But like all racist paradigms, it’s far from the truth. In reality, the most egregious, widespread and costly cases of welfare fraud are perpetrated by pharmacists, dentists and medical providers, who double and triple bill the government for services, file claims for services they never provided, or launder and hide their looted money by using shell companies and paying kickbacks.
Thank you sis for saying this. I’ll never forget when DEA came to pay my ex-husband (a Nurse Manager for a family medicine residency) a visit, which became weekly visits for nearly a year to investigate our town’s oldest independent pharmacies. The owner was White, conservative, and wealthy.
He got busted for forging doctors prescriptions, billing Medicaid and Medicare for services and meds patients didn’t receive, and so forth. He lost his license. All he did was transfer his business over to his wife prior to his hearing (he plead guilty), and wa-lah…he’s still in business today. Barely disgraced and still benefiting from public funds.
Rich people love welfare. They just don’t want us to get any. This was a great essay on how rich conservatives like Trump and Sean Hannity talk out both sides of their necks! The get HUD help meant for low income people to help them get and stay rich. That’s corporate welfare. And what about old Chuck Grassley applying for farm subsidies (welfare, reparations) for his 750 -acre farm from Trump’s bailout. He’s a double dipping millionaire too.
When rich White folks get welfare, they say don’t hate the player, hate the game. When we need welfare because we are really poor and destitute, we are vilianized. It’s just another hypocrisy displayed by the wealthy. When will we votes catch it.