Dethrone the welfare queen

DEAR ABBY: I’m unsure of what to do about a friend who I thought was an honest, law-abiding citizen. She bragged to me that she’s committing welfare fraud by not revealing additional income.

Abby, she gets free medicine, Section 8 housing and utility-bill help, among other things, courtesy of the government. In the meantime, she has bought a new car (paying cash), plastic surgery, etc. I never thought she would do something like this.

Should I report her to the authorities or mind my own business? I’m not perfect, but I don’t steal or defraud others, and it makes me angry that people who really need these services are denied them while she’s on a continuous spending spree. What should I do? — Ticked Off in Topeka, Kan.

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