Welfare can be a helpful form of government aid for those who are truly on hard times and need some help.
But far too many times, people take advantage of the system.
Most people have personally observed or seen via the news people who remain on government assistance by having multiple children with no financial means to support them or by refusing to get a job because they suffer from a “disability” many times brought on by alcohol or drug usage.
Seattle’s KING 5 News details the latest incident of Welfare abuse that could very likely occur here in Texas too.
SEATTLE -- Armed with a search warrant, federal agents raided the home this week of a woman residing in a south Lake Washington home.
The names of the woman or her husband were not released because they have not been criminally charged.
Search warrant documents unsealed Friday in federal court reveal that the woman received more than $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus monthly cash from the federal and state government for a disability, as well as food stamps.
Property records show the woman lives in a 2,500 square-foot home with gardens and a boat dock that is valued at $1.2 million.
Records also show she truthfully provided her address when she applied for benefits, according to the news report.
A federal official reportedly told KING5 News that the housing voucher program provides coupons that help low-income people get out of housing projects and move into the place of their choosing, however, the program doesn’t analyze where people are living, even if it is at a ritzy address that should raise a red flag.
Court records also show the couple gave money to charities and traveled around the world to exotic places like Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico.
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Have you ever received government assistance or witnessed somebody abusing the system?
What are your thoughts on government assistance period?
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