Another good lottery story, 1 million dollar winner still getting food stamps

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    It's an Obama world, baby. We just live in it.

    People love stories about someone winning the lottery and then giving the money away. They're less likely to feel fondly about Amanda Clayton, who won $1 million in the Michigan State Lottery but is still collecting food stamps. "I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn't, I thought maybe it was OK because I'm not working," Clayton, 24, told Local 4 news in Detroit.
    Back in December, a woman in Washington State fell under scrutiny when it was revealed she was receiving state economic benefits even though she lives in a $1 million waterfront home on Lake Washington.
    Clayton, who says she owns two homes and a new car, receives $200 a month in food assistance from the state-issued Michigan Bridge Card, which is meant to benefit lower-income residents in the nation's eigth most economically depressed state.
    Twenty-five percent of Michigan's residents receive some form of food assistance from the state. The state's unemployment rate is 9.3 percent, more than a full point above the national average, but has dropped from a 10.4 percent peak in August.
    And Clayton isn't embarrassed about living off the state even though she now finds herself in the nation's top tax bracket. "I mean I kinda do," Clayton told Local 4 when asked if she had a "right" to the government welfare.

    She certainly doesn't the fit the mold of other lottery winners we have told you about here at the Sideshow, including the number of repeat winners of the Georgia State Lottery, many of whom chose to donate their initial winnings to charity or family members in need.
    Clayton downplayed her wealth, saying she took the $1 million in a lump sump, which meant about half immediately went to taxes. "I feel that it's OK because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay," she said. "I have two houses."
    Her story has already caught attention locally, where state Republican Rep. Dale Zorn has sponsored a bill preventing individuals like Clayton from taking state financial assistance.
    "Public assistance should be given to those who are in need of public assistance, not those who have found riches," Zorn told Local 4. The bill, which has already passed the state House and has a sister bill in the Senate, would require the state to cross check the names of lottery winners over $1,000 to see if they are also receiving state financial benefits.

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  2. yippeekyaa

    yippeekyaa Moved forward. VIP

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    When will Howard address this?
     
  3. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Well-Known Member VIP

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    I should be able to call this broad a Nigg... Never mind
     
  4. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    The fall of our society.
     
  5. vaginapoosie

    vaginapoosie black magic woman VIP

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    it takes a year for that to show up in the computer system. she'll have to repay. but the shitty thing about people who hide their income/resources/lump sums and steal tax payer money is that it's basically an interest free loan. they only have to pay back like $10/month once caught... and usually never finish doing it either.
     
  6. Morrisb

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    Don't hate. :cool:
     
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    I tell you what... She SHOULD have to give her $200 a month back

    And the Bush administration should give back the $3 trillion (3,000,000,000,000) and 4486 American lives that we pissed away on a bullshit war in Iraq

    Get back to me when the check is in the mail ... thanks
     
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    Jeton won the lottery?
     
  9. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    i bet that if she has a child, it has kinky hair.
     
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    She probably fucks black guys.
     
  11. chapped

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    illini fan New Member VIP

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    Why did I originally think when I read the Topic that I thought she was a Black????
     
  13. Beth143nacho

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    Sure, buddy, right after Obama refunds the $15 trillion and millions of jobs. You sound like a kucinich/Paul loon. Take the blinders off, realize that both parties exist to screw us all over, and come join us in the middle, where sense and sensibility live. :)
     
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    Is the next generation that fucking stupid that they arent capable of realizing that's not ok for me to pay for your food if you're perfectly capable of paying for it yourself? This is why there's traction for issues like raising taxes and budget slashing. The people that pay into the system are tired of carrying people like this worthless skank and those that take take take feel its their god given right.
     
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    UNFUNNY, especially considering so does your mom.
     
  16. Dominic GPS

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    how the hell was Diana Taurasi getting food stamps anyway

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    Thanks....it woulda took me forever to figure out how to say that.
     
  18. Matwiow

    Matwiow Active Member

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    A-Fucking-Men! But conservative don't like to mention the war in Iraq because it was an unqualified disaster.
     
  19. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    you mean the same jobs that that were lost to China, India during the Bush administration? Throw in the $7.7 trillion bank bail out.. and for the record I fucking hate Obama
    but fucking cracks me up that people forget that he came into office after the USA was looted.... the mother fucker didn't do jack shit to fix shit but
    Bush is responsible for our country being bankrupt
     
  20. Uncle Larry

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