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May 1, 2013

Anderson: The zenith of absurdity

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What’s with the welfare benefits for an able-bodied immigrant who becomes a terrorist? Why are we allowing any immigrants to come here just to get on welfare?

And here’s the zenith of absurdity: We have a governor who insists that a dead Islamic terrorist has a “right to privacy” so we taxpayers can’t be told how much he and his terrorist brother received in government benefits before they killed and maimed Americans. With the insistence of the media, the Patrick administration has released some information to a legislative oversight committee, where it will remain secret because apparently the legislators are not allowed to share it with the public.

Gov. Patrick says he understands that people are curious, but the records are private. Understand this, Governor: I want to know if I helped fund the terrorists, and why, and what has gone wrong with this commonwealth, and this country.

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Barbara Anderson of Marblehead is a regular Salem News columnist.

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