Dem’s Latest Ploy In War On Poverty: Cars For Sots?

11 05 2009

Ed Morrissey at follows a Boston Globe item about welfare in Massachusetts:

And here I always thought “Welfare Cadillac” was just a stupid novelty song from 1970.

Now it turns out Guy Drake’s tune is another state entitlement here in Massachusetts, compliments of the Department of Transitional Assistance, formerly known as welfare.

In Gov. Deval Patrick’s Massachusetts, if you’re on the dole, you may be eligible to get a free car. So much for the budget Armageddon they keep talking about at the State House. …

Nice enough that the layabouts get a free car – plus the state picks up the tab for insurance, excise tax, title, registration, inspection, and approved repairs. The absolute frosting on the cake is a free AAA membership.


Let’s investigate the “rising tide” of trickle-up possibilities.

  • Rich people will provide funding invest in a new wave of government workers, who will be needed to allocate cars to welfare recipients.
  • Newly mobilized welfare recipients will get hired by business owners (who paid for their cars).
  • Other workers will be hired because the supply of cars will increase.
  • Rinse and repeat!


Unemployment dead!

Recession dead!

I can see it now…The 2010 GM Stimula, now with a convenient but durable sleeper for those homeless nights!

minicar and home

UPDATE: Leaked document says GM to sell Chinese-built cars in America.




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19 05 2009
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