October 3, 2014 11:00 am -

[su_right_ad]North Carolina State Senator Wesley Meredith is accused of taking welfare payments while making $100,000 a year in his landscaping business.

The allegations stem from a binder full of documents that were passed on to his challenger Democrat Billy Richardson’s campaign. The documents allege Meredith, a Fayetteville business owner, committed welfare fraud in the late 1990s, when he and his now ex-wife, Elizabeth, were making in excess of $100,000 a year. The couple separated in 1997. The bulk of the documents were provided by the former Mrs. Meredith, which included WIC receipts and copies of cashed checks. Most of the other documents are public record, according to ABC-11:

The Merediths had a son in 1996. Copies of Medicaid cards indicate Elizabeth Meredith received pre and post-natal care on government assistance. That year, a child’s birth at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center would have cost more than $10,000.

WIC receipts signed by Elizabeth Meredith in 1996 show she purchased basics, to include eggs, milk and cereal, with food stamps following the birth of their child.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Republican State Senator Accused Of Getting Welfare While Making Six Figures

  1. crc3 October 3rd, 2014 at 11:23 am

    He should be removed from office immediately…forced to pay the money back with interest…prosecuted…and put in prison for 10-15 years with no parole…

    • rg9rts October 3rd, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Don’t hold your breath but the ex ratted him out LOL

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      he’s claiming the Democrat challenger is hitting him below the belt!
      North Karolina:
      Both Legislative Houses: RepubliKLAN
      Executive Leadership: RepubliKLAN
      Supreme Court: RepubliKLan

      Did you know that North Karolina is the rusted out tarnished buckle of The Bible Belt?

      He said ‘Jesus forgive me’.

      OH! – you’re talking about the welfare fraud felony false information thingie?

      North Karolina has some really beautiful mountains.

      why waste time on some really old kriminal news when you could be enjoying the benefits of the TAXPAYER FUNDED multi-million dollar YACHT Marina by walking up close to, (but not too close) and enjoy seeing how North Karolina’s wealthy enjoy spending TAX DOLLARS.

  2. rg9rts October 3rd, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Hell hath no fury..LOL

  3. tiredoftea October 3rd, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    He certainly has some explaining to do.

    • granpa.usthai October 3rd, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      not really. He claims his opponent is hitting him below the belt.

      (language his fellow dominating RepubliKlansmen are sure to understand and take into consideration at the TAX FUNDED multi-million dollar Yacht Marina Club Meeting).

      [completely unbiased of course]

  4. not_buying_it October 3rd, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    “See…I told you there was rampant welfare fraud.”
    I’m sure he was testing the system to see how the poor folk were committing fraud.

  5. William October 3rd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Welfare is bad MMMM-kay?

  6. eddie1247 October 3rd, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    You don’t understand, this wasn’t welfare I received, it’s only welfare when you need it and I didn’t need it. It was more of a ahhhhhhhhhh grant, yeah that’s it I received a government grant. The grant was for ahhhh research on how to get money from the government when I don’t really need it. Think they’ll buy that?

  7. Steve K October 3rd, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I hate welfare moochers. #ImARepublican

  8. tracey marie October 3rd, 2014 at 1:45 pm


  9. Bunya October 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Great! Another lazy ass sucking off the government teat! Get a job, moocher!
    On the other hand, the poor guy is probably starving. I mean, who can possibly live on a mere 6 figure income?

  10. majii October 3rd, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    The number of N. Carolinians who are defending him on the ABC 11 site is amazing! How easy it is for some to forget their “Christian values” when a politician they like demonstrates that he cares absolutely nothing about them. Hypocrites, extraordinaire!

  11. whatthe46 October 3rd, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    i’m curious as to how this wasn’t caught from the beginning? didn’t he sign the birth certificate? are they going to make him pay it back with interest? bastard/hypocrite/asswipe/etc., all the negative stuff.

  12. Tammy Minton Haley October 4th, 2014 at 2:37 am

    a few years back, we had the same thing happen to a city office holder here in Battle Creek…his excuse? he “didn’t know” his wife had applied for food stamps!

    i think the wife actually worked for the state in the human services department, now that i think about it…it was quite the small-town scandal, and i think they both lost jobs, and standing…

    oh, and, uh…yep…republican

  13. allison1050 October 5th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Boy, he really pissed his ex didn’t he? ;o)