One of my part time Grippers (Lisa M.), who by the way is quickly moving up to a full time status went banana's when she heard this one and immediately sent it over to the R2G. This was also thrown my way by avid Gripper Karen H., who also went into a tirade of atomic proportions. When you read this you will explode in a rage like no other. This was reported by CNN yesterday. They must be getting news hints from the R2G!
A Michigan woman who won the lottery but continued to receive food assistance from the state government has had her benefits pulled, officials said. Amanda Clayton hit it big playing the Michigan Lottery. Like many winners, she used her $1 million prize to buy a new house. But the Lincoln Park, Michigan, resident continued to receive money in another form -- $200 a month in state food assistance, according to CNN Detroit affiliate WDIV. In October, Clayton walked away with $1 million in the "Make Me Rich!" lottery game show. She also bought a car, WDIV reported. After taking a lump sum and paying taxes, the unemployed woman said she ended up with just more than $500,000. Asked if she had the right to the public assistance money, Clayton answered, "I kind of do. I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses." Clayton told WDIV she had wanted to continue using a food-assistance card until it is cut off. "It's hard. I am struggling."
WHAT! WHAT! ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! This woman takes home $500,000 in lottery winnings and continues to suck on the teat of the welfare system! This is an outrage! This sums up the sad state of affairs for some of the people in this country. Instead of using her winnings wisely, she goes out and buys another house and continues to remain on the free handout. She believes that she is entitled to this since she does not have a job. If she socked this money away she could have lived off it for 8 to 10 years.
Here is another kicker to this story. This is not the first case of this type in Michigan. Last year, Leroy Fick of Bay County, Mich., told a television reporter that he still used food stamps despite winning $2 million from the state lottery. Mr. Fick was acting within any laws and regulations, his lawyer reportedly argued. The state of Michigan does not have a system in place that tracks lottery winners who are collecting welfare. The department "relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status. If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits," Director Maura Corrigan said in a statement. In other words these people are on the honor system. You know where this is going. These slugs who have latched onto the teat of the system in many cases have no honor. They are very comfortable with the warm nipple that they have been milking for month after month. They say, "Why the hell should I go out and get a job when I can get paid for sitting at home on my worthless ass". Instead they go ape with the dough and buy houses, cars, boats and other items that they "just have to have". I say check these people into the crow bar hotel with the other criminals. To me this is the same as walking into the grocery store with $200 in your pocket and shoplifting your weekly grocery order. This crap has to stop and NOW! How on earth can these people sleep at night?
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