Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The elephant in the room

The government cracks down on benefciaries again, and the government is talking tough, with Chester Borrows saying:

welfare fraud is a crime, committed by criminals, for their own benefit at the taxpayer’s expense, and we treat it as such without excuse
Meanwhile, lets not forget the elephant in the room. Tax evasion costs the government between $1 and $6 billion a year. Meanwhile, welfare fraud costs only $39 million. They're chasing peanuts while ignoring the pot of gold. But then, I guess those peanuts aren't being stolen by their mates...