It's stories like this that get under my skin and make me mad over the whole food stamp-welfare system.
In Michigan, a man won the state lottery. He won $2 million. He also has been seen around town driving his new Audi convertible. But friends were confused when they saw him at the store still paying for his food with food stamps.
When confronted, the man said after taxes he was only left with around a million dollars. But he says he has no problem with using government money to buy his food. 59-year-old Leroy Fick told the media, "if you are going to try and make me feel bad about this you are not."
According to reports, 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.
News Source I'm not dumb I know some people really do need help and I wouldn't want anyone to go hungry. However when I see stories like this one I just want to scream, yell, and say what the fuck!! This is truly messed up and a prime example of what is wrong with government!!
Answer by emmyandlisa at 8:42 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by hopeandglory53 at 8:43 PM on May. 18, 2011
I just read that article today! What I understood was that he did report his winnings however he still qualifies. To me that's a problem with our system.
Answer by mommiedear at 8:51 PM on May. 18, 2011
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Answer by NotPanicking at 10:27 PM on May. 18, 2011
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