One of the biggest complaints about any government run system or agency is the sheer size and ineptitude of their bureaucracies. From paying rents or leases on unhabited buildings, to propping up failed agencies such as the Department of Education or the Postal Service, government waste costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollar per year.
So it probably won't come as much of a surprise that a new report on Oct. 2 from the Congressional Reserch Center shows that in 2009, the Federal government actually paid unemployment benefits to over 2370 households that earned over $1 million dollars.
Just because millionaires are people too, and they too can apparently lose their jobs, we now learn courtesy of the Congressional Research Center, that in 2009, 2,362 Americans making over $1,000,000 in income (and just shy of a million people making over $200,000) collected unemployment benefits. - Zerohedge
Through the last decade, government programs have paid welfare to many different people and agencies that did not need it, and fell outside the intended income levels of the program. But rather than reform these broken programs that cost the taxpayers $billions, more often than not, Congress enlarges these agencies, and puts good money after bad to keep creating the largest welfare state in the history of the world.