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More of our GOV benefits Amanda Clayton millionaire on food assistance



March 07, 2012 – Comments (2)


While most people have played the “if I had a million dollars I would ____ ” thought game, few fill that blank in with “stay on public assistance.”

Amanda Clayton, a 24-year-old from Lincoln Park, Michigan, is one of the few who does, and she is getting away with it. Clayton won $1 million from the Michigan State Lottery this fall, but she is still collecting and using $200 a month in food assistance from the taxpayers with her Michigan Bridge Card.

“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working,” the lottery winner who just purchased a new house and car told Local 4 in Detroit. The station even filmed her shamelessly purchasing goods.

When Local 4 asked if she felt she had a right to the money, Clayton responded, “I mean I kinda do.”

Clayton justified the sentiment by explaining that after taking her winnings in a lump sum and having to pay taxes, the total amount was just over half of the initial winnings.

“I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay,” she said. “I have two houses.”

Wow for whats probably the first time in her life, she actually had to pay or should i say taxes were withheld from her winnings ?

Interesting how someone who needs/needed  assistance ? can afford to pay for lottery tickets.


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#1) On March 07, 2012 at 2:20 PM, L0RDZ (90.30) wrote:

Some have asked or may ask so what's your point or what are you trying to say LORDZ ???

As bad as what she has done, pales in comparison to how our own government fails to see that they are  recklessly taxing and spending our resources for things we don't need to pay for things we don't want and to keep people living in a life style all bought and paid for on the public's and our government's borrowings.

Its sickening all the taxes we pay, just look at your cable or phone or hotel bill etc etc  you'll see all these separate additional taxes.

For what ? Amanda  how about getting a job !!

Less government...  less corruption...

Less hey lets give everyone a fish.

Stop feeding the billionaires and millionaires with money stolen from unborn.

Pay your own way.


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#2) On March 07, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Acesnyper (< 20) wrote:

When you give a man a fish he eats for a day, when you teach them to fish they eat for a life.

 The goverment is slowly outlawing teaching and soon they are going to get the fishermen.

 It's insane what kind of mindset is allowed in any nation.

 I also ask for someone who's not working and on benifits why do they have money to gamble away? 

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