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Free cars for welfare recipients fuel road rage
Boston Herald ^ | 5-7-09 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 05/07/2009 6:55:43 PM PDT by Justaham

Gov. Deval Patrick’s free wheels for welfare recipients program is revving up despite the stalled economy, as the keys to donated cars loaded with state-funded insurance, repairs and even AAA membership are handed out to get them to work.

But the program - fueled by a funding boost despite the state’s fiscal crash - allows those who end up back on welfare to keep the cars anyway.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: looters; mass; welfare

1 posted on 05/07/2009 6:55:44 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Where do I sign up?


2 posted on 05/07/2009 6:56:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Me too. All the recipients are probably the governor’s relathieves.


3 posted on 05/07/2009 6:57:47 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I am a one-eyed, drunken, Nicaraguan illegal immigrant on welfare. I cannot buy a car, because all my money goes for booze. I am mostly too drunk to walk, so can I have a free car?


4 posted on 05/07/2009 6:59:39 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Justaham

This is Obama’s fault.


5 posted on 05/07/2009 7:01:23 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: Justaham

Who would this not anger?


6 posted on 05/07/2009 7:01:49 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost
Evidently it isn't bothering his constituents enough to petition for recall, which is what they should do. I assume this is in Massachusetts?
7 posted on 05/07/2009 7:06:46 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: EagleUSA

Only if you promise to steal someone’s identity, get a driver’s license and register to vote for the Rats.


8 posted on 05/07/2009 7:07:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Justaham

9 posted on 05/07/2009 7:07:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Justaham

Worked as a supervisor at the Texas Workforce Center after Katrina (my background was in employment counseling, although I had been in the hurricane myself). We were giving away laptop computers, loaded with software, with a free ISP! Also, we gave welfare recipients Target & Wal-Mart gift cards, Texaco gas cards or bus passes, FREE child care, Section 8 subsidized housing, cash every month, Food Stamps, clothes for “interviews”, bulk foods, etc., etc. I knew they’d get around to cars someday. Next will be free HUD/Bank foreclosure houses.


10 posted on 05/07/2009 7:07:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: pepperdog

It’s hard to comprehend.


11 posted on 05/07/2009 7:08:19 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost; EagleUSA
"...Who would this not anger?..."


It would be very cool for a one-eyed, drunken, Nicaraguan illegal immigrant on welfare. One who cannot buy a car, because all his money goes for booze. One who is mostly too drunk to walk, so can he have a free car?

;-)

12 posted on 05/07/2009 7:08:49 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Arrgh.


13 posted on 05/07/2009 7:09:38 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Justaham
...as the keys to donated cars loaded with state-funded insurance, repairs and even AAA membership...

Tax-payer funded. There. Fixed it.

14 posted on 05/07/2009 7:12:07 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: allmost

Every single person that gets a free car.


15 posted on 05/07/2009 7:13:11 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

word.


16 posted on 05/07/2009 7:14:06 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

It’s hard to comprehend.

not for a liberal.
only a liberal could think this is a good idea.
Can you imagine what the policy meetings were like??
We can get X% off welfare if we only gave them a $30,000 car (of course it costs the government 50k to buy, but hey it isn’t there money.)


17 posted on 05/07/2009 7:15:42 PM PDT by genghis
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To: EagleUSA

You drive, you’re too drunk to sing.


18 posted on 05/07/2009 7:16:18 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Justaham

OOOO! OOOOOO! I want a Mustang! I want a Mustang! Can we pick the color, too? Make mine yellow.


19 posted on 05/07/2009 7:16:30 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife ... please pray for my deployed husband (deployment #6 to Iraq))
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To: genghis

Soylent.


20 posted on 05/07/2009 7:17:10 PM PDT by allmost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really feel sorry for this Katrina victims. However, how can the victims (most of them welfare recipients) claim they lost a lot of things that they didn’t have before Katrina happened. I remembered a black guy was interviewed on the street right after Katrina. He cried and said that he lost his son or nephew — they drowned. As a result, there were a lot of sympathy contributions - thousands and thousands of dollars. It turned out he was a fraud.


21 posted on 05/07/2009 7:17:42 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: genghis
Barack and Patrick Deval (Gov. of Mass.) share political experiences, languages, success.............(major barf!)
22 posted on 05/07/2009 7:21:17 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Wasn’t that the intent of The People’s Car, Volkswagen? Everyone would have a car, an economical sensible car, the same car.


23 posted on 05/07/2009 7:23:10 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Justaham

I looked them in the eye when they where crying. Nothing I could do to help. I tried.


24 posted on 05/07/2009 7:23:34 PM PDT by allmost
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To: EagleUSA

Not only a free car, but you can be the next president.


25 posted on 05/07/2009 7:24:02 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Justaham
The program distributes cars donated by non-profit charities such as Good News Garage, a Lutheran charity, which also does the repair work on the car and bills the state.

Bills the taxpayers. There. Fixed that one, too.

26 posted on 05/07/2009 7:25:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Justaham
The program distributes cars donated by non-profit charities such as Good News Garage, a Lutheran charity, which also does the repair work on the car and bills the state.

If these are vehicles that have been donated, they are probably hunks of junk for the most part.

I work for a church and we get a few vehicles every year donated to us and, for the most part, they are junkers. Though not all.

We give them away to needy families but we don't pay for the insurance, etc.

Nor do we bill the taxpayers for repairs.

27 posted on 05/07/2009 7:27:40 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Only if you promise to steal someone’s identity, get a driver’s license and register to vote for the Rats.
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From the Rats viewpoint, the vote is most important.


28 posted on 05/07/2009 7:44:46 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Justaham

I’m quitting my job, stopping my mortgage payments and moving to Boston tomorrow!!! And to think I thought the Great State of Texas had it right all this time! Why work when the liberal taxpaying suckers of Boston will pay for everything!!!! Here I come Matt Damon!!!


29 posted on 05/07/2009 7:49:30 PM PDT by texrepub76
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To: Justaham
The recipients probably complain about the cars they are given — it's in the nature of societal parasites to always demand more.
30 posted on 05/07/2009 7:51:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Texas Eagle

My $500.00 vehicle, that I bought four years ago, is on its last legs.

I am actively seeking a replacement, and have saved/secured the ability to pay $1500.00 cash for basic transportation.
Nothing fancy, but I would like A/C and a working radio.

Who dreams up these entitlement programs?
I have just reached the point that I can afford health insurance again, but not a car mortgage.

I am really curious about the thought processes of these people.


31 posted on 05/07/2009 7:52:53 PM PDT by sarasmom (Buyers Remorse Date : Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.)
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To: Justaham

Give ‘em all bikes instead...


32 posted on 05/07/2009 8:26:39 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Justaham; pandoraou812

Sheesh! The looters are sure in their heyday this year.


33 posted on 05/07/2009 9:27:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

Yes they are & its sickening.


34 posted on 05/08/2009 12:11:54 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Justaham; writer33; Liz; AT7Saluki

I’ve already got the car. How about FREE GAS? (Drill, baby, drill.)


35 posted on 05/08/2009 4:33:49 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea Totaler)
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