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(Boston Herald)   Tamerian Tsarnaev got welfare so therefore we should round up all welfare recipients as they are all clearly a risk of blowing up at us, right?   (bostonherald.com) divider line 108
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2013-04-24 08:57:02 AM  
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.

He was on welfare. He was not on welfare when he and his little brother bombed the Marathon and turned parts of Watertown into Swiss Cheese...
 
2013-04-24 09:09:41 AM  
This MEANS something...
 
2013-04-24 09:28:56 AM  
I'm going to side with their uncle when he was asked what their possible motivation was...basically called them losers that were hateful of other people that found success.
 
2013-04-24 09:41:07 AM  

Paris1127: He was on welfare. He was not on welfare when he and his little brother bombed the Marathon and turned parts of Watertown into Swiss Cheese...


Stop it, we need to manufacture outrage
 
2013-04-24 09:49:17 AM  

slayer199: I'm going to side with their uncle when he was asked what their possible motivation was...basically called them losers that were hateful of other people that found success.


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2013-04-24 09:49:40 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Paris1127: He was on welfare. He was not on welfare when he and his little brother bombed the Marathon and turned parts of Watertown into Swiss Cheese...

Stop it, we need to manufacture outrage


well...it's the NY Post of Boston reporting it so we could be outraged at that?
 
2013-04-24 09:51:00 AM  
If they rounded up all the welfare recipients, the GOP would lose 3/4 of their voter base.
 
2013-04-24 09:51:07 AM  

slayer199: I'm going to side with their uncle when he was asked what their possible motivation was...basically called them losers that were hateful of other people that found success.


Hell, sounds like they were hateful of other people who have found lesser levels of loserdom.
 
2013-04-24 09:52:48 AM  
Wait... someone that immigrated under a refugee program from a totally f*cked-up country had difficulty finding and keeping a job during a massive recession?  Color me shocked.
 
2013-04-24 09:53:59 AM  

somedude210: well...it's the NY Post of Boston reporting it so we could be outraged at that?


That'll work
 
2013-04-24 10:12:43 AM  

factoryconnection: Wait... someone that immigrated under a refugee program from a totally f*cked-up country had difficulty finding and keeping a job during a massive recession?  Color me shocked.


You do know that if we color you, you're just going to end up being profiled, do you really want that!?
 
2013-04-24 10:18:20 AM  
I'm curious if I'll get called unamerican because I'm not fully believing of the source, like what happened in yesterday's FOX News article about how they let the carjacking victim go because "he wasn't american"

/seriously, why was I dragged into an unamerican fight?
//subby
///not for the Fox article though
 
2013-04-24 10:29:26 AM  
"He hated us but he took our money."

How is the writer of that headline confused even a little bit? If I had a chance to take money from the people I hate, you don't think I would? What, like I should just automatically like people because they give me money? What am I, some kind of whore?
 
2013-04-24 10:30:14 AM  
Tsarnaev? The Herald? Watertown? Too many new words. Too much information.
 
2013-04-24 10:30:24 AM  
no good deed goes unpunished.
 
2013-04-24 10:33:29 AM  
NRA members are to Sandy Hook

as  Welfare is to the Boston Bombing

Right?
 
2013-04-24 10:34:24 AM  

SlothB77: no good deed goes unpunished.



So welfare is good now? I always knew you were a lib.
 
2013-04-24 10:35:35 AM  
Just make it a law that you can't spend your welfare checks on explosives. Boom, done!

Okay, bad choice of words.
 
2013-04-24 10:36:46 AM  
I still think the bombing thing is worse.
 
2013-04-24 10:37:13 AM  
He was a boxer, too, and we all know how violent THEY are.  Better safe than sorry...
 
2013-04-24 10:37:45 AM  
OH MY GOD!  I bet he has also used public transportation before!  Lets defund that!
 
2013-04-24 10:37:52 AM  

Paris1127: The state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits.


So he blew stuff up after going back to work.  Clearly we should end employment not welfare.
 
2013-04-24 10:39:42 AM  

Chummer45: OH MY GOD!  I bet he has also used public transportation before!  Lets defund that!


Don't forget he went to Boston public schools also, one more thing to defund.
 
2013-04-24 10:39:53 AM  
Take a look at the part in the article where they mention that his wife was working 80 hour weeks as a home health care aide. They don't get overtime, they don't get minimum wage, and most workplace protection laws don't apply to them. In 1974, when the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act was being written, home health care aides were specifically written out of labor laws, on the pretense that most caregivers would be family or temporary babysitters or what have you. Since then, the field has become a massive industry; workers earn an average of $10 an hour and more than a quarter don't make minimum wage.

One of the reasons they were on welfare, despite the wife continuing to work, was the extremely low pay. Home health care aides are, like Wal-Mart workers, disproportionately likely to use transitional assistance, Medicaid, and food stamps, out of necessity.

Obviously the bombing was an absolutely inappropriate, wrong, and evil response. But perhaps you can start to understand a little bit of the cocktail of crap that this guy was going through; low wages, exploitation, and isolation can be the spark that sets off a powder keg.
 
2013-04-24 10:41:13 AM  

Paris1127: 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.

He was on welfare. He was not on welfare when he and his little brother bombed the Marathon and turned parts of Watertown into Swiss Cheese...


Round up all of the people that used to be on welfare then.
 
2013-04-24 10:41:27 AM  
Or we should get them all a well paying job so they can come off welfare.
 
2013-04-24 10:42:21 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: He was a boxer, too, and we all know how violent THEY are.  Better safe than sorry...


He squandered his resistance for a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises.
 
2013-04-24 10:42:31 AM  
Hitler liked dogs, ergo all dog owners should be killed just in case they might start a world war and kill millions.
 
2013-04-24 10:43:32 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: You do know that if we color you, you're just going to end up being profiled, do you really want that!?


Wow, I never thought about it that way.  Maybe all the people I see pulled over around here aren't nabbed because they look black, but instead because they look shocked!  Man, I've got to chill the f*ck OUT!
 
2013-04-24 10:43:51 AM  

asimplescribe: Round up all of the people that used to be on welfare then.

 
2013-04-24 10:44:30 AM  
Oh god damn it

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 10:48:29 AM  
Terry Nichols got farm subsidies.  Let's round up all the farmers.
 
2013-04-24 10:48:54 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I still think the bombing thing is worse.


I don't know, I mean, he was using my tax dollars...
 
2013-04-24 10:48:59 AM  
Wait you can be on welfare even though you're not a citizen?
 
2013-04-24 10:49:11 AM  

monoski: Chummer45: OH MY GOD!  I bet he has also used public transportation before!  Lets defund that!

Don't forget he went to Boston public schools also, one more thing to defund.


Without those public schools teaching him to read, he would not have been able to read the instructions from terrorists about how to make a pressure cooker bomb.

So once again naive, elitist, bleeding heart liberals trying to "educate America" have led us down the path to our own destruction.
 
2013-04-24 10:49:14 AM  
A citizen using a social safety net while being unemployed!? OUTRAGEOUS!
 
2013-04-24 10:50:20 AM  
Also if they were on welfare and his brother was a student while his mother was making facials at home and his father lived all the way in russia.... how did they afford a house and an apartment and two cars and those guns and all the explosives and materials?
 
2013-04-24 10:51:03 AM  
And did you know that Obama's policy is to allow muslims into the country under our current immigration laws?   He's allowing terrorists to come to our shores legally!

Man.  I can see why there are so many right wing pundits.  It's so effing easy to come up with this shiat when your audience is a bunch of authoritarian followers with no capacity for critical thinking.
 
2013-04-24 10:52:50 AM  
"Wait you can be on welfare even though you're not a citizen?"

Thanks obama.

/premanufactured generic outrage at some topic
 
2013-04-24 10:53:13 AM  

hinten: Or we should get them all a well paying job so they can come off welfare.


Yeah, but the record corporate profits and record cash-on-hand of corporations isn't going to be so record-worthy if it's reinvested, is it?

Study it out, lib!
 
2013-04-24 10:53:20 AM  
Tamerlan "found" welfare.  The people we need to kick off the rolls are the ones who "loot" it.

*wink wink*
 
2013-04-24 10:54:42 AM  

graeth: "Wait you can be on welfare even though you're not a citizen?"

Thanks obama.


I'm serious, how is that even possible?
 
2013-04-24 10:54:44 AM  

bmongar: Paris1127: The state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits.

So he blew stuff up after going back to work.  Clearly we should end employment not welfare.


He pulled himself up by his bootstraps so he could afford to conduct these bombing. Free market at work people.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:09 AM  
For my own sanity, I'm going to assume that TFA is being sarcastic with the bit referenced int he headline and that we're all just rolling our eyes so hard at the "he was muslim, that's why he's a terrorist" thing that we're as a nation making a string of "he ate sugar, that's why he's a terrorist.  Those damned sugar-eaters are menaces to society" meme-jokes to make fun of the racist idiots.

Because the idea that they're seriously positing that being on welfare indicates sinister intent would put my eyes in danger of rolling out of my goddamned head were I to consider it remotely likely.

//I bet the CIA and FBI are going to lower their investigation bar after this, though.  The guy being flagged and then no one noticing him going all for-reals terrorist until something blew up is kind of a black mark on their record.
 
2013-04-24 10:56:19 AM  

Chummer45: And did you know that Obama's policy is to allow muslims into the country under our current immigration laws?   He's allowing terrorists to come to our shores legally!


The far right claims that the government is allowing Muslim extremists into the country, and is indoctrinating kids in public school. Why can't we combine the two, and indoctrinate Muslim kids in schools to be liberal peaceniks?
 
2013-04-24 10:56:30 AM  

Tatsuma: Also if they were on welfare and his brother was a student while his mother was making facials at home and his father lived all the way in russia.... how did they afford a house and an apartment and two cars and those guns and all the explosives and materials?


Because you hate America, that's why.

Actually, I'm going to go with "Because they, unlike the vast majority of recipients, were obviously trying to cheat the system because they had nefarious plans for Americans, but obviously that means we should drug test and patriot test everyone on welfare at a huge cost to taxpayers so that you're dick can be properly relaxed when jerking off to portraits of Reagan."
 
2013-04-24 10:56:46 AM  

slayer199: I'm going to side with their uncle when he was asked what their possible motivation was...basically called them losers that were hateful of other people that found success.


So they were fark libs?
 
2013-04-24 10:57:00 AM  
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


I call bullshiat
 
2013-04-24 10:58:09 AM  
Let's cull people not on the percent of their income that comes from the government, but on the total dollar amount they receive.

Goodby, investment bankers. I'd say we'll miss you, but we won't.
 
2013-04-24 10:58:16 AM  
To bad he wasn't a fatty.
 
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