Republican Mayor Bob McDonald has been fighting welfare fraud in Lewiston, Maine for years and says he is tired of generational welfare recipients who move to Lewiston to “play the system”. And his latest idea has liberals frothing!
Mayor McDonald believes the public has a right to know who’s receiving welfare and exactly how much they receive. In addition to capping welfare benefits at 60 months, the Mayor wants a state law to create a website listing the name, address, time on assistance and amount received of every welfare recipient.
McDonald says, “Our liberal, progressive legislators and their social-service allies have made them a victimized, protected class. It’s none of your business how much of your money they get and spend. Who are you to question it? Just shut up and pay! Well the days of being quiet are gone, after all, the public has a right to know how it’s money is being spent.”
Watch the video below to hear other ways this Mayor’s been fighting welfare fraud.