Just last month, the US Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General, Patrick McFarland, issued a report that said that over $600 million of taxpayer money has gone to dead people.

In one case, the son of a beneficiary continued to collect his father’s benefits totaling $515,000 over a period of 37 years.  Inspectors only found out about it when the son died in 2008.

According to the OPM’s records, there are 125,000 recipients over the age of 90 and 3,400 over the age of 100.  89,000 stimulus payments of $250 went to people who were either dead or in prison.

It’s obvious the government is far too big and inefficient and is definitely incapable of any oversight.  The government’s been aware of this problem since at least 2005 and has failed to establish any system to detect which beneficiaries are dead and which are still alive.

Should I be surprised?