Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Largest Welfare Scam in America
We (My co-worker and I) took off well before sunrise this morning for a little trip through North-West Missouri and then on into Iowa. The first leg of our trip was to drop a high dollar item off at a regional State government office. I ain't even gonna bother to tell you which one because it really doesn't matter they are pretty much all the same.
We have an address and a list of three contact numbers, two of the numbers are direct lines to supposedly big-wigs of some type. Neither our GPS nor Mapquest could seem to find the address although we could get relatively close by putting in other numbers in the chain of addresses. Of course the reason is that as usual the government building of whatever flavor has to be the newest built structure public money can pay for in the area. So new in fact that a GPS of less than a year old didn't have it's address in it's software.
Long about 9AM we are getting close to our target and figure the fat cat banker.... I mean public employee types should finally be at work. We start calling. No answer at any of the numbers we have been given. After running up and down the road we finally spy the building we are looking for. We go inside and promptly stand there at a so called service counter for 10 minutes while the government employee tasked with meeting the public talks to her son or daughter on her cell phone. We never did figure out the gender of the child but it was obvious it was a teenage offspring of one flavor or another. Her two co-workers that could be viewed because they didn't have a convenient screen to hide behind were browsing the internet and discussing some fair or event they had went to this past weekend.
The switchboard phone was happily ringing and being ignored as well.
Finally we were told we had to deliver the item to a back building inside the compound. There were no fences or gates that we could see, just a series of parking lots, but it required a security employee of some type to be notified. Where this security person named Janet actually was is still a mystery because we never saw her but she at least knew we were driving a whole 100 feet to the back building. We felt safe because of it.
We got to the building and proceeded to knock on doors. The one that said main entrance didn't seem to have anyone nearby to be the main entrance opener person. Guess they used that position to fill the invisible security guard's salary. Finally after standing around another 10 minutes or so we saw someone walking in the corridor only about 20 feet from the door. She had a doughnut in her hand but she did actually come and open the door for us.
After dropping our super secret in charge names/password we were informed they were in a meeting. Doesn't that just figure. Eventually someone was found to sign for the item and we managed to get out of there with only wasting about an hour or so on something that should have taken maybe 15 minutes max.
It sure is nice to know where all that tax money we give em is going since they now claim to need more just to fix the roads.
With dysfunction and fraud like this it won't be long now.
Oh ya there were also a few posters complaining about how their raise this time around was so lousy and they demand a larger one this year.
Keep Prepping Everyone.... We are gonna need em soon.