I don't know which outrages me more- the fact some dipshit wins $2 million in a state lottery and continues to collect food stamps, or the fact there wasn't a rule to prevent this kind of nonsense in the first place.
Leroy Fick, a man in Auburn, Michigan, won $2 million on the lottery's "Make Me Rich" TV show last July, has continued drawing food assistance ever since, as Department of Human Services officials informed him he would still get the help. Why? Because he took the lump sum option, so he still met the income threshold. I'll sit back for a moment while you facepalm, or throw something, which I was sorely tempted to do after reading about this.
State legislators say they are planning to urge the federal government to change the rules that make this possible. Good luck with that. Any change to any rule will trigger the call for welfare reform, and if you thought nothing was getting done before...wait until this debate fires up...
5/21/2011 11:00:51 am
Answer is simple! He is wealthy now and the laws favor the rich!
5/21/2011 02:24:26 pm
wow, i saw red after reading that. Thats great..... and now i know why people like me cant get help whatsoever...... two incomes doesnt mean we are rich. we live pay check to pay check and they say i make to much working at walmart but they dont count for i pay for the medical, dental, and get taxed out the ass! UGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! >.<
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