Friday, September 25, 2009

Double Dipping Swept Under the Carpet

State Representative Allen Kerr, who has taken the lead on investigating illegal double-dipping by employees of state government, said in his newsletter that the matter is being swept under the rug.

Says Kerr, "According to the newspaper, the ATRS is no longer even going to ask for the repayment of the millions of dollars the system estimated had been improperly paid. And of course that means they won't go the next step and look at fines and penalties for those who violated the law. The system director, George Hopkins, stated that he had received calls from retirees as well as some legislators who called the request for repayment of money "not fair" and that the ATRS had not properly provided guidance to help these retirees in preparing and filing their paperwork. "

"Not fair"? To whom? The taxpayers? Ordinary shmucks like us who have to obey the law? People who are in arrears on taxes and have to pay them back?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaders in our State don't want this brought out. No matter what party they are with. Kerr has really tried to bring this to the front. Unfortunately, Our Mayor nor our Governor or Lt Governor care if we are being ripped off. Just like our DC Leaders, they lie and cheat and steal then they tell us they are able to make decisions for us for our own good,
Allowing stealing and not being concerned with Tax payers money being stolen..

2:00 PM, September 26, 2009  
Anonymous Skeptic said...

Arkansas = #50.
Gee, I wonder why.

Rampant ATRS double-dipping with no consequences, outrageous lottery salaries, legislators wanting to build a million- dollar "tunnel" so their pretty little heads won't get rained on (Beebe, to his credit, has taken the correct position on this one), continuing cronyism, nepotism and rascalism.

Let's see if we piece this mystery together & figure out why Arkansas remains #50 . . . .

2:34 PM, September 27, 2009  

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