Federal Agents Raid Home Of Millionaire Welfare Recipient

For years now the left has been trying to debunk the “myth of the welfare queen,” a term coined during the Reagan administration to denote someone living high on the hog off the sweat of the taxpayer’s brow. According to liberals, that sort of thing doesn’t really happen.

Except, it does. A particularly egregious case has just come to light in the Seattle area:

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the couple collected as much as $135,000 in housing assistance alone.

If a case of fraud this egregious can slip through the cracks, how much more waste is out there? But to be clear, this isn’t just about fraud and abuse. This speaks to a fundamental, systemic problem with government programs and mission creep. This woman received $1,200 a month in housing assistance. That’s more than enough to pay most people’s mortgages. How is that amount appropriate even if this woman had been truthful about her circumstances?

A safety net that helps people who truly cannot help themselves is one thing. A system that allows some citizens to live at the expense of others is quite another.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Jamermorrow

    All forms of government payout is welfare and a transfer of wealth.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

    That’s piss in a Coke can compared conservative corporate welfare .

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      What specific corporate welfare programs are you talking about? I suspect that we’d agree that most of them should go away.  

    • 2hotel9

      More lies and sh*t spew from tranni, and  a nee suckpuppet to spew its lies and sh*t.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

        You can’t give me enough welfare queens at least they support the economy buy buying stuff … corporate WELFARE queens add nill they don’t buy stuff cuzz they have it all already And don’t create jobs. There is only 24 hours in a day to play with toys … more money cheep money in the pockets of rich only makes trouble 4 us …  
        btw .. I’m no tranny I’m a gelding.

        • two_amber_lamps

          Bamboo_Eunuch…

          Excellent post, you echo your wicked witch of the west coast Nanski Piloski well…  but of course welfare $$ generates stimulus which must surely bolster the economy yes? 

          Comrade Obama should make you the next Economics Czar.

          You must have lived in a old barn growing up…  apparently all those paint chips you ingested as a foal contained lead.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          You can’t give me enough welfare queens at least they support the economy buy buying stuff 

          It takes a special sort of ignorance to think that people spending other people’s money is an economic stimulus.

        • Jamermorrow

          Buying stuff does not support the economy. Consuming can only be accomplished after something is made. Production drives an economy and production comes from saving. Is Africa, Haiti ,etc.. poor because the people don’t demand enough or because they don’t produce enough?  Starving kids are starving because of lack of demand for food or lack of the production of food? Demand is infinite even among rich people. Buying is the easy part. Producing enough for the purchasing power is the tough part.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Wow, jamer, just wow. So you’re a voodoo trickledowner?

            This Africa you wrote about seems like a wide open market for any  number of food product producers. I wonder why they aren’t there marketing Hot Pockets and Pizza Hut all you can eat Friday’s. Surely there is profit in the Africa to be made off the starving kids.

            Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if
            labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

            President Abraham Lincoln
            Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

        • Wayne

          The left’s form of trickle down economics.  Hey dummy, here’s a clue for you, taking from one and giving to another (with a bunch of bureaucrats in between) does not ‘support the economy’.  Idiot.

  • Jimmypop

    cases this extreme are almost non-existent. however, abuse is rampant…. to stem the tide, we need to hire more government workers. funny…so few on the right seem to see that hiring a government workers in this area short term might help eventually reduce the number of government workers.

    ideally, wed take government workers in other areas and switch them to fraud investigations. i bet wed be shocked how much abuse wed find.

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    OMG! One scumbag was found cheating big time.

    Let’s abandon the entire program for the millions of people who actually don’t cheat because it’s the self righteous thing to do. Might as well end all medicare, medicaid and child assistance programs as well because nutter hero, me first ideology queen and noted anti God cult fiction writer, Ayn Rand, preaches selfishness, greed and a healthy disdain for everyone below the status of elite.

    Nutters make me sick.

    • Splined

      I guess you are  not aware of the many
      millionaire farmers receiving billions from 
        numerous government aid programs.

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        This might be a good campaign theme.
        Welfare queens driving tractors…and being driven in limousines

        • Splined

          Where have you been Bob?  For decades we have heard family farm happy talk from liberals saying they are working to improve federal crop insurance,  improve the family farm safety net, save the family farm, and etc.

    • 2hotel9

      Really, boob? You have been defrauding public assistance for years, welfare whore.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Poor deluded bloviatorbob….  who thinks the single cockroach that just scuttled under the refrigerator is the problem. 

      What he fails to comprehend is there are thousands more in the walls of his house.

      Your Frances Fox Pivens preaches anarchy and clothes her selfish arguments in moral garb… just as do all of your leftist progressive idols.  Saul taught them well.  But what they fail to understand is they time and again unleash powers that they cannot control, time and again this has been proven.  Ask the tens/hundreds of millions killed in the 20th century alone due to socialism. 

      But you can’t make an omelet with out breaking a few heads-oops I mean eggs…  is that not correct my fellow traveler friend?

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        2_dim_bulbs, wow, doom and gloom…and so early in the morning.
        Good for you.
        Your stern daddy gop candidate approves your message.

        • two_amber_lamps

          Baahahhaahaa!  That’s the best you can come up with? 

          Much as you disappointed your parents, you disappoint me as well… but I’m sure that’s been a common theme throughout your life… 

    • Jfisher17

      From welfare queens in the story to drama queens in the comments. Easy Bob, easy. 

  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    Those dirty one percenters.  

  • 2hotel9

    Just another Democrat. Nothing to see here, folks!

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Doesn’t Obama have an aunt Zeituni Onyango of Kenya who is living in the United States illegally for years, receiving public assistance in Boston? She came illegally, lived in public housing for years, collected welfare, even got $51k in disability. Just like all the other parasites she say’s “America owes her”.

    Send the whole family back

    • two_amber_lamps

      Send the whole family back?  That must include the Manchurian Comrade in Chief as well….  !!

  • Sp

    Newt is a welfare queen too.  And so is your mom.

  • SigFan

    So make a reasonable assumption that only 10% of people collecting welfare are doing so fraudulently. Then go read this:

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/09/obama-to-spend-103-trillion-on-welfare-uncovering-the-full-cost-of-means-tested-welfare-or-aid-to-the-poor

    and do the calculations based on the amount we spend on this program.  If that doesn’t concern you, then you are like our liberal trolls here – a fool.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

      The heritage foundation is a right wing Fascist think tank 
      that generates conservative propaganda and lies .

      • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

        Did you have any criticism of the Heritage Foundations research, or are you just going to rest your case on name-calling?

        • Wayne

          Name calling is all the left does

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Wayne

            What ‘got us into this mess’ is electing this inexperienced, incompetent, Alinsky radical, POS president in 2008. A mistake that will be corrected in 2012.

            4 days ago in reply to Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

            You’re right the POS was completely unnecessary. 

          • two_amber_lamps

            POS?  What’s a’matter with POS??

            Pretty Obviously a Socialist

          • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

            Well obviously given that Han-job should retract his accusation that that was name calling. 

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            WTF are you talking about?  Drunk again, Toot?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

            It’s a shame hannity wasn’t aborted.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            His mom needed the welfare check.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

            gop = Greedy Old Perverts

          • Jfisher17

            Wow, Bamboo! Are you captain of the debate team? How did you think of something so witty?

  • sbark

    The newest welfare swindle is SS disability.  Est 33% of SS goes out the door in that scam.
    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/11/17/the-new-welfare-swindle/print

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

    Trickle down economics … that was a real gut buster at the country club (laugh)
    http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/trickle-down.jpg?w=269&h=316

    • Jfisher17

      Sorry, but not as big a laugh as the “stimulus”.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTnYCg8v8o Bamboo_Harvester

        richard head, Tell that to GM. 

        • Jfisher17

          Still not as big a laugh as the “stimulus”. Nice try, though.

        • Jfisher17

          Poor Bamboo’s trolling for some head. Check out some of your lib buddies. 

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