EDD paying out “millions” in fraudulent claims – who you gonna blame? Sign the petition to recall Governor Newsom

30 Nov

Monday after Thanksgiving weekend – almost like a hangover, huh? Tired of turkey, tired of the relatives, tired of sleeping and watching tv – time to bust out and start the week right! If you haven’t signed the petition to recall Gavin Newsom, maybe four days of house arrest might have been just what you needed.

Remember, you can print the petition out, sign it, and send it back –

But if you are craving human interaction, there are businesses around town that have petitions for you to sign, or will take your petition to send in for you. You want to support local business? Sign this petition.

Every now and then, there is a signing “event”, I’ll try to keep you posted of those. Butte County proponents need a little over 10,000 signatures by March 2021, and they have collected over 6,000. This is DOABLE!

Newsom is tanking our state, the most recent example – the scandal at the Employment Development Department.


First let’s remember that old Yiddish proverb – “When the fish stinks, it’s the head of the fish that stinks.” Let’s make this clear – the governor is the head of the California fish. Now read this shocking story from the California Globe.

“Tuesday District Attorneys from across California joined together for a press briefing hosted by Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert and El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson, to expose the massive unemployment benefits fraud in jails and prisons in California. “This is perhaps the biggest fraud on taxpayers in California history,” DA Schubert said.”

According to KCRA news, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/6-things-to-know-about-edd-fraud-involving-california-inmates/ar-BB1bkCpj

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who heads the EDD Fraud Task Force, said tens of thousands of inmates are accused of scamming EDD, claiming upwards of $1 billion in unemployment already paid in their names.”

The big problem being, they are too quick to blame it on the inmates and their outside cohorts –

The task force said the fraud exists in every California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institution at the local, state and federal level — and includes inmates who were convicted of various crimes.

How could this be possible without the cooperation of the employees who run these departments?

The task force said the fraud includes lone actors, organized rings and identity theft. Schubert believes the fraud was relatively easy because unlike 35 states, California did not regularly crosscheck EDD claims with prison rolls.”

There you have it – as with so many other public programs in California, there is no oversight. And that’s not only on the governor, but on the Attorney General, Javier Becerra. Becerra, like his predecessor Kamala Harris, has overlooked this scandal. Is that incompetence, or what?

And here’s what really stinks – “We’ve been hearing about fraudulent unemployment claims since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown was first ordered by Gov. Gavin Newsom in March. However, millions and quite possibly billions of dollars has been sent to inmates in California’s county jails, and state and federal prisons, while legitimate claimants are stiffed for months.

I know two people with legitimate claims for unemployment who have not had any satisfaction out of the EDD. They get a recording and no calls back on their months old claims, meanwhile, the county continues to shut down their jobs. How many people do you know that have tried to navigate the unemployment process without any success? We know the EDD is incompetent, can malfeasance be far behind?

This all comes down from the stinking head, Gavin Newsom. Get out there and sign that petition today.

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