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  • YAF activist Christine Rousselle's blog on The College Conservative now even has the mainstream media talking about her. Christine's blog has been covered in the news by The Blaze, AP, and the Washington Post. Christine will be on the Today Show sometime soon.

    Here's the Today article about her:


    Here's an excerpt from the original blog:

    During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine. I spent hours upon hours toiling away at a register, scanning, bagging, and dealing with questionable clientele. These were all expected parts of the job, and I was okay with it. What I didn’t expect to be part of my job at Wal-Mart was to witness massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse.

    I understand that sometimes, people are destitute. They need help, and they accept help from the state in order to feed their families. This is fine. It happens. I’m not against temporary aid helping those who truly need it. What I saw at Wal-Mart, however, was not temporary aid. I witnessed generations of families all relying on the state to buy food and other items. I literally witnessed small children asking their mothers if they could borrow their EBT cards. I once had a man show me his welfare card for an ID to buy alcohol. The man was from Massachusetts. Governor Michael Dukakis’ signature was on his welfare card. Dukakis’ last gubernatorial term ended in January of 1991. I was born in June of 1991. The man had been on welfare my entire life. That’s not how welfare was intended, but sadly, it is what it has become.

    Full article: *The College Conservative*

    YAF also did an interview with her at the West Coast Leadership Conference at the Reagan Ranch Center:

     Washington Post story:



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