Massachusetts Democrat Vows to Open Tsarnaevs Welfare Records: “I will not let it go”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

Well, there’s at least one Democrat with some common sense. Go for it, brother. These lowlifes do not deserve any privacy.

A top Democratic lawmaker is demanding the Patrick administration turn over more documents detailing the taxpayer-funded lifestyle of the accused marathon bombers — and the former prosecutor vowed he won’t give up until every record is unearthed.

State Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick) sent a letter to MassHealth yesterday, requesting the agency also share any subsidized health insurance Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, received.

“I will not let it go,” Linsky told the Herald. “I’m appalled that possible public money could have been used in these activities. Someone has to stand up for the people injured and killed.”

Linsky, chairman of the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, said welfare officials yesterday delivered 200 pages of documents on benefits the Tsarnaev family received, including food stamps and cash from the state and federally funded Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, which assists families with children and pregnant women.

Linsky has called a committee meeting Monday to publicly review the information and make a list of other documents lawmakers want.

“We’ll go wherever the evidence takes us,” said Linsky, who spent 14 years as a Middlesex County prosecutor.

While the state’s interim welfare chief Stacey Monahan released a summary of the dates and type of assistance the Tsarnaev family received yesterday, she refused to provide details of how much they reaped in public benefits and how that money was spent, citing privacy laws.

Apparently their “rights” outweigh the public’s right to know.

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife and mother of their 3-year-old daughter, received food stamps and cash benefits from September 2011 to November 2012, welfare officials said. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev also received food stamps through their parents, who received the benefit from October 2002 to November 2004 and then from August 2009 to December 2011. The brothers’ father also received money from the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program from January 2003 to March 2003, and again from August 2009 to June 2010.

Good thing we’re going to make citizens of 11 million illegals. Just imagine the tab they’ve been racking up on our dime.

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