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Ayn Rand Benefited from Governnment Assistance

Ayn Rand took government assistance while decrying others who did the same

Mark Frauenfelder at 10:30 AM Friday, Jan 28, 2011

Noted speed freak, serial-killer fangirl, and Tea Party hero Ayn Rand was also a kleptoparasite, sneakily gobbling up taxpayer funds under an assumed name to pay for her medical treatments after she got lung cancer.

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In an interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand's behalf she secured Rand's Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).

As Pryor said, "Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out" without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn "despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently... She didn't feel that an individual should take help."

But alas she did and said it was wrong for everyone else to do so.

Source: http://boingboing.net/2011/01/28/ayn-rand-took-govern.html
There are other sources but they all quote from this one. If someone can find a better article I will add it to the post, thank you.
OP note: Commentary isn't mine about describing Ayn Rand. Changed the title a little. I don't have access to the records, but I saw this making the rounds and I thought it was worthwhile to post here. Also I searched her in the tags and didn't see this posted, if it's a repost I'll gladly delete.
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