“I was born and raised in Mississippi, and this special kind of fraud was just especially offensive failure to use money to serve what the TANF law calls “needy families” of that we have an excess supply in Mississippi, and there great, great needs,” he said. “I found this is especially offensive that they so unceremoniously spent so much millions of dollars intended to eliminate poverty in this state and instead spend it on each other and celebrities and corporations and their favorite institutions.”
Mississippi politics It has for Republican dominated for years who tend to doubt the effectiveness of federal welfare system. Their concerns about possible misuse of federal funds for the poor people led in Adoption of stringent precautions to prevent fraud, and the state was especially careful about how the poor people can get help: article by ThinkProgress, a progressive news website, found what in 2016, total 167 of 11,700 Mississippi families who applied for TANF payment has been approved.
Critics say the violence that happened in Mississippi should were foreseen when the old welfare system that gave cash benefits for low-income families, was replaced in 1996 system of block grants to the states by giving them a lot more the freedom of action on how to spend in money.
Federal Bureau of Investigation into scandal for more than two years, according to Logan Reeves, spokesman for state auditor office. This month, Representative Benny Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi, asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to focus on Mr Favre and Mr Bryant writing that the latter “clearly took action consistent with with ensure that the poorest citizens of Mississippi are denied Social Security benefits designed to help their households.”
” people of Mississippi deserves answers,” Mr. Thompson wrote.
Mr Bryant did not immediately respond to the message on Saturday but in the previous statement this month prompted by a letter from Mr. Thompson, Representative for Mr Bryant said he denied any wrongdoing. “These statements made against Governor Bryant false”, – the message says. “Each requirement against these individuals were identified and prosecuted as result of investigation Gov. Bryant requested of state auditor.
Mississippi Today reported in April that $1.7 million in welfare money went to a pharmaceutical company in which Mr. Favre had invested in and that Mr. Bryant, who knew that public funds went to the company, agreed to take stock in company just after leaving office. (Finally, news the service said Mr. Bryant did not take the shares.)