WELFARE: Catching Double-Dealers

They include teachers and policemen, postal workers and bus drivers, health-lab technicians and jail keepers, IRS and Secret Service clerks. All are on a public payroll—and all have connived to be simultaneously on the public dole. Last week, in the latest crackdown against a special breed of welfare cheater, 164 civil servants in Chicago and New York City were indicted for double-dealing an extra slice of the taxpayers' pie. Said U.S. Attorney Sam Skinner in Chicago: "The problem is immense. There is an astonishing lack of respect for law from public employees. We rest our whole Government on integrity,...

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