Skip to comments.Federal watchdogs still uncovering full scope of fraud in $5T COVID-19 spending
Posted on 02/04/2023 11:55:24 AM PST by Golden Eagle
The Biden administration this spring plans to end the national emergency declarations that started with the COVID-19 pandemic, but agency watchdogs are still uncovering the full scope of fraud that stems from $5 trillion in pandemic spending.
Agency inspectors general have already flagged tens of billions of dollars in suspected fraud, and efforts are underway to recover some improper payments. But watchdogs on the front lines of these investigations say it will take a while before they understand the full extent of pandemic spending fraud.
Pandemic Response Accountability Committee Chairman Michael Horowitz, who is also the Justice Department inspector general, told the House Oversight and Accountability Committee that IGs are still trying to get to the bottom of how much COVID spending went to fraudsters.
“It’s clearly in the tens of billions of dollars, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it exceeds, ultimately, more than $100 billion,” Horowitz said Wednesday.
Horowitz said three programs that account for about $2 trillion of COVID spending — SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the unemployment insurance program are “highly susceptible to fraud.”
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Out of control government was out of control.
How much did the two ships that we sent to NYS (Cuomo) and California cost. A total waste.
Lauren Boebert does an awesome job describing it here in Congress, saying it’s at least $560 Billion that was stolen...$35 Million per hour for 2 years!
The real fraud was the allocation for all the different manner of “Covid relief” spending to begin with. THAT spending was predicated on the original fraud of “shut downs of all but ‘essential’ businesses”.
From the dismissals that it was a Wuhan lab leak caused event, to the shut downs, to the “Covid relief” mania, to the lies from the CDC, to all the censorship, it has all been a trail of frauds.
Sad that she’s the only Congressperson there.
The rest were probably all off counting their money somewhere.
"Federal watchdogs [??? emphasis added] still uncovering full scope of fraud in $5T COVID-19 spending"
FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument
Fortunately us patriots are also keeping an eye on the frigging federal watchdogs!
That being said, patriots are reminded that the states have never expressly constitutionally given the unconstitutionally big federal government the specific power to dictate, regulate, indoctrinate, or tax and spend for peacetime INTRAstate healthcare purposes, not even to try to stop contagious diseases!
In other words, respectfully to Trump who was deliberately misinformed about CV19 by deep state imo, ALL federal funding to stop CV19 was unconstitutional imo.
More specifically, beginning as early as President Thomas Jefferson, also including Supreme Court clarifications, mostly from case opinions, here are expert clarifications that the states have never expressly constitutionally given the big, bad feds the specific power to dictate intrastate healthcare policy.
"10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
"Many are the exercises of power reserved to the States wherein a uniformity of proceeding would be advantageous to all. Such are quarantines, health laws [emphasis added], regulations of the press, banking institutions, training militia, etc., etc." —Thomas Jefferson to James Sullivan, 1807.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
"They form a portion of that immense mass of legislation, which embrace every thing in the territory of a state not surrendered to the general government. Inspection laws, quarantine laws, and health laws [emphasis added], as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state, and others, which respect roads, fences, &c. are component parts of state legislation, resulting from the residuary powers of state sovereignty. No direct power over these is given to congress, and consequently they remain subject to state legislation, though they may be controlled by congress, when they interfere with their acknowledged powers." —Justice Joseph Story, Article I, Section 10, Clause 2, 1833.
“Inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description [emphasis added], as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c., are component parts of this mass.” —Justice Barbour, New York v. Miln., 1837.
"From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]." —United States v. Butler, 1936.
Below are excerpts from Supreme Court case opinions and congressional record that don't mention quarantine, but support the constitutional reality that healthcare issues, politically correct (imo) mandating of masks argued to slow spread of contagious diseases for example, is a state power issue, not the business of the feds.
”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added]” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
From the congressional record, clarification by Rep. John Bingham, the main author of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment:
”Simply this, that the care of the property, the liberty, and the life of the citizen, under the solemn sanction of an oath imposed by your Constitution, is in the States and not in the federal government [emphases added]. I have sought to effect no change in that respect in the Constitution of the country.” —John Bingham, Congressional. Globe. 1866, page 1292 (see top half of third column)
“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress [emphases added].” –Linder v. United States, 1925.
The allegation is that corrupt Big Pharma CEOs are working in cahoots with corrupt federal lawmakers and bureaucrats to effectively force citizens to buy lucrative government contract experimental CV19 jabs by means of unconstitutional federal taxes as a junk science remedy for an elite Democratic and RINO government and industry-manufactured crisis.
Want to Avoid the ICU for COVID? Just Take This One Little Pill (Vitamin D) (2.3.23)
The inevitable remedy for ongoing, post-17th Amendment ratification corrupt political party treason (imo)...
All MAGA patriots need to wake up their RINO federal and state lawmakers by making the following clear to them.
If they don’t publicly support either a resolution, or a Constitutional Convention, to effectively "secede" ALL the states from the unconstitutionally big federal government by amending the Constitution to repeal the 16th (direct taxes) and 17th (popular voting for federal senators) Amendments (16&17A), doing so before the primary elections in 2024, that YOU will primary them.
If the proposed amendment was limited strictly to repealing 16&17A, relatively little or ideally no discussion would be needed before ratification of the amendment imo.
With 16&17A out of the way, my hope is that Trump 47 becomes the FIRST president of a truly constitutionally limited power federal government.
In the meanwhile, I'm not holding my breath for significant MAGA legislation to appear in the first 100 days of new term for what may still prove to be another RINO-controlled House.
Trump will hopefully do another round of primarying RINOs for 2024 elections.
A10, lot of this spending was under trump. Not many congressmen said no. Masse was perhaps one of the few, and he was attacked by trump and other Republicans. Nor do I recall politicians even asking if it was even constitutional to do the stimulus in various degrees.
It broke my heart when Trump signed the “relief” pork bill.
"A10, lot of this spending was under trump."
As I mentioned in previous post, Trump was misled by federal crooks imo.
"Nor do I recall politicians even asking if it was even constitutional to do the stimulus in various degrees."
If this were a better world, a bunch of state and federal politicians and bureaucrats who have taken oath to protect and defend Constitution would minimally be booted out of office under Section 3 of the Constitution for open rebellion to the federal government's constitutionally limited powers imo.
"14th Amendment, Section 3: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof [emphases added]. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."
Couldn’t have seen this coming?
Check names before sending checks Federal watchdogs scratch a$$ tilts heads.
Don’t forget the $21,000,000 Army medical facility erected in Brooklyn that was closed and dismantled without handling a single patient. Also the $19,800,000 conversion of the tennis center...for 79 patients.
According to AP;
“The federal Army Corps of Engineers also spent more than $350 million for field hospitals in the New York City region that had been sought by Cuomo but were never utilized — including $136 million for a facility at Stony Brook on Long Island”
Don’t forget the military hospital ships also NEVER utilized, also Samaritans purse HUGE Mobil hospital set up in NY also NEVER utilized!! THOUSANDS of ventilators purchased from car manufacturers also NEVER NEEDED!! This was the biggest HOAX ever hoisted on the American people, with the News death count tickers on EVERY stinking channel!!
From "Crazy checks" to date somehow people figure out how to scam the system and they're rarely caught.
I do not expect better now or the next time.
and............nothing will be done about it
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