Mayor Wants to Publish Names and Addresses of Welfare Recipients Online
A Maine mayor is proposing a controversial name-and-shame strategy for welfare recipients.
Robert Macdonald, mayor of Lewiston, Maine, said he plans to push a bill requiring the state to publish the names, addresses and other details of "every individual on the dole."
"Our liberal, progressive legislators and their social-service allies have made them a victimized, protected class," Macdonald wrote in an op-ed.
Macdonald explained to Tucker Carlson on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that he believes people in Maine have a right to know which of their neighbors they are supporting.
"This is born out of frustration," Macdonald said. "For three-and-a-half years, I've been putting all kinds of welfare laws, I've been submitting them, and the legislature is just tanking them."
"I'm overwhelmingly elected by the people up there. And this is what they've elected me for. And this is what I'm going to do as long as I'm there, is try to get some welfare reform."
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