Did you realize the Boston Bomber was collecting a welfare check every month?
The older brother stopped receiving welfare benefits because they were earning too much. His wife worked 70 hour weeks while he stayed at home.
Both Boston bombing suspects had been recipients of social welfare benefits from the state of Massachusetts, with the elder brother receiving assistance as recently as last year.
The Boston Herald was among the first to report the story, which has fueled speculation that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s descent into jihadism was funded by taxpayers. It’s understood his radicalization occurred prior to 2012, when his benefits stopped.
Tamerlan, the older brother who was killed in a gunfight on the night of April 19, hasn’t been on the welfare lines since 2012. Around this time, he and his wife, Katherine Russell, failed to meet "eligibility limits." The older Tsarnaev was a stay-at-home dad to the couple’s 3-year-old baby while Russell worked 70-hour weeks as a health care aide.