Elizabeth Warren Dips into FDR’s Bag of Dirty Tricks

Buying the votes of welfare recipients in most blatant way.

Burton Folsom, Jr.
Anita Folsom
The American Spectator

“If we give you taxpayer dollars, you give us your vote. Okay?” That seems to be the message promoted by Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts.

In an effort to stuff welfare recipients into voting booths in November, Warren’s daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi is spearheading an effort to force the state of Massachusetts to send out voter registration forms to state residents who are on welfare. The mailing will cost Massachusetts about $275,000. Incumbent Senator Scott Brown, Warren’s indignant opponent, has responded, “I want every legal vote to count, but it’s outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another. This effort to sign up welfare recipients is being aided by Elizabeth Warrant’s daughter — and it’s clearly designed to benefit her mother’s political campaign.”

Where did Ms. Warren get the idea to appeal for votes that way? Of course, politicians throughout U.S. history have tried to use federal programs to sway voters, but the chief role model for Warren’s scheme may be President Franklin Roosevelt with his New Deal programs…

The article continues at The American Thinker.

RelatedElizabeth Warren: Nothing fishy about my kid’s role in EBT campaign

…Demos — a liberal nonprofit chaired by Amelia Warren Tyagi — joined forces with a spinoff of the defunct, scandal-plagued ACORN in a legal bid last May to compel the state welfare department to send nearly half a million get-out-the-vote letters to welfare recipients, the Herald reported yesterday.

Republicans howled that the mailings, which went out last month, were a bid to boost Warren in her neck-and-neck race with Brown.

Brown said yesterday that the get-out-the-welfare vote campaign — which cost taxpayers more than $275,000 — “smells wrong and … is wrong.”…

CAJ note: If only Progressives would apply as much effort and resources to ensure that our military gets to cast their votes, too.

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