Will They Print These Lists in Ebonics and Spanish Too?

*UPDATE* He’s talking about everyone’s favorite immigrants, Somalis!*

This is a Mayor from a small town in Maine. Of course the leftists are losing their minds over this idea.

“In Maine there is a website that lists the pension amounts received by everyone who is issued a monthly check by the State of Maine. No privacy here because this is being paid out by the State; accordingly, taxpayers have a right to know.

Yet other recipients of state revenues are shielded. Yes, I am referring to those known as welfare recipients.  Why are they treated differently than pensioners? (A rhetorical question).

The answer: our liberal, progressive legislators and their social-service allies have made them a victimized, protected class. It’s none of your business how much of your money they get and spend. Who are you to question it? Just shut up and pay!

Well, the days of being quiet are gone. We will be submitting a bill to the next legislative session asking that a website be created containing the names, addresses, length of time on assistance and the benefits being collected by every individual on the dole. After all, the public has a right to know how its money is being spent.

Along with this bill, we will be resubmitting HR 368, which will bring local General Assistance into compliance with federal laws that limit General Assistance to a 60-month total lifetime benefit.

Additionally, we will be submitting a bill similar to one in Massachusetts, prohibiting the state from paying benefits for any additional child born after the recipient has been accepted into General Assistance.

Following up on last week’s column, these bills will be submitted to the Legislature for consideration and passage:

Lastly, we will also be seeking language to be added to the current criminal mischief statue, clearly stating that tenants who intentionally damage an apartment under their control will be held criminally liable for the damage.

Next week, we will talk about our progressive liberal friends’ war on the elderly.”


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    • Surele Surele

      The comments are very telling. Scary stuff; clueless is to nice a word to use for them. My husband was once told by the tax people (here in Canada!): this is not your money. “Lady, he said, it is not only my money, but I pay your salary. Show some appreciation”. He was very restrained and polite. I can’t write here what he said afterwards.

      • Alain

        Good for your husband and he was correct. That is far too often, if not always, the problem with bureaucrats. They take it that we work for them and not them working for us. One used to only find that attitude in 3rd world countries banana republics, and communiist countries.

        • Xavier

          We do work for them; they just allow us to believe we work for ourselves.

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    • eMan14

      No wonder we are running deficits. Now if we can only get the same sort of info on the costs of immigration, refugees, and those on the public dole.

  • Maggat

    Flat out sounds like common sense to me!

  • pdxnag

    Realtors would love this information resource. Or their clients would, even if the realtor would have to be hush hush about the issue so as not to get sued.

    No exceptions based on immigrant status and whatnot.

  • ed

    85% of somalies in the uk live on welfare ,87% of black females live on welfare , 88% of muslim females live on welfare , 62% of black and muslim males live on welfare , 80% of black males are on the police D.N.A. register after being arrested for a criminal offence [ 9% white males ] ed uk

  • marty_p

    Great idea – it should be expanded to list those in public housing i.e. what rent they pay and how long they have lived there.
    I predict it will happen in Ontario shortly after Hell freezes over.