Auditor Says Richie Farmer Misused St...

Auditor Says Richie Farmer Misused State Resources

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“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#1 Apr 30, 2012
"State Auditor Adam Edelen released a special examination of the administration of the former Commissioner of Agriculture Richie Farmer Monday. The auditor reports the findings reveal a toxic culture of entitlement and self-dealing at Kentucky taxpayers' expense."

http://www.lex18.com/news/auditor-says-richie...

Well, at least he and Williams were not able to slither their way into the governor's office. It is a good thing everyone showed up to vote against them, else I suppose it would have surely been "pie and chips" for them at the taxpayer's expense then.
taxpayer

Virgie, KY

#2 Apr 30, 2012
"Good ole boy attitude" Just imagine how much is being wasted at the national level...makes me want to cheat on my taxes.

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#3 Apr 30, 2012
Yeah, this is one reason drug testing food stamp recipients isn't too high on my list of priorities. Sure food stamp fraud is wrong and it shouldn't be happening, but a few poor needy people mis-using $100 per month isn't a drop in the bucket compared to the waste and thievery exhibited by many in our government.

Anyhow, at least Farmer's little secrets have been turned over to several agencies namely the IRS, which if Farmer has good sense, should strike a fear in him like nothing else, LOL!
Wind BAG

Virgie, KY

#4 Apr 30, 2012
When a person is raised without a lot of material things, then normally this person CANNOT be trusted with other peoples' money/property. I was never for Richie Farmer on anything as I felt he couldn't be trusted. Suppose my thoughts about him have been correct. Would be willing to bet he won't be doing any time for mis-use of funds.
Duke Snider

Melvin, KY

#5 Apr 30, 2012
Corrupt president with a corrupt wife with a corrupt energy czar, and corrupt secret service, with a corrupt example it is only bound to trickle down.

I would pee test every adult on food stamps...tobacco, alcohol, drugs and they don't get it...kids do but not the adults.

If they have money for any of that stuff they can buy food.

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#6 Apr 30, 2012
A person raised without a lot of material things cannot be trusted? Why is that?

It really makes no difference to me if they drug test food stamp recipients or not. However, it is a pretty big waste of taxpayer money...In Florida only 2% of those tested failed. That is not enough for the program to break even or be worthwhile.
Duke Snider

Melvin, KY

#7 May 1, 2012
Honest Babe wrote:
A person raised without a lot of material things cannot be trusted? Why is that?
It really makes no difference to me if they drug test food stamp recipients or not. However, it is a pretty big waste of taxpayer money...In Florida only 2% of those tested failed. That is not enough for the program to break even or be worthwhile.
I'm sure the sale of clean pass went up dramatically prior to that and they were only testing for specific addictive drugs under their law (which has yet to go into effect). I would expand upon it to detect the dreaded tobacco and alcohol.

To bring you up to speed: The Florida Legislature approved a bill to drug-test welfare recipients in 2011. The American Civil Liberties Union soon filed suit to stop it, and in October, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction. Scott announced in November that the state would appeal the decision, and the issue is still winding its way through the courts.

So Florida still can't drug test welfare recipients. But legislators and Scott are taking other steps to stop benefits for people who have used drugs.

http://www.politifact.com/florida/promises/sc...

As far as someone coming from nothing not being trusted I think that is rather silly. I came from nothing and would not take advantage of system...lol...my toy guns were broom sticks with a couple of nails in them for a trigger and sight...lol...

What you have in government is a feeling of 'ENTITLEMENT'-- YES THAT OLD LIBERAL WORD -- that makes them think they are above it all and the taxpayers owe them something for breathing or holding a job.

You get to be famous and therefore you can do no wrong -- IT IS ALSO CALLED CORRUPTION -- you get jaded by your own self-worth and when the president and his miserable family fly around day after day spending billions and trillions of dollars on one vacation after another including special planes for a DOG all on your dime the underlings take it as a cue they can too.

We will have to wait and see how much about Farmer is true ...
Then he should pay the price..

REMEMBER RICHIE GOT HIS OFFICE BECAUSE HE AS A UK BASKETBALL STAR...

He is used to idol worship and being told he is Mr. EVERYTHING ...

(PRETTY STUPID REASON TO HAVE VOTED FOR HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE WASN'T IT? YET MOST OF KENTUCKY DID -- SO WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE VOTERS AND BREAD AND CIRCUSES?)

Most people can't handle that kind of constant fame without buying into it.... Even Obama said he was starting to buy into his own hype when the press was laying it on thick about his greatness and look at WHAT HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE SPENT AND DONE! You think some poor country boy is going to be different?...

WAKE UP AMERICA!
Faded Mirrow

Virgie, KY

#8 May 1, 2012
I,for one has never cared much for Richie Farmer. It seems I could always see straight thru him and I suppose now my feelings were correct. I have alwas had the thought he wasn't smart enough to be in any office and I also thought he would have never played ball for U.K. if the Clay countians hadn't of hounded the coach to near death to recruit him. Richie was never a ball player good enough to play for Kentucky and I am not saying this from having anything against Clay county. I have always cared for the people of Clay county and as long as they continue to treat me well, I will always care for them. Don't mess with them and they won't mess with you. Mess with them and it's kaddie-bar-the-doors and this is the way it should be. I have friends in Clay that will continue to be life long friends.

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#9 May 1, 2012
Duke Snider wrote:
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I'm sure the sale of clean pass went up dramatically prior to that and they were only testing for specific addictive drugs under their law (which has yet to go into effect)...
...Scott announced in November that the state would appeal the decision, and the issue is still winding its way through the courts.
So Florida still can't drug test welfare recipients. But legislators and Scott are taking other steps to stop benefits for people who have used drugs.
http://www.politifact.com/florida/promises/sc...
Arizona imposed a testing program in 2009. If savings is the goal, the program is a failure.

Florida tested all adult welfare applicants for four months in 2011, before being stopped by a court. The results were that 98% of those tested passed.

When the math was done as to how much this program would cost the state...it was estimated that the money saved by the state on all rejected applicants would be about $40,000-60,000 per year from a program that costs the state millions to administer. With all the corruption and sense of entitlement in the government which you mention, do you really think such a program administered by the government isn't going to end up costing the taxpayers a fortune?

Something else interesting to note, In early 2011 Florida's Gov. Scott held major economic interests in the drug testing company that was awarded the sole contract for drug testing.
Duke Snider wrote:
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As far as someone coming from nothing not being trusted I think that is rather silly. I came from nothing and would not take advantage of system...lol...my toy guns were broom sticks with a couple of nails in them for a trigger and sight...lol...
Yes, I think it is quite silly to stereotype people in such a way. I had a couple decent cap pistols and BB guns, but a tobacco stick or dead limb always sufficed to make good rifles during the frequent battles among the cowboys and Indians which often broke out. I wasn't fed with a silver spoon as a child, and I wouldn't take advantage of the system either...and I bet I can draw way faster than you, LOL!
Duke Snider wrote:
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What you have in government is a feeling of 'ENTITLEMENT'-- YES THAT OLD LIBERAL WORD -- that makes them think they are above it all and the taxpayers owe them something for breathing or holding a job.
You get to be famous and therefore you can do no wrong -- IT IS ALSO CALLED CORRUPTION -- you get jaded by your own self-worth and when the president and his miserable family fly around day after day spending billions and trillions...

(yada, yada..shortened for space, lol)
I agree for the most part.

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#10 Mar 18, 2013
Richie Farmer charged with 42 counts of violating Kentucky ethics laws

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/03/18/2562888/ri...

Aaaah. Well, let's see, 42 counts if they were fined at $5,000 each would be $210,000.00. Whew! Farmer would have to sell a whole lot of cars to pay something like that back.

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#11 Apr 19, 2013
Honest Babe wrote:
Richie Farmer charged with 42 counts of violating Kentucky ethics laws
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/03/18/2562888/ri...
Aaaah. Well, let's see, 42 counts if they were fined at $5,000 each would be $210,000.00. Whew! Farmer would have to sell a whole lot of cars to pay something like that back.
Lol.. what do you think about this for a news headline babe?

"Federal grand jury convenes to probe Richie Farmer"

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Federal-gr...

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#12 Apr 19, 2013
doppleganger wrote:
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Lol.. what do you think about this for a news headline babe?
"Federal grand jury convenes to probe Richie Farmer"
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Federal-gr...
Ah gosh doppleganger, LOL! Now that is what I would call a sensationalized headline. Perhaps some might consider it a bit shocking and dramatic, but quite humorous nonetheless :P
Waters

Annville, KY

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Typical clay ountian is what rchie is

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#14 Apr 20, 2013
Honest Babe wrote:
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Ah gosh doppleganger, LOL! Now that is what I would call a sensationalized headline. Perhaps some might consider it a bit shocking and dramatic, but quite humorous nonetheless :P
Lol.. you don't think probe should be replaced with interrogated or investigated?

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#15 Apr 20, 2013
doppleganger wrote:
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Lol.. you don't think probe should be replaced with interrogated or investigated?
No, LOL, I think "probe" is the perfect choice. In fact, I think they should give him a good probing and then make an example out of his arse.

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#16 Apr 22, 2013
Honest Babe wrote:
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No, LOL, I think "probe" is the perfect choice. In fact, I think they should give him a good probing and then make an example out of his arse.
Grand jury indicts former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/22/2610643/ri...

“Plumb Tickled To Death!”

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#17 Apr 22, 2013
doppleganger wrote:
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Grand jury indicts former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/04/22/2610643/ri...
"He said that Farmer did nothing illegal and that federal prosecutors are setting a "dangerous precedent" by inappropriately questioning the political and policy priorities of an elected official."

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Ugh...pass the Pepcid when you are done with it, LOL!
just saying

Pikeville, KY

#18 Apr 22, 2013
I hope they give him the maximum on every thing he's found guilty of.......fines and jail time!!!
for real

United States

#19 Apr 23, 2013
There's a poll on wkyt website asking if his ball jersey should be took down at Rupp if he's judged guilty.
wondering too

Pikeville, KY

#20 Apr 25, 2013
Playing ball for U.K. was what got him elected now he's a disgrace to them and Kentucky.

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