A couple of weeks ago on The Teri O'Brien Show, we, along with many of you, questioned the value of having people like the Tsarnaev family in this country. Other than murdering four people, and seriously injuring a couple hundred others, please remind me again, what exactly did these "hard-working immigrants" who we're always hearing add to the vitality of our economy actually contribute? It appears that the only one actually working was the American-born wife of the elder Tsarnaev brother. I guess under the insane Nancy Pelosi, Tom Vilsack, Steny Hoyer test, the rest of this sorry bunch helped stimulate our economy tremendously. How? By receiving welfare, of course!
From the Boston Herald, in a story by Chris Cassidy:
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.
The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.
More here from wcvb.com.
Kudos to the Herald for managing to get this information out, despite the efforts of liberal, "immigrants rights" supporting Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Natch), who stonewalled efforts by reporters to help the public exercise its right to know. Gov. Patrick, noted for being an Obama clone, who is also from Chicago, and from whom Barack "borrowed" some choice words back in 2008, originally cited family "privacy" for his refusal to disclose this disgusting news. (Aside: Both Barack and Deval were advised by Chicago sleazemeister, David Axelrod.) There’s an eye-opener. Dead people have privacy rights? Who knew?
Isn't it fascinating how liberals demand "privacy" for people's choices, but also demand that other people must pay for these "independent" decisions? Shades of Sandra Fluke, who you will recall made the compelling case that her "reproductive" decisions were 100% none of your business and also 100% your financial responsibility. If that's a tad confusing for you, congratulations. Your common sense is still intact. I can't say the same for Gov. Deval Patrick.