Where does the money go?
Some dollars are invested in infrastructure such as roads. Other dollars are spent on national defense. Other dollars are spent on a shopping spree at Walmart.
Pamela O’Dell, a Missouri Department of Social Services eligibility specialist, went on a shopping spree using $52,000 worth of food stamps, reports say.
• O’Dell is one who got caught, assuming she's guilty as charged. How many other bureaucrats are stealing from taxpayers?
Every time politicians spend tax funds on unnecessary monuments, public works projects, over-the-top schools and government structures, etc., they are effectively stealing from taxpayers. While O'Dell's theft may have fed her physical appetite, tax dollars wasted on many government projects feed politicians' egos. What's the difference?
• Keep in mind that government is a conceptual abstract. Conceptual abstracts can do nothing on their own. It is the human element with government that screws us. Consequently, when we say, The government forces us to pay taxes, we literally mean, people who work for the conceptual abstract force us to pay taxes.
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O’Dell was responsible for processing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program applications and files and used her position to replace participants’ home addresses with her own government office address in Dunklin County, Mo., when participants opted out of the program. That office then issued new Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT cards using O’Dell’s information.
O’Dell did this from 2009 to 2014. She spent the benefits at a local Walmart and a grocery store in Kansas, according to the DOJ.
A federal grand jury in Cape Girardeau, Mo., indicted her on one felony count of mail fraud. O’Dell, if convicted, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
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