GOPUSA reports that Massachusetts can’t account for over 19,000 welfare recipients after using taxpayer funded dollars to register more Democratic voters taken from the welfare rolls – it backfired!
Excerpt reminds us of old Elvis lyrics:
Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address unknown.”
The drive did result in 31,000 new voter registrations, mostly Democrats of course, but pointed out an alarming number of welfare recipients whose residency in Massachusetts can’t be confirmed.
“Wow,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, R-Taunton, upon hearing of the number of returned mailings.
“The fact that 19,000 of these came back undeliverable tells me DTA has no idea where these people live, obviously, and is not doing the background checks they should be doing,” O’Connell said.
“It goes to show this program is just fraught with fraud and abuse and needs a complete overhaul,” said O’Connell, who has made her name on Beacon Hill as a leading legislator for welfare reform.
The governor’s office declined to comment – really?