April 23, 2013

Tamerlan was on welfare

 The Boston Herald reports:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits
Tuesday, April 23, 2013  
By: Chris Cassidy 
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. 
Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.

My upcoming Taki's Magazine column has a quote about Chechen men being supported by their wives' hard work by a certain observer of Chechens.
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.

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

Well, that wouldn't be the first time that ever happened. That's a stereotype about Muslim terrorists in Europe. They sit around on the dole fiddling with their prayers and their bombs waiting for the welfare check.
... 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 info.

Ben Franklin pointed out that you don't make people like you by doing them favors. It just makes them resent you. Instead, ask them to do you favors.


Superman said...

The mother said on CNN today:

"If they are going to kill him, I don't care. My oldest one has been killed so I don't care. I don't care if my youngest son is going to be killed today."


This won't make sense to many white Americans who don't have much contact with "ethnic" types like Chechans or Armenians, in whose cultures the eldest son is exalted into near-sainthood at the time of his birth. I doubt the media will take time to explain this to the public.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the bombers are as close as we'll ever get to a favorable case for patriotic immigration reform.

Although they are Muslim, they're Caucasian. So for us to say that they shouldn't have been admitted can be framed as not being racist but as desiring the well-being of US citizens.

Too many immigrants lead to overcrowding, to impacts on the environment. they take jobs, lower wages, increase inequality. They use welfare. They don't have our culture and hence, since there are so many Immigrants they are submerged in a culture of immigrants and "don't know any Americans". This leads to gangs, to violence and to divisiveness.

In One Ear said...

One unspoken tragedy in all of this is the wife and daughter. The wife by all accounts was bright and hard working, and some pictures of her prior to all of this show her to be attractive, but no doubt that upper middle class childhood these days led to liberal indoctrination leading her to accept a foreign muslim husband. The suffering she is going through is on the hands of the left, supposedly the side with womens' best interest in mind. In fact, were it not for the left, and their immigration reforms since the 60s, its doubtful ol' Tamerlan the Lame would have ever seen US shores in the first place. So there is a strong argument to be made that the suffering of the approximately 180 victims of the bombing and their families can be placed at the feet of liberals. Not that it will change anything in their ways, it never does. In fact its doubtful the connections will ever be made by the MSM. Had it been traceable to conservative policies, you would never hear the end of it.

eah said...

Will be seen as just slightly embarrassing for 'the state'. After all, as refugees, asylum seekers, whatever, they couldn't be expected to 'hit the ground running' when plunked down in America. Just think of it as the 'diversity' tax -- after all, 'diversity' doesn't pay for itself you know. Obviously.

Anonymous said...

The elder brother lived the idyllic parasite life; lived off the host, inserted his genes into the next generation (at the enduring expense of the host), and killed enough of the host population to achieve his personal aggrandisement, but not enough to stop the ongoing parasitism by his wider circle of relatives and associates.

This is like Europe before Edward Jenner.


rob said...

The angrier conservatives get, the more liberals will import aliens to kill them in blue cities. Sputter n' RAGE!

Anonymous said...

....and there you have it.

Terrorism on your tax.

What better bargain can 'vibrancy' and 'enrichment' ever get you?

Someone work ot the math. Is it $100,0000, all-inclusive, per severed limb?, Good God! what a bargain does tired, dowdy, whitebread USA get for the gift of being enriched by goat-herding exotics - and their wonderful ethnic food.
Well at least it beats jumping into a wood-chipper feet first.

Anonymous said...

No upper middle class dame is working as a home health care aide, sorry.

RD said...

"That's a stereotype about Muslim terrorists in Europe. They sit around on the dole fiddling with their prayers and their bombs waiting for the welfare check."

Blowing up the hand the feeds you.

The West is utterly demented.

Anonymous said...

Welfare is to Muslim terrorists like water is to Sea-Monkeys.

Anonymous said...

GPowcky someIf people are wondering why Massachusetts is home to most of the Chechens in the US, you need to investigate just how generous welfare is in the benighted Bay State.

Of course, only the Mormon polygamists in the Arizona in the Arizona Strip have a higher percentage of white welfare than "working" class Southie.

Anonymous said...

The thing that's infuriating people here is that welfare cash benefits may have financed the purchase of fireworks (banned in the People's Commonwealth, forcing Big Bro to go to Live Free Or Die New Hampshire to purchase them) for the powder that was used to make the bombs.

If one of the victims tends to the Right, imagine the commercial: "Governor, your welfare policies cost me my leg!"

jody said...

jody was correct. they were a net economic drain.

let's see if econlog does any actual economics on this stuff. i bet they don't.

and here is grover norquist today, showing he does not even understand math. he thinks giving amnesty to 11 million mexicans is going to make the economy boom, and create a big new tax base. why, the US treasury will be drowning in money from all the federal income tax these mexicans will pay. from the guardian UK:


or maybe he does understand math, and it's just conservative inc business as usual with this guy.

Glossy said...

This is the first time I've ever heard of a native-born white person being a home health aid. That never happens here in New York. It's one of the most menial jobs around. And she's a doctor's and a nurse's daughter! Home health aids mostly serve stroke victims and the mentally ill.

Anonymous said...

Don't be heartless. Terrorists gotta eat too.

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