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Alstry is this person one of your gazillion in need of gov aid ??

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May 19, 2011 – Comments (13)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_localdtw/20110518/ts_yblog_localdtw/2m-michigan-lottery-winner-defends-use-of-food-stamps

 

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.

Leroy Fick, 59, of Auburn won $2 million in the state lottery TV show "Make Me Rich!" last June. But the state's Department of Human Services determined he was still eligible for food stamps, Fick's attorney, John Wilson of Midland, said Tuesday.

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.

Food stamps are paid for through tax dollars and are meant to help support low-income families.

"If you're going to try to make me feel bad, you're not going to do it," Fick told WNEM-TV in Saginaw on Monday.

Wilson said Fick told the DHS officials he'd won $2 million but was told he could keep using the Bridge Card issued to him to buy groceries.

Fick could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

 

Big government  at work........ 

 

Funny how a food stamp recipient has his own lawyer....  if not  to shame such a person....  wtf...

 REALLY......    what idiot in GOV....   allows this  to continue ?

We the people,  all the ones who vote for the wrong things.

 

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#1) On May 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

All it would take is one phone call to disable this rich mans bridge card...

But no,  lets just raise taxes,  some men lack character and would rather be feed and housed than be the real men they should be.

REALLY SAD....

LORDZ

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#2) On May 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

I don't want to come across as mean  or  ill spirited but  this abuse happens  millions of times over,  people learning  that its easier for someone else to do their work for them.

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/alstry-is-this-person-one-of/594003

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#3) On May 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

"For Leroy Fick to continue to use a Bridge Card, paid for by the taxpayers, after winning the lottery, is obscene," said Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. "What a waste of taxpayer money."

Jones contacted DHS officials Monday about Fick's case, and was told the department's hands were tied by federal regulations.

"There is no liquid asset requirement for getting food stamps," Jones said. "The department is asking the federal government for an immediate change (in policy). They're hoping this case will help the federal government act."

Until then, Fick can collect food stamps and keep his lottery winnings in the bank.

"I am not going to sit and debate the ethics of this," Wilson said. "But from his standpoint, he did what he was supposed to do -- he informed the state, and the state said he could keep using the card. The problem is with the state."

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#4) On May 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

Sorry its beyond my pay grade...  typical response from the government,   pnce policy is created  and programs funded,  the death of them  even towards millionaires collecting food stamps  seems beyond  comprehension..

But hey lets  go bash  big oil companies, maybe that will solve all our problems...

 

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#5) On May 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM, catoismymotor (38.39) wrote:

How do you keep your identities straight when you are writing? I like to think you wear kashmir gloves while toiling away, have many pair of them. Each pair is made unique because you have adorned each them with the names of your different identities with rhinestones.

Another idea I had is similar to the gloves, but envolves trucker hats. Again, you have many, the names written backwards across their fronts so you can read them in the mirror you keep next to the screen.

Was #3 meant to be written under Altsry? It reads like it should have been. Feel free to use my glove or hat idea. I promise not to tell.

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#6) On May 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM, mtf00l (45.04) wrote:

First, did he take the annuity or one time payment?

If he took the annuity, I hope it will count as income on next years return.  If he took the cash option, that money most likely will be gone in no time stimulating the economy and adding to the tax revenue in the process.

Is it cheaper to let him continue to use his food stamp card or to have him re-file after he blows the two million?

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#7) On May 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

MTF  you miss my point ???   food assistance shouldn't be  to feed some  man who should  be a man and earn his own food.

That pisses me off,  and you would think once he became a millionaire that he could  afford to pay taxes and buy his own food or repay the program, instead  he  hires an attorney ???  to continue to suck  on tax payer programs  ~  designed to feed those who cannot feed themselves not some worthless  drunk old fool.

 

 

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#8) On May 19, 2011 at 3:24 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

Cato I will once again tell  you the  truth in that I have only  my identity.

Go make false accusations, you only look like the bigger fool.

 

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#9) On May 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM, alstry (35.13) wrote:

Cato I will once again tell  you the  truth in that I only  my identity.

Go make false accusations, you only look like the bigger fool.

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#10) On May 19, 2011 at 3:56 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

Funny how those are the same words, but somehow they sound different and the spacing is different. 

Alstry, you really shouldn't be playing like that...  you'll blow his mind with super conspiracy theories :)

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#11) On May 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

Dumber  would fail to see the one word missing  :)

But the LORD  of  lords sees all ;)

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#12) On May 19, 2011 at 4:05 PM, catoismymotor (38.39) wrote:

A/L, you're funny. :)

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#13) On May 19, 2011 at 5:36 PM, L0RDZ (83.10) wrote:

Cato still doesn't know squat....  but he shines so bright in not a good way :) 

Cato do you even see the difference in the 2 statements ?

I know your buddy dumber doesn't but I would hope someone as dim would ?

:-P

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