…and continuing to mooch off the system.
Why doesn’t it surprise me that people are allowed to take advantage of the welfare system in the U.S.? After all, the government gives money to those who need it (note: NEED, meaning they specifically show their fiscal status, etc.). However, need has gone a step further, as we have seen from a Michigan woman, who won the lottery, and did not take the responsibility to report her winnings to the state. With her lottery prize, she bought a new car, new house, and still remained on welfare benefits, receiving $200 a month for food. Below is the video that has caused an uproar around the country:
This makes me sick. Again, your tax dollars (especially if you live in Michigan) are being wasted by oversight. As soon as the woman won the lottery, the state agency responsible for her welfare benefits should have ended them. Clearly, if she had enough money to buy the car and a house, she could clearly provide food for herself and her family.
Thankfully, the woman has lost her benefits (not to mention that there could be legal action taken against her), and the Michigan legislature is considering a bill that would require the state lottery agency to report to the Department of Human Services if a recipient of welfare funds wins the jackpot.