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Mass. Lawmaker: Recoup Benefits From Terrorists

welfare bombersBOSTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is pushing for a law allowing Massachusetts to recoup public benefits given to anyone later convicted of using of a weapon of mass destruction.

Gloucester state Sen. Bruce Tarr is offering the proposal as an amendment to the Senate version of the state budget.

It would allow the attorney general to recover “any and all money” from anyone convicted of the terrorist act “who has previously collected public assistance, financial assistance or received any other direct financial benefit from the state.”

The money would go to benefit any victims of the attack.

State official have confirmed that Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and toddler daughter received welfare benefits. Tsarnaev was killed in a police chase. His 19-year-old brother, Dzhohkar, was arrested.

The brothers also received welfare benefits as children through their parents.


  • melbonie

    Really? I mean, REALLY? Exactly HOW is anybody supposed to pay back benefits from jail? I think perhaps we should ask stupid butt politicians to pay back their salaries when they prove they are incompetent dimwits.

    • bagpip

      I agree Mel. It simply shows the mentality of the jack**** who represent us. Most terrorists are caught DEAD, so how are they going to pay us back? If in jail it’s the same situation. This has to be the most idiotic idea ever put forward.
      Sen Tarr, you are an imbecile. Do something productive with your time, like getting a brain LOL

  • The truth

    Couldn’t say it any better..maybe we should also have murderers pay for their victims funeral. What a complete idiot here’s an idea don’t give money to full grown men that are fully capable of working. Especially ones from different countries!!!