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Mayor makes the case for publicly identifying welfare recipients

In a recent editorial, Lewiston, Maine, Mayor Robert Macdonald laid out his proposal to create a website that would include the name of every local receiving public assistance. Apparently aware that such a proposition would be controversial, he pointed out that a similar program already exists:

In Maine there is a website that lists the pension amounts received by everyone who is issued a monthly check by the State of Maine. No privacy here because this is being paid out by the State; accordingly, taxpayers have a right to know.

Macdonald went on to ask why welfare recipients are not similarly subject to public scrutiny. The explanation, he concluded, is simple:

The answer: 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!

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