The waste and fraudulent payments during Covid and then the green energy gold rush have been infuriatingly high. Programs like PPP, food stamps, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, EITC, student loans, and rental assistance have been robbed blind by criminals and fraudsters. The cost is in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Congress has done almost nothing to chase down the thieves. Improper payments are up more than 500% since 2005 – and that’s just the fraud the government knows about.
Has anyone gone to jail?