Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"C'mon it is not like they are bankers or anything!

I imagine this really builds one's faith in governmental decision-making.
The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social security after forcing them to leave the US. The payments, funded by taxpayers, were made through a legal loophole, an Associated Press investigation has uncovered. Some are still being paid. Former guards at Nazi labour camps, where millions died, are among them.
Believe it or not, all - or at least most - of these people were not employed by Bank of America or Wells Fargo. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

That's AP for you, always digging. Can't have an SSA without the SS.

Gotta keep a watchful eye on that gummint "entitlement" stuff.

Batman 54 said...

So the Republican solution is to repeal Social Security?

Anonymous said...

Now wait just Ein MINUTEN! They EARNED every pfenig of their National Socialist Security!! Sieg FAIL!!!

kingweasil said...

"The arrangement reportedly allows the justice department's Office of Special Investigations to avoid drawn-out deportation hearings and expel more Nazis from the US"...za Nazis don't haff no pension und vee don't vant to tie up zoze justice peoples.theyre veddy bizzy you know!

acrannymint said...

I'm not sure there is a code for "suspected Nazi" in the SSA systems that would deny benefits. I don't know if someone who is a legal US citizen who lives abroad isn't entitled to SSA benefits. I do know that people who don't live in the US don't get Medicare benefits and that people who are incarcerated are not entitled to SSA or Medicare. Under current law, it may be perfectly legal.