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Old 03-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Wins the Lottery but Still on Food Stamps!

Good Grief...

I can only be nice to one person today! Today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I saw that on the news yesterday. Heard on the radio this morning that she was cut off.

That's the kind of stuff that aggrevates me. If they could cut out the corruption of people working the system (greedy politicians, people getting benefits they shouldn't, etc. etc.) there would be no debt crisis and no need to keep adding on taxes. <sigh>

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I predict this thread will end badly piggishly.
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These programs are designed with the best of intentions and many people use them responsibly... but sadly there is no doubt that they breed a disease-like attitude of "I deserve it... because"

makes me sick to think of the number of people out there collecting food stamps and unemployment because they can... and not because they need to. It's one thing to be helped at a time of need, another entirely to mold your life around benefits (the whole... "if I got a job, I'd be getting less than unemployment" attitude needs to stop, but unfortunately the current legislation makes it nearly impossible to differentiate those who need and those who just choose or want these benefits.

Her comment of “because I’m not working... it’s hard. I’m struggling.” to justify using the card is a perfect example of this.
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I'd be willing to bet this woman will be broke within 2 years and back in these programs... based on her comments it appears dependance has been programmed into her brain... having her own money is probably uncomfortable for her and she'll find a quickest way possible to lose it all so she can go back to what she knows.
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Small potatoes. The entities really working the system are far larger and guzzle far more from the public trough than this small time con could even imagine.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Well, the poor woman does have two houses to pay for.

"I feel that it's OK because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay," Clayton told the station. "I have two houses . . . I'm struggling."
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Well, the poor woman does have two houses to pay for.

all you need is a few hundred bucks... ok maybe just a few thousand

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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My community may not be typical, but I doubt that most recipients are sharp enough to "work the system". Many come upon these benefits through referrals to the county mental health department, where a social worker enrolls them in these programs. These government employees justify their jobs, by keeping as many as possible on these subsidies.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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The state should deduct her dole payments from the past from her winnings. She should not be allowed to get any state aid, the fact she would try shows how little character she has.

Not too long ago this came up somewhere else. I forget which state but the guy was allowed to continue to collect welfare despite winning a lottery of considerable size (at least 1 million). I can't recall why but there was a loophole and he refused to stop taking the welfare check. Another slob with no class, no dignity.

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