Letter to Editor OBAMA DOESN’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FRAUD

I help senior citizens to correct bill errors to save money and protect their identities.

On January 5, 2015, I helped a client phone the Social Security Inspector General’s Fraud Hotline. The recording told us that there would be a 32 minute wait before we could talk to anyone. Such a delay is a roadblock that discourages reports of fraud.

That tells me that the Obama administration did not budget the manpower to answer the fraud hotline in a timely manner. Perhaps the Obama administration has underfunded the staff of other federal fraud hotlines. If the hotlines lack manpower, it is likely that the staff for fighting and prosecuting fraud don’t have the resources needed to work effectively, also.

Why doesn’t the Obama administration want to learn about possible fraud in federal programs?

Woodrow Wilcox
Griffith, Indiana

www.WoodrowWilcox.com