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Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits

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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.

“I can assure members of the public that this committee will actively review every single piece of information we can find because clearly the public has a substantial right to know what benefits, if any, this family or individuals accused of some horrific crimes were receiving,” said state Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), the committee’s chairman.

Linsky’s 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.

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.

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by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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Billiejeens
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM

 

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.

Quoting autodidact:

 

One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

It would be historic for Obama to have a wing at the USGA building, why would you be opposed to that?

Why do you hate our very fine President?

Quoting autodidact:

 

 

1. Obama has played more golf than any president in history
This isn't even close to being true. Now, there's no question that he plays on a regular basis: 104 rounds from January 2009 through Aug. 4 of this year, the last time he played, according to Mark Knoller, the longtime White House correspondent for CBS Radio. That puts him about in the middle when compared with other duffers-in-chief. It's less than Bill Clinton, and a lot less than Dwight Eisenhower, who played more than 800 rounds over eight years — four times as often as Obama plays.

And why is it an outrage if the president, who heads one of three branches of government, golfs 104 times in three-and-a-half-years, but the head of another branch of government, the Speaker of the House, plays four times as much? You heard correctly: John Boehner once toldGolf Digest that he plays upwards of 100 rounds a year. Seems like a double standard, no?

http://theweek.com/bullpen/column/235844/deconstructing-the-5-most-ridiculous-myths-about-barack-obama

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

I think that they will simply add on a wing to the United States Golfers Association building for him.

Quoting marmie41:

It was a Presidential Library. All former presidents have them. So will Obama when he is out of office.


Quoting -Celestial-:

The biggest terrorist are in congress. We pay them a hell of a lot more than that....Hell one just got their very own library....Go figure


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Billiejeens
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:28 AM

 

Then why are the dumb MF'ers coming here?

They should go there, case closed.

Quoting LucyMom08:

How about we pay people a living wage and stop treating immigrants like dirt? Other countries do that...

Quoting soonergirl980:

How about we just expect if you come here, you come here without needing welfare. Even many European countries that Democrats love to brag about how great their socialist policies are require that.


 

Billiejeens
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:31 AM

 

Taco Tico

Quoting autodidact:

 

link? who are "they"?

 

Quoting candlegal:

Do you realize they are giving illegal immigrants benefits just for coming here?  They don't have to have children to get them.  Have you even seen the advertising they are doing in Mexico to get people to come here and live off of Americans?

Quoting sherry132:

 Not until either 2010 or 2011. Not the entire time. As for the watch lists, there is no way that the welfare department would have that information, nor should they. There would be a lot of innoncent people being denied who are not guilty of anything but being poor.

Quoting candlegal:

The older brother was on a watch list, he had no business getting benefits.

Quoting sherry132:

 While I fully understand people being angry about this, I wonder if anyone really understands how little money that is. Over a decade, they received an average of 10 grand a year.

I don't think that is an extreme amount. Also the only way we can prevent funding anyone who might be a terrorist someday is to take rights away from all Americans and let children go hungry.


 


 

 


 

Donnah118
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:35 AM

The big issue with this is that they did not become citizens until 2011.

Aslen
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 7:39 AM
Some are in this post


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting sherry132:

 While I fully understand people being angry about this, I wonder if anyone really understands how little money that is. Over a decade, they received an average of 10 grand a year.


I don't think that is an extreme amount. Also the only way we can prevent funding anyone who might be a terrorist someday is to take rights away from all Americans and let children go hungry.

Some are more than willing to do this.  


Billiejeens
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:42 AM

 

In a way you have a point, these terrorists kill a few at a time and it is big news.

Entitlements to the parasitic class are killing the entire country and it goes completely unreported.

Quoting snydemi:

Not sure how that is any different than everyone else that receives assistance.


 

prommy
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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Quoting Aslen:

Some are in this post


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting sherry132:

 While I fully understand people being angry about this, I wonder if anyone really understands how little money that is. Over a decade, they received an average of 10 grand a year.


I don't think that is an extreme amount. Also the only way we can prevent funding anyone who might be a terrorist someday is to take rights away from all Americans and let children go hungry.

Some are more than willing to do this.  


Taking away funding for ILLEGAL immigrants is in no way the same as taking away funding for American citizens. The Tsarnaev family became citizens so therefore were entitled to benefits. It's just a shame that they chose to murder people from the country who helped cloth and feed them.

 

Raintree
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Comparing the use of welfare by poor immigrants and poor natives is key here, because not everyone qualifies, you see. Not even all immigrants qualify.

In which case, natives use more of it for longer periods of time. Congratulations?

What does 'make the two' mean?

I don't agree with your last statement. Immigrants coming into the country tend to be either highly skilled over very low-skilled. We need both, frankly, because our economy relies at least in part on low-skilled workers (many of whom move on to become more highly skilled as they move forward). 

Quoting soonergirl980:

http://www.cis.org/immigrant-welfare-use-2011

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9592&page=547


Make the two

I do not care if the eventually get off the rolls immigrants should never be on them in the first place.


Quoting Raintree:

What are you talking about?

Which studies show this data?

http://www.cato.org/publications/economic-development-bulletin/poor-immigrants-use-public-benefits-lower-rate-poor

excerpt- About 40 million immigrants reside in the United States, comprising 12.9 percent of the total population.3 Of those immigrants, 43.8 percent are naturalized citizens and 56.3 percent are non-citizens—including undocumented immigrants.4 Immigrants are more likely to participate in the labor force,5 lack a high school degree,6 and to have incomes below the poverty line than the native-born.7 Immigrants begin with lower earnings but over time their incomes improve as they remain here.8


Quoting soonergirl980:


About impossible but yet the very article you are talking about is something you claim is about impossible. Also there are MULTIPLE studies that show that immigrants (legal and illegal) use food stamps and medicare at a much higher rate than natives. Cash assistance and housing are either at or lower than the rate of natives using them. However they ARE using them.

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting soonergirl980:


And yet there are plenty of immigrants who without their green card are getting PA in this country every day. I've known illegals that have gotten it (and yes I did report them for fraud not that it did any good).

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting soonergirl980:

How about we just expect if you come here, you come here without needing welfare. Even many European countries that Democrats love to brag about how great their socialist policies are require that.

 no

 Unless you are a refugee you must show that you can support  yourself or have someone sponsor you who has the funds to support you. Then after that it is something like 7 years before you can qualify and that is after you have obtained a green card. I know this first hand because my family are immigrants from Iraq and Egypt.



 Well we are all immigrants it was made very clear to my family that they had to support themselves and they had to show proof and have a sponsorer who could  show no  less than $43,000 as a back up. My family also had to sign documents that they would not even apply. If they did and some how slipped through the cracks and collected (which is just about impossible) the sponsors is responsibleto repay everything and can never sponsor anyone again.







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