Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Welfare System Rife with Abuse

In case you missed it, the Boston Herald shared some sobering statistics regarding the ongoing abuse of the state’s welfare card system.

According to numbers obtained by the Herald, welfare recipients spent close to $200,000 in tax payer dollars on items ranging from alcohol to lottery tickets to events at Chuck E. Cheese!

In a change from the status quo however, Speaker DeLeo and even Governor Patrick agree with proposed GOP legislation that would make it illegal for business owners to knowingly and willingly accept welfare money for tobacco or alcohol.

We certainly do appreciate the support of the Democratic leadership, but we remain experienced skeptics regarding their commitment to following through when push comes to shove.

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