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Another example of why this country is bankrupt
05-19-2011, 01:54 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

A Michigan man who won $2 million in a state lottery game continues to collect food stamps 11 months after striking it rich.

And there's nothing the state can do about it, at least for now.

Leroy Fick, 59, of Auburn won $2 million in the state lottery TV show "Make Me Rich!" last June. But the state's Department of Human Services determined he was still eligible for food stamps, Fick's attorney, John Wilson of Midland, said Tuesday.

Eligibility for food stamps is based on gross income and follows federal guidelines; lottery winnings are considered liquid assets and don't count as income. As long as Fick's gross income stays below the eligibility requirement for food stamps, he can receive them, even if he has a million dollars in the bank.

Food stamps are paid for through tax dollars and are meant to help support low-income families.

"If you're going to try to make me feel bad, you're not going to do it," Fick told WNEM-TV in Saginaw on Monday.


There's more to read if you can stomach it.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-19-2011, 07:32 AM #2
Ghostie Member
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saw this on a news channel the other day, he said the reason is because he had to pay 1 mill in taxes13.gif
05-19-2011, 11:59 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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coffeetime.gif My heart bleeds for him.

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05-19-2011, 05:40 PM #4
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,851 Threads:655 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah, he had to pay a million in taxes and that only left the poor bastard with a million in the bank. How does he survive?


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-19-2011, 05:41 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,851 Threads:655 Joined:Feb 2011
Oh yeah, he survives with government assistance.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-19-2011, 05:47 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,777 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
In a way I can see the logic. If everybody in the US quit paying taxes and went on food stamps the gov would collapse in days. I can't see another way to bring this admin to listen to the people. 99% were against the bailouts, $14 trillion went to the banks anyways. That's FAR!!! more than is spent on the food stamp program. The US can afford to bomb unoffending nations but poverty and joblessness grows apace. Yeah, I can see his point.
05-23-2011, 08:53 AM #7
Ghostie Member
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(05-19-2011, 05:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  In a way I can see the logic. If everybody in the US quit paying taxes and went on food stamps the gov would collapse in days. I can't see another way to bring this admin to listen to the people. 99% were against the bailouts, $14 trillion went to the banks anyways. That's FAR!!! more than is spent on the food stamp program. The US can afford to bomb unoffending nations but poverty and joblessness grows apace. Yeah, I can see his point.
with a do like that I'd be bitching too chuckle.gifchuckle.gif13.gif37.gif
05-23-2011, 03:31 PM #8
yankees skier
Posts:5,894 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
Very sad indeed. This sense of entitlement is sinking the country.

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