Blogger’s screed about Walmart ‘welfare queens’ results in marriage offers

Christine Rousselle

Providence College student Christine Rousselle says she received at least five marriage proposals after writing about how she witnessed “massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse” while working as a Walmart cashier. She says that abuse included “extravagant purchases made with food stamps; including, but not limited to: steaks, lobsters, and giant birthday cakes.” Rousselle was also upset by:

People ignoring me on their iPhones while the state paid for their food. (For those of you keeping score at home, an iPhone is at least $200, and requires a data package of at least $25 a month. If a person can spend $25+ a month so they can watch YouTube 24/7, I don’t see why they can’t spend that money on food.)

Rousselle tells the Bangor Daily News that “I’ve actually gotten five marriage proposals from this. Or at least five. I haven’t checked the comments yet today.” She adds: “I’m floored by all of this. …I’m having the time of my life. I would love to do this full-time. My dream job is to be Ann Coulter.” (Coulter praised Rousselle’s column in a tweet.)

The college junior’s next move is to set her critics straight.

I’m planning another post – ‘Christine is not a monster’ – just to clear up some misconceptions. Oddly enough, there have been comments accusing me of being a racist. Well, Maine is 94 percent white, and the people I referenced in the column were white. People are going to read what they want to read. One person called me a pretty little privileged white girl. No. That’s not true. It’s very weird to be attacked on a personal level.

* My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform (College Conservative)
* Student Gets Marriage Offers After Welfare Column Goes Viral (Bangor Daily News)

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  1. 305club said:

    An Ann Coulter wanna be will probably make the same “unbiased” conclusion that Nancy Pelosi would. Someone commented on the Bangor posts that Walmart could just be an easy place for assistance fraud. I would like to see a real scientific study on welfare fraud, then again I’d like to see one on tax and stock fraud too.

  2. Paul said:

    And her proof is exactly….where? Ann Coulter wanna be? Done!