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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Russian diplomats found socialist paradise in U.S. -- By Charles Hurt, The Washington Times

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announces charges against more than a dozen Russian diplomats and their spouses living in New York during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in New York.  The charges stem from the defendants' alleged involvement in a $1.5 million fraud of a U.S. government health program for the poor. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Investigators in New York and politicians here in America's capital were shocked to learn last week that 50 Russian diplomats had defrauded the U.S. out of some $1.5 million as part of a Medicaid scam.

"Diplomacy should be about extending hands, not picking pockets in the host country," said the clearly disappointed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office made the accusations. "The charges expose shameful and systemic corruption among Russian diplomats in New York."

But you know what is even more shameful? An even greater example of systematic corruption?

That our government leaders are somehow surprised by this. I mean, what do they expect?

The Soviet Union collapsed years ago because, to quote Margaret Thatcher, they eventually ran out of other people's money. So, where do Russians have to go for their social programs now? They come here.

New York City may be reviled by terrorists as the pinnacle of capitalism, but the truth is the city — like the rest of the country — has increasingly become a cradle of socialism. And Russians know good socialism when they see it.

So they get posted here and get right down to the business of procreating. Because here in America, if you get yourself pregnant, it isn't your responsibility. It's the taxpayers' and they will pick up the tab.

All you have to do is work up some documents that say you make some paltry amount of money and saunter on down to your local department of free stuff and apply for other people to pay for your pregnancy, birth and infant care.

The part that really threw our leaders for a loop was that the Russian diplomats — obviously our good friends since they wanted to live here in America — had conspired with their bosses in the Russian government to lie about the diplomats' income so they could be eligible for welfare.

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