Tsarnaev family received at least $100,000 in public assistance

Thanks to the Boston Herald, Americans are learning about the cornucopia of benefits enjoyed by the Tsarnaev family as "asylum" seekers in the United States, and the information is enough to make many taxpayers' blood boil.  Chris Cassidy writes: The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance - a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned. "The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning," said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today. The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify. Close Obama ally Governor Deval Patrick's attempts to clamp down on release of information about the...(Read Full Post)