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Boston Bombing Suspect Was Living on Taxpayer Funded Welfare Benefits

New York Post columnist Cindy Adams wrote this random thought today – “Where did the Boston suspects get such money? To travel . . . to buy . . .”

Granted one has to assume they received funding from outside sources to carry out some of their actions.

But sadly, part of that funding at least came from the state of Massachusetts itself.

Via the Boston Herald:

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.

In other words, Tsarnaev hated Americans … except for when they were giving him money.

JWF writes, “Since these maniacs were on the dole, did they use  ObamaPhones to detonate the bombs?”

It’s important to note that despite this revelation, appalling as it is, there has to be other outside financial support.  A six month trip overseas is not an inexpensive venture.

Perhaps they could start looking right there in Watertown, MA.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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