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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  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    No one who collects a government check or subsidy should be allowed to gamble it!

    • awfulorv

      There is gambling and then there are slot machines, lotteries, pull tabs, etc. 

  • RCND

    So on another thought…. would we ever see a ND news station do a story like this? I didn’t think so either

  • two_amber_lamps

    There’s a fix to this problem….  3 seconds and the issue is resolved….

    http://img.directindustry.com/images_di/photo-g/wood-chipper-383370.jpg

    • two_amber_lamps

      Define Irony….

      The fact that leftists would of course abhor my previous post when applied to murderers and those that are morally bankrupt.

      But they wouldn’t think twice about doing the moral equivalent to an unborn child… 

  • ND in MD

    Not to worry, little barri is working hard to remove the remaining stigma of being on government programs.

  • DopeyDem

    Another proud alumnus from the Detroit Public Edumacation System.
     

    • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

       Are there really alumnus from Detroit?

      • mickey_moussaoui

        prison GED program

  • mickey_moussaoui

    I will wager that this woman will piss through that money in one years time

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Sure doesn’t seem right to me.
    But now nutters believe means testing is a good idea? OK then.

    Hey, why not eliminate the multi billion dollar tax breaks to oil companies. After all, they only have posted multi billion dollar record profits.

    • toomuchguvmint

      If special depreciation allowances apply to businesses,  why should not these same depreciation rules apply to oil companies?  Sounds to me you are interested in seeing the poor have to pay more for gas prices by increasing the costs for oil companies that are passed on to the consumers.  Or perhaps you think congress should pass laws requiring oil companies to  means test gas prices.

    • Guest

       If the oil companies lose their tax deductions, and they have to pay more, who do you think the oil companies will hit to make up the loss?

    • Wayne

      We can always count on you, Boob, to spew the liberal BS.  Check this out…

      http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/07/report-actually-the-tax-code-doesnt-favor-oil-over-renewables/

      “As the chart shows, renewable energy is far more heavily subsidized by tax carveouts than any other energy sector, including fossil fuels.

      The chart does not, however, take into account the level of those subsidies in proportion to the amount of energy that each sector creates. By that measure, renewables’ federal subsidies are even more lopsided.

      As Heritage’s David Kreutzer has pointed out, wind energy companies, for instance, get about 1000 times the subsidies that oil companies do, per kilowatt-hour of energy produced.”

  • fedupny

    She has now been kicked off……apparently there is legislation already in the works because of a previous lottery winner in 2010…

    “Legislation in Lansing would require lottery and other gambling winnings
    to factor into eligibility for government food assistance programs. The
    legislation comes after a Bay County man last spring said he continued
    using food stamps despite winning a $2 million lottery prize in 2010.”

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/million-dollar-lottery-winner-michigan-loses-her-food-stamps

  • Onslaught1066

    Update: Hannitized’s mom is a bitch.

     http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-08/michigan-lottery-food-stamps/53411634/1

    You know, Karma.

  • Demosthenes

    Stupid is as stupid does….what an idiot. I also feel I should mention that the goverment is some how entitled to$ 200K in taxes? Anyone else have an issue with that?

  • Sama

    Don’t they have to list “assets” when they apply for food stamps?

  • Bat One

    this woman apparently feels no shame…

    Shame comes from the recognition of wrong.  It is a consequence of bad decisions.  Liberals don’t do consequences, ergo they have no shame.

    • awfulorv

      I know it’s like beating a dead horse but ,again, we are presented with an ugly Democrat. This gal should spend, at least, a portion of that money on reconstructive facial surgery.   Make’s me think Sandra Fluck was an actress, as she was fairly attractive.

  • $8194357

    She did work long and hard to qualify for them tho…

  • Davoarid

    “Yet, still, Democrats insist we must have a contraceptive entitlement.”

    Republicans want Annual-Physicals-entitlement.

  • WOOF

    They cut her off.
    “Under DHS policy, a recipient of food
    assistance benefits must notify the state within 10 days of any asset or
    income change. 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.”

    • Onslaught1066

       They could just fine her $500,000 and just like that she could be back on food stamps where she obviously feels more comfortable.

    • mikemc1970

       

      DHS relies on clients being forthcoming about their
      actual financial status.

      Would this be a type of moochers honor system? Yeah that will work great, mooches are just so honest.

      • awfulorv

        Would this “Forthcoming” business also apply to a certain, globe trotting, exotic vacationing, golfing, and politicking,  POTUS, and FLOTUS, types? 

  • J Blaq

    Im just glad she was white..

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