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    $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News

    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.
    He should be ashamed.

    It is also another good example of our governments failure to do things right.

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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    It is also another good example of our governments failure to do things right.
    Meh, in order to "do things right" they'd probably have to look at everyone's assets in addition to their income. Since there aren't that many lottery winners out there, I doubt it's worth the hassle to weed out a few people like this guy.
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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Meh, in order to "do things right" they'd probably have to look at everyone's assets in addition to their income. Since there aren't that many lottery winners out there, I doubt it's worth the hassle to weed out a few people like this guy.
    True but I believe assests should be considered. If you have multi millions in assests you should not be eligable for food stamps imo. How hard would it be for them to have a simple question on the application "what are your total assests worth?".

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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News



    He should be ashamed.

    It is also another good example of our governments failure to do things right.
    The folks that should be really ashamed are the ones that left this little loop hole open.

    I am not gonna really get behind bashing this man for doing what big biz and rich folks do all the time. Is it right? Nope but neither are the rich folks with all their little loop holes that amount to a hell of a lot more than a bit of food stamps a year. Sorry but cannot really be mad.

    I guess because he hit the lotto he just do what those rich folks tend to do: milk it for anything and everything you can. This was a poor man that is now rich and not gonna hate on him just cause he found some loop hole. That hole should not be there to start with.
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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Damn, this guy is getting the same kind of breaks the banksters who ran their banks into the ground got. I guess that makes this scumbag an honorary bankster now.
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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News



    He should be ashamed.

    It is also another good example of our governments failure to do things right.
    While this is an exceptional example, I hope it goes to prove that the number of people on foodstamps, does not equal the number of people who need them.

    The EBT/Foodstamp program is incredibly easy to defraud.
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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    This is despicable, and needs to end like the fool in the news who is getting SSI because he likes to play Baby.

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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News



    He should be ashamed.

    It is also another good example of our governments failure to do things right.
    And another good example of why the best government is local government.

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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

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    And another good example of why the best government is local government.
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    Re: $2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And another good example of why the best government is local government.
    Yeah, because local governments never perpetuate fraud and abuses of spending.

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