Mar 8, 2012

Daily Rage

Million-dollar lotto winner still taking state aid.

Wins a million bucks in the lotto.

Lump sum is $500k.

Buys a house (on top of the one she already owns) and a new car.

Continues to receive food stamps, and says, "It's hard. I am struggling."

Asked if she had the right to the public assistance money, Clayton answered, "I kind of do. I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses."

My wife and I both work. We pay our mortgage, car payments, utility bills, and have a few luxuries (DSL, NetFlix, cell phones, enough to enjoy our hobbies within reason). We're not poor, but certainly aren't Scrooge-McDuck-wealthy. We're middle-class America.

A lump-sum of $500,000 would allow us to pay off our mortgage, cars, and student loans and still have more than half of it left. Relatively careful investment of that balance would allow one of us to stop working.

Instead of engaging her brain, this selfish twit blows five hundred grand on ... nothing. And continues to draw public tax dollars because she has no income.

At least the state is trying to do something about it. There shouldn't HAVE to be a law, but...

Update: CNN is now reporting that she has had benefits cut off. Woot!


agirlandhergun said...

This woman is a moron and I hope they nail her, but I also hope they don't make a law.

ZerCool said...

AGirl - the money quote which I neglected to include is actually this one:
"'DHS relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status. If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits,' the agency told the affiliate."

In other words: please tell us the truth, but we're not going to look too hard to see if you're not.

Time to go back to government cheese. No more stamps, EBT, cash allowance, etc.

Ruth said...

heh, NY state, to get such benefits, on the application asks if you are a felon, but doesn't actually CHECK to confirm the answer.....

agirlandhergun said...

Gotcha. I am actually fond of tight oversight on those that benifit from the money of others that actual work, but I am not fond of 10,000 more restrictions that make it harder for those that need the help to get it. Same ol same ol, instead of punishing the wrongdoer, let's punish everyone just so we feel better about ourselves and we can say, "see we are trying". Yeah, not so much.

Old NFO said...

She'll be broke, lose both houses and be back on welfare in a year... sigh

mhaithaca said...

*sigh* I much prefer the stories of lottery winners who pay off mortgages and student loans, buy their parents a house, and stay at work because it's what they like to do.