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$36,731,130,000: Improper Medicaid Payments Skyrocket

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By Terence P. Jeffrey | cnsnews

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the day in 2010 when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. (Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) – Improper payments made by the Medicaid program climbed from approximately $29,149,680,000 in fiscal 2015 to $36,731,130,000 in fiscal 2017, according to data published by the Department of Health and Human Services.

That is an increase of $7,581,450,000–or 26 percent.

“Despite efforts to reduce improper payments in the Medicaid program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the program, overall improper payments continue to increase—rising to about $37 billion in fiscal year 2017 compared to $29.1 billion in fiscal year 2015,” GAO Health Care Director

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New SNAP Proposal Aims to Get Millions Off Welfare, Back to Work

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House bill expanding work requirements follows Trump order to do same

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BY: / the Washington Free Beacon.

Getting able-bodied adults off of welfare and back into the workforce is the focus of reforms to federal transfer programs in a bill released by the House Agriculture Committee Thursday.

“We need to begin to define success differently—not by how many people we serve, but rather how many people we aid in climbing the economic ladder,” Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas) wrote in an op-ed in Thursday’s USA Today.

About 42 million Americans benefit from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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Report: Half of Immigrants on Welfare

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By Matt | Contributor | THE POLITICAL INSIDER

In the past on The Political Insider, we’ve covered the immense cost the illegal immigration population imposes on the American economy. The estimated fiscal cost of illegal immigration in terms of welfare use, administration of justice, education, and other forms of public assistance, is nearly $120 billion a year. So costly is illegal immigration, that even if only welfare was refused to them, the taxpayer would save enough money every year to fund Trump’s border wall.

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Conservative Lawmakers Push Abandoned Tool as Way for Trump to Slash Spending

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To start the process of rescinding spending, the president must send a request or requests to Congress. Once he does so, Congress has 45 in-session days to act. (Photo: Xinhua/Sipa USA/Newscom)

Conservatives who are unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill signed last month by President Donald Trump want the president to ask Congress to rescind some of the funds it authorized.

“I’m very supportive of the White House and our leadership engaging on this,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Monday of the rescission process in a statement to The Daily Signal.

“It’s no secret that Washington spending is beyond out of control,” Meadows

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Does Your State Have an Estate or Inheritance Tax?

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Morgan Scarboro

In addition to the federal estate tax of 40 percent, some states impose an additional estate or inheritance tax. Twelve states and the District of Columbia impose an estate tax while six states have an inheritance tax. Maryland is the only state in the country to impose both.

Washington state’s 20 percent rate is the highest estate tax rate in the nation; eight states and DC are next with a top rate of 16 percent. Three states match the federal exemption level of $11.2 million.

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Tax Freedom Day 2018 is April 19th

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Erica York/Tax Foundation

Key Findings Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 19, 109 days into 2018. Tax Freedom Day will be three days earlier than it was in 2017, in large part due to the recent federal tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which significantly lowered federal individual and corporate income taxes. In 2018, Americans will pay $3.4 trillion in federal taxes and $1.8 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of $5.2 trillion, or 30 percent of the nation’s income. Americans will collectively

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Government Controlled Companies Got A $4 Billion Bailout Last Week – And Nobody Noticed

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By Matt | Contributor | THE POLITICAL INSIDER

The Federal government wrote a $4 billion check to two American companies on Friday, and not a single publication bothered to report it.

The mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make more money per employee than any other company in America – and for the past decade, have been 100% under government control.

The tale of Fannie and Freddie is a reminder that “temporary” government help is seldom temporary. The two companies initially agreed to take $187 billion in bailout funds during the financial crisis in 2008, which they’d pay back with 10% interest. The two firms returned to profitability sooner than expected from the financial crisis, so

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America’s Cloward-Piven Approach to Illegal Immigration

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In order to get what they want, leftists are deliberately crashing the entire system to create chaos.

By Arnold Ahlert · at The Patriot Post/ https://patriotpost.us/articles/54900-americas-cloward-piven-approach-to-illegal-immigration

In 1966, Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It was a plan to overthrow America’s capitalist system by overloading the welfare state bureaucracy with demands that were impossible to meet, thereby precipitating a revolution. That was then. Today, there is another ongoing effort to “crash the system.” But not with welfare recipients. Instead, the foot soldiers exploited by Democrats, their media allies, and more than a few Republicans, are illegal aliens.

How does one foment a revolution? First, give its foot soldiers a veneer of legitimacy. In 2013,

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