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Lottery Winner Still Collecting Food Stamps

Hits: 9932 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 7:53:20 AM
If I'm correct, I believe that she is required to inform the Department of Social Services (or whatever the Mich. equivalent is called) about a change of circumstance, and if they find that she has not informed them (like a news program highlighting her story) she can be fined or possibly prosecuted.

I'm not sure about Michigan but that is the case in Virginia.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:46:03 AM
I personally have been out of work disabled for over 7 years now. I have refused to even look into welfare because I don't need it as much some people. I did look into disability after 5 years of no income, however, my wife makes to much according to them. Which isn't true, she makes enough to support us, but barely. If it came down to it and I had to work, I'd go back to washing dishes or something that's easy on my body.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 5:30:09 AM
Alright. So in your misery filled world the guy who's in a car accident at 21 and suffers severe brain damage should just be left alone to fend for himself because he hasn't paid into a system that many people never need.. Including me.. Yeah that might make sense to the retarded.

PS: You're a teabagger sucking on the government nipple. In other words a hypocrite.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 5:19:28 AM
madest: I'm for entitlements for those that have actually worked for a living and paid into the system. Not the people who have been on welfare for generations and never plan on doing anything but sitting on their ass and having kids.

Also, please drop the teabag insult, that's very childish of you.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 3:45:24 AM
CJ, You're for entitlements? Not very teabaggish of you.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Friday, March 09, 2012 2:07:12 AM
PoopNoodle: Many people, including those with degrees and job experience, can't find work right now. There are also those that are disabled and can't work. I'm talking about people who've made an honest living, paid into the system and now need assistance to get by. There is no disgrace in that.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 398 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 11:44:12 PM
How in the world could you go into a store and pay with foodstamps and not come out humiliated?!?! As a man who busts his ass everyday to support his family, I would take it as an afront to my manhood to accept a handout like welfare. I'de rather work the drive-thru than be on welfare. At least it's an honest living. If your able bodied to work, get off your ass and get a job! As for this scumbag, I hope she has to pay back every cent with interest.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5448 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:31:02 PM
Thetas-"How many people can honestly say if they didn't get cut off from free money, they wouldn't use it."

Many of us do not believe in the concept of 'free money', because we realize that NOTHING is 'free'. Money spent has to be earned by someone. If it's given to someone who didn't earn it, it first had to be confiscated from someone that did.

Many of us prefer to spend only that money which we earn. Many of us can find a wallet full of money and will go out of our way to locate the owner, and return it with the money in it. Many of us will drive 5 miles back to a hardware store because we accidentally walked out with an 8¢ washer in our pocket.

And no, Obama does not have a 'stash'.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 595 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:44:59 AM
i make $100k/year but my wife and kids could still get the food checks for milk, cheese, eggs, pb&j, cereal, and juice.
My kids can get free healthcare too.
I think its because my wife was on it before we were married and even tho we updated them on our marriage and my increase in income, they said we could stay on if we wanted to.

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5677 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:25:40 AM
Half a million isn't that much. The house seems quite modest but even so that plus a car will probably leave her with $300 - 350K. Invest that and you would be lucky to make $10 - 12K a year. Unless anyone knows of a safe investment that nets more than around 3% or 4%.

What is the income level at which one qualifies for food stamps?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:10:17 AM
How many people can honestly say if they didn't get cut off from free money, they wouldn't use it.

Although the part that rubbed me the wrong way was, "I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses."

Hurrr duuurrrr

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3216 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 9:12:31 AM
you would do the samething if you where in here place
and $500K wont last for ever

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 8:10:06 AM
I'm appalled that a comparatively modest one million dollar win is whittled down to half that in the US. Win that in Canada's 6/49, for example, you get a million bucks. Period.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5448 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:32:51 AM
Update to story: the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) said Wednesday that the woman was no longer receiving benefits. A bill requiring the Michigan Lottery to notify DHS of lottery winners has passed the state House and lawmakers are pushing for the Senate to approve it as well

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5448 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:23:31 AM
ponchmd-"She put into the system a thousand more than she took out."

So only people who pay into the system should be able to take out? Hey, sounds like a plan.

What is your plan for the millions who NEVER paid into the system? The welfare generations? The illegals? Those truely unable, through no fault of their own, to lead a productive life?

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5448 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:20:09 AM
chaosord-"less than a frakkin' cent per taxpayer."

Let's see, multiply this bimbo by all people receiving some type of welfare, and you've soon reached a total cost of $495,000,000,000. Divide that by people paying income taxes (81,890,189 at last count) and you come to an average cost of $6,044.68 per taxpayer. (of course, that is oversimplified, and not all people on welfare are scamming the system, but you have to admit that the elimination of any fraud can do nothing but help.)

chaosord-"How greedy are people?"

Wanting to keep more of what you EARN does not meet the definition of 'Greed'.

Wanting to live off of the efforts of others DOES meet the definition of 'Greed'.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5448 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:18:54 AM
zombunny-"why there are idiots who think we should do away with welfare."

Actually, I haven't heard anyone state we should do away with welfare. But it's rather obvious that there is massive fraud and it should be overhauled so that it goes to the people who have the NEED, not the WANT.

Simple solutions: No more EBT at the corner store. No more EBT's at ATM's. Years ago most major chains had an aisle or two of generic products. Set up the same, except for EBT products, just the basics. If it's not on those aisles, EBT will not pay for it.

CrakrJak-"Telling them they can't drink, smoke, have sex ?"

If you're accepting government money, the governement has every right to tell you how to use it. Don't like it? Don't accept it.

I have no problem with drug tests for welfare recipients. If you are found to be wasting money on drugs, smokes, vacations and yes, Lottery tickets, then you have no need to be on welfare.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 9 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:48:36 AM
Why is everybody mad at her? She just paid $250,000 in taxes on $750,000 of winnings. That is the outrage. She put into the system a thousand more than she took out.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:35:46 AM

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 621 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:00:22 AM
they took the public assistance away from her now, after all she is white anyway

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 187 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:41:03 AM
Samsquanch: cash is king, man. Why would anyone want to be in debt if they didn't have to? Also, a new roof for an average sized house is only like $6k. Where on earth do YOU live where one costs $20k?

She took home ~$500k. A new house in Michigan will go for well under $100k. A new car for $20k. Leaves you nearly $400k left. Invested properly, she wont have enough to retire, certainly, but she could live awfully comfortably if she was wise a and spent it right (which she probably wont, but that's another story).

Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:38:04 AM
Haters gonna hate.

This concept of food stamps is foreign to me. I don't think we have that anywhere in Canada.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:29:09 AM
Samsquanch: actually paying the house in cash isn't a bad idea per-se, eventually housing prices will rise again and it will be a good investment.

But she needs to invest her money well and try to live off the interest and or dividends. She shouldn't let the money go to her head and live beneath her means. A million dollars isn't all that much any more, and she only got half of that amount.

I figure she could gain $25,000-$30,000 a year for the rest of her life, if she invests wisely and doesn't blow it.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 90 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:13:30 AM

Are you guys separated? Assuming it's not because of some bad thing like she died, you should go for childsupport. My stepdadd raise his two daughters himself, working from 6am to 5pm every day to make ends meet. It took forever to get childsupport, the system is just that bias against men.

(Long story short, they could not live with the mother, she was a drug addled woman who had basicly turned to prostitution after the break up. While I'm not against sex work as such, she was exposing the 3 and 4 y/o children to it and some of her... Clients? Were the kind to harm the girls. Sad thing is she has had some 6 odd kids since who have been exposed to that.)


Yeah, but over those 15 years you are going to pay way more than that in interest. Then you are going to loan an extra 20K and pay MORE interest on that?

it is much more cost effective to buy outright. You can go get a loan if/when you need to do those repairs. Cos

Male, 30-39, Canada
 794 Posts
Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:16:40 AM
She wound up with around $450k. That's hardly enough to retire off of...especially if you're going out and buying a new house and new car.

Note: Bad idea to pay for a house in cash...especially if you've only won less than a million. Best thing to do is get a mortgage, and have a cash sum deposited into an account to have the payments withdrawn from. This way, the bank has a vested interest in the house. In 15 years, when you need a new roof, if the bank holds the mortgage, they'll be more likely to led you the $20k to re-roof your house.

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