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The Entire Tsarnaev Family Got Welfare Benefits

From the Boston Herald:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

By Chris Cassidy | April 24, 2013

Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.

State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits…

Hmm. Could this be part of his motivation? By the way, did he set off the bombs with his Obama-Phone?

In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.

And yet they hate America. What a shock.

The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.

Not to mention his Mercedes and his expensive clothes, which reportedly included $900 shoes. His trips (plural) to Russia.

But also, what does this tell us about how easy it is for immigrants to go on welfare in our country? Despite all the claims to the contrary.

The state did not say when the Tsarnaevs began receiving benefits. But Health and Human Services spokesman Alec Loftus said the Tsarnaevs “were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident,” a reference to the marathon bombing that killed three and injured 260.

Loftus declined to specify what kinds of benefits and the amount of benefits the family received.

Their taxpayer-funded status came to light last night after repeated calls and emails to welfare officials from the Herald. They refused to comment throughout the day, but pressure mounted last night when the Herald started asking lawmakers whether the Department of Transitional Assistance should release the information.

So there is at least one real life newspaper left in Boston. But notice how little attention this story has gotten from the rest of our media guardians.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “The Entire Tsarnaev Family Got Welfare Benefits”

  1. Mithrandir says:


    The gov’t knew he was a radical, and did nothing. BUT WHAT IF THEY DID SOMETHING?Would he have gotten deported? NO. Aunt Zeituni was ordered to leave the U.S., and she didn’t, and she is on welfare too. How about Uncle Omar? In the U.S. illegally for 30 years!

    The best the gov’t can do is PRETEND to throw a little red-tape in one of the brother’s way, slowing up his citizenship application. Wow, the power of bureaucracy!

    While 10,000,000,000 police swarm all over Boston, trying to look like they are effective, some guy wanders into his back yard and finds the youngest brother in his boat. And then the 10 billion police, with infrared drones, an armored tank, and a dozen grenades, STILL can’t get some punk 19 year old kid to surrender. (sigh) Me and a $5 can of gasoline would have gotten him out of there in :20 seconds.

    The LEAST we could do is deport any remaining family members back, and the 3 year old daughter. Send a bill to Chechnya for all the money we gave them on public assistance.

    “Was it the blows to the head in boxing that caused this all to happen?”
    “Was it American culture to blame for this tragedy?”
    “Was it their public assistance drying up that caused all this?”
    It’s the Times Square Bomber questions all over again

    The liberal media just can’t come to terms with 2 things:
    1. Despite Obama being elected, people STILL hate America, which, it turns out, wasn’t all George Bush’s fault.
    2. The motive for all these things comes from the Koran.

  2. GetBackJack says:


    Vampires cannot exist without a healthy population to feed upon.

    You … are the healthy one. Think about what that means ….

  3. Mithrandir says:

    Russia contacted US government ‘multiple’ times

    Hi. Just to let you know, you have a quivering loose cannon running free in your country, thought we would tip you off, when ever you are not busy with GAY MARRIAGE or anything like that.
    “Hello? This is the FBI. We interviewed this guy and found no evidence of what you are saying. We will take it from here thanks.”

    Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    Hi, it’s us again, sorry to bother you. Your FBI agency seems to be too busy covering up your gun running scam in the S.W. United States to take notice, BUT we thought we would just let you know YET AGAIN there is a disaster-waiting-to-happen running loose in your country. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
    “Thanks again Russia, we will get right on it.”

    *”Bombers kicked out of their mosque for radicalism.”
    *”Bombers visited terrorist area in Russia several times.”
    *”Bomber was a loner, may have killed his only friend a few years ago.”
    *”Despite being on public assistance, bombers lived the life of luxury.”
    *”Bomber had violent past with wife.”
    *”Bomber’s citizenship paperwork reportedly held up.”
    *”Bomber’s uncle knew they were crazy.”
    *”Bomber’s own mother condones Jihad.”
    FBI totally befuddled, praises Boston police for capturing a 19 year kid they couldn’t deport.

  4. canary says:

    They should only need 4 witness to testify against Tsarnaev and Maj Hasan, and stick it to them.
    Both CIA and FBI were notified by Russia. How on earth did they let the mother go to Russia when there is a warrant on her for stealing from Lord and Taylor.

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