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Irony: Boston bomber lived on “state benefits”

How convoluted has our world become?  How screwed up is this nation?  How Orwellian is everything these days?

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.

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.


We paid for our own bombing.


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13 Responses to Irony: Boston bomber lived on “state benefits”

  • So Tamerlan Tsarnaev became a “crazy” Muslim when his welfare ran out and his wife started to bring home the “bacon”.

    • So someone would like to explain to me why photos of him during his interview for his fighting are captioned that behind him is ‘his’ Mercedes, yes?
      On welfare while practicing mixed martial arts.  How nice for him.
      then again, this IS the same state where two of Big Ear’s relatives are in the country illegally, at least one of them living on the dole.

  • The blue state model is blowing up in more ways than one.

  • Heh, now they’re saying the remaining kid didn’t have a gun for the last ‘gun fight’.
    I’m confused, doesn’t the phrase ‘gun fight’ generally mean both sides have guns.  What they’re describing is a shooting, not a gun fight.   And if the kid didn’t have a gun, why the fusillade on his position if they wanted to take him alive.
    Yes, yes, they THOUGHT he fired a gun (uh huh…because in Watertown Mass under lock down, there are always noises that SOUND like a gun being fired to people who should be intimately aware of what a gun being fired sounds like), they THOUGHT he was going to detonate a bomb….
    and I THINK someone was trying to kill him to eliminate the problems a apprehension and trial would pose for the government.
    Someone has got some splaining to do, because I have a problem with trigger happy ‘experts’ who shoot first walking around with full auto weapons, protecting us.

  • Let’s not overlook the two mosques Speed-Bump attended (Cambridge & Boston). Both were half funded by our pals the Wahhabi Arabs and half by US taxpayers! You know, separation of church and state. How many Christian Churches has you state funded? Mine, MA, just funds radical Islamic places of worship. Howie Carr cited an article (I believe by Ann Coulter) of all the attendees of the holy places and six or seven of them are doing time in the federal prison system on terror charges. Including the first president of the Cambridge mosque for attempting to assassinate the then prince of Saudi Arabia (now King of the Wahhabis)

  • The stories of the family receiving benefits are being circulated to inflame the masses, but lets take a look at the reality of it all.
    Boston had no problem providing Welfare, Section 8 Housing and a paid job to Obama’s ‘illegal alien’ Aunt. I’m sure that’s surpassed the $100k mark by now.
    So it’s hard to refuse ‘legal’ immigrants benefits when you’re giving them to the ‘illegals’ at the same time. No one could have foreseen these legal muslim immigrants would become terrorists when the illegal ones haven’t …yet.