A Maine mayor has come up with a novel approach to the ever growing number of Americans on the public dole — publish the names of welfare recipients.
Saying enough is enough, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald penned an op-ed explaining that he plans to push a name-and-shame bill requiring the state to publish the names, addresses and other details of “every individual on the dole,” according to Fox News.
The mayor said pensioners’ information is public record, so why should welfare recipients be treated differently?
“Our liberal, progressive legislators and their social-service allies have made them a victimized, protected class,” he wrote.
Harry Reid says most jaw-dropping thing about Boehner’s
retirement – leaves social media in utter disbelief
The controversial proposal landed Macdonald a spot on “Fox and Friends Weekend,” where he told host Tucker Carlson that he believes Maine residents have a right to know which of their neighbors they are supporting.
“This is born out of frustration,” Hizzoner said. “For three-and-a-half years, I’ve been putting all kinds of welfare laws, I’ve been submitting them, and the legislature is just tanking them.”
You might have guess already Macdonald is a Republican. But he’s a Republican in a city of about 36,000, where Democrats have a registration edge of about 10,000 Democrats to 4,000 Republicans. (There almost 9,000 independents.)
“I’m overwhelmingly elected by the people up there,” Macdonald said. “And this is what they’ve elected me for. And this is what I’m going to do as long as I’m there, is try to get some welfare reform.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Study reveals the mind-blowing cost of illegal immigration. Taxpayers buckle up! - March 8, 2023
- Jon Stewart unleashes vulgar rant on Fox News, conservatives over private communications - March 8, 2023
- Loomer launches Twitter attack on ‘Jill DeSantis’: ‘Pretending to be the Kennedys’ - March 8, 2023
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.