for Old Men!). So in this case, if they know that much money went to dead farmers, they should know which farmers they were and be able to trace who was cashing the checks illegally and make them repay it?

      (I know, I know….in a perfect world this would happen, but likely, nothing will get done.)

      • July 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm
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        You can’t get blood out of a turnip. And if the farmer is dead, we don’t have any turnips anyway!

      • August 1, 2013 at 7:52 am
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        I’m guessing here, but since the SSA will pay a death benefit upon learning of a death most people will notify the agency to get that money. It’s not much, but I imagine many people report a death just for that reason.

        If the person is already collecting SS benefits, then there is no motivation to notify. Except going to jail for fraud. I’m not sure if people are honest or not. Some must be, but no doubt there are many who aren’t.

  • July 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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    JW and Nebraskan, when a death certificate is issued, it must be sent immediately by the issuing party to SS. That way, they stop SS payments immediately if the person was retired and collecting SS. That info is also available to life insurance companies so that beneficiaries can get their benefits even if the documentation has been lost. NY state recently fined a bunch of life companies for not doing that.

    • August 1, 2013 at 7:54 am
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      Thank you! I didn’t know that. Wish I had read this before I replied to Nebraskan, though. ;)

  • July 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Sargeant Major says:
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    Another fine, well oiled,efficient federal government program.

  • July 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    Hey greenflash and Agent, I assume you guys have been keeping up with Anthony Weiner AKA “the peter tweeter”? Since the new lewd photos came out there have been many comments including:

    * His new cyber alias “Carlos Danger” was used to court the Hispanic vote.

    *Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Ever since this story broke, Weiner has been “popping up” all over town!”

    * Barney Frank commented- From the photos I have seen, it looks like Weiner has really aged since this all started.

    * Al Sharpton is organizing a Weiner rally in over 100 cities. They expect some of the biggest Weiners in the Democrat party to show up.
    * Nancy Pelosi said You have to vote for Weiner before you know what Weiner is all about.

    • August 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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      Some one posted on FB Weiner Holder in 2016. I had to laugh out loud – mind you!

    • August 2, 2013 at 9:45 am
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      Sargeant, I could be wrong, but when the NY Times comes out and says he should get out and several powerful Democrats say the same thing, I think the dog catcher would beat him. Perhaps there are enough perverts in NY to elect him, but indications are he may get the fewest votes on record. Maybe he can live on his wife’s income as assistant to Hilary in her campaign.



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