Entitlement Society: Lottery Winner Says She’ll Keep Taking Food Stamps

Everybody is outraged by the fact that she has a lot of money now – $700,000 after taxes, apparently – but will stay on the government dole. What struck me was the fact that she was spending money on lottery tickets while on food stamps.

If you have money to gamble, why does the government have to feed you?

Really, this is just a “sign of the times” for where our society is at right now. We have an entire political party on the left that, as part of their 2012 campaign platform, is claiming that Republicans are fighting a “war on women” because they expect women to pay for their own contraception.

Contraceptives are extremely affordable, costing just dollars per month for the pill, and condoms are cheap too if not handed out for free by government agencies and private organizations across the country. Yet, still, Democrats insist we must have a contraceptive entitlement.

And if you disagree, you hate women.

What bothers me most about this clip is that this woman apparently feels no shame in being on the government dole even after getting a cash windfall.

Everybody wants to live at the expense of everybody else, I guess.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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