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Tsarnaev Family Got Over $100,000 In Welfare

From the Boston Herald:

Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits

By Chris Cassidy | April 29, 2013

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.

That is more than a $100,000 in tax free benefits.

“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.

No wonder the Tsarnaevs hate America so.

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.

[The] committee has requested documents from the DTA, the state’s Medicaid director and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz. But so far the committee has not released the records publicly, citing a privilege the DTA is asserting under state law.

Unlike, say, a gun owner’s rights to privacy.

Transitional assistance officials also told the Herald tonight that the agency was conducting its own investigation into whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family ever notified the DTA about his extended trip to Russia, and has since expanded its probe to include a full history of the benefits received by the entire Tsarnaev family.

So Tamerlan was even receiving benefits while he was traveling for six months in Russia. How wonderful.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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