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Food Stamps – They’re Not Just For Porn Anymore

In Massachusetts, where last year the Governor vetoed efforts to prohibit food stamps being used for pornography, piercings, tattoos, guns, manicures, etc, they’re now trying to discover whether the Tsarnaev brothers used them to pay for the Boston Marathon bombing:

A mountain of new welfare records shows numerous EBT card cash withdrawals made by the Tsarnaev family, but so far there is no information about how terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and others may have spent the money.

The EBT receipts were handed over by the state to the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee as part of its probe into the Russian family’s $100,000-plus taxpayer-financed life in the Bay State. The committee met yesterday behind closed doors to review Medicaid and welfare awards…

The purchases show specific stores, but not the items bought. But further details could be available to investigators.

I began my book America Alone with an Arnold Toynbee quote: “Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.” Paying Islamic terrorists to blow you up is more like assisted suicide. Cheaper than going to a Swiss clinic, although somewhat bloodier.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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