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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, May 07, 2020

Tens of millions of federal dollars meant for impoverished people in Mississippi were instead spent on lobbyists, concerts, sports tickets, a pro wrestler's family and former NFL star Brett Favre, according to a state audit released Monday. The review of the Mississippi Department of Human Services found more than $94 million in spending that appeared questionable, unverified or outright wrong.

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Who would have thought that Brett Favre was a welfare cheat? He's giving the money back and blaming his agent but had he not been shamed into doing so, I wonder if he would have even bothered.

Mississippi isn't alone; just the most egregious.

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Here is an interesting article for more background.

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#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-05-07 07:09 AM | Reply

I lived in Mississippi when I was a young teenager. I honestly hate Mississippi, you couldn't pay me enough to ever live in that s**t H**e. I'll guarantee you this scandal is just the tip of the ice berg.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-07 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think the theory is that poor people can't be trusted to have money.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-07 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny how Republicans that hate government always seem to be at the center of poor governance.

It's almost as if they're trying to fulfill their own prophecy or something...

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-07 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's almost as if they're trying to fulfill their own prophecy or something...
#4 | POSTED BY JPW

Florida's unemployment system representing exhibit A?

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-07 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Funny how Republicans that hate government always seem to be at the center of poor governance."

Not to mention, they hate the poor, so they found ways to spend welfare money on the rich.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-07 05:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Time the for federal government to treat Mississippi like they did right after the Civil War.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-07 10:30 PM | Reply

Just another red state miracle.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-08 09:26 AM | Reply

Funny how Republicans that hate government always seem to be at the center of poor governance.
It's almost as if they're trying to fulfill their own prophecy or something...
#4 | POSTED BY JPW

They just assume everyone else is as corrupt and/or incompetent as they are. The scream about welfare and voter fraud because they are the ones committing it. They claim parents and classmates of dead children are paid protestors because they are the ones actually paying protestors. Nearly every ill that Republicans see in the world is really just their reflection.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-08 03:31 PM | Reply

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