The President today signed into law a bill aimed at stopping improper payments to fugitives, people in jail and the dead.
The savings to the government could amount to $50 billion and is sorely needed although it will only amount to half the $110 billion paid out in error last year.
Fugitives could not be reached for comment and convicted criminals already in jail claimed they had not received any illegal funds. "We are innocent of any wrongdoings."
As for the dead spokesperson Sookie Stackhouse said, "The government is taking away our life's blood and we will not take this lying down." Ms. Stackhouse said she will discuss this travesty of justice with her long-time confidant, Mr. Bill Compton who added, "We will take this fight to our graves!"