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Old 05-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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2M Michigan lottery winner still receiving 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.



$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps - Yahoo! News
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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I've seen this posted all over facebook today and thought it was interesting.

Something about this story seems a little off to me, but we shall see.

I've known people who've won large amounts of money and it was treated like income and not assets...
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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I blame The Food Stamp President.
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but how? Leroy is white. it's not like Obama would give him reparations food stamps on purpose. there must have been a clerical error somewhere.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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All I can say is, Fick(en) is the German word for Fuck.

Well, that's the thing with bureaucratic laws. Sometimes they favour you, but most often they seem to screw you.
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If that is some sort of loophole then they really need to fix that. And he should be ashamed of himself, and pay it all back. Or donate that amount to a food pantry.
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This is not the only case of food stamp "fraud" in Michigan. There's been lots of news lately about college students abusing the Bridge Cards so they are cracking down on that. It was way too easy to get a card.
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2nd coming of the *welfare queens*
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After 3 years of "free health care is a right," I say who can argue with anyone that feels the same right to free food as well.

It would be mean-spirited, heartless, wealthy-serving, selfish and hateful to say otherwise.
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There's a difference between food assistance and getting two hundred dollars a month for one person. I have no problems with programs being available to those who need it and I support programs like WIC, kids getting two meals a day at school, etc even though I have never and will never need those services. Yes, I do believe we have a right to be healthy and not starve if we want to call ourselves a developed nation.
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After 3 years of "free health care is a right," I say who can argue with anyone that feels the same right to free food as well.

It would be mean-spirited, heartless, wealthy-serving, selfish and hateful to say otherwise.
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After 3 years of "free health care is a right," I say who can argue with anyone that feels the same right to free food as well.

It would be mean-spirited, heartless, wealthy-serving, selfish and hateful to say otherwise.
There are some first-tier countries who think universal access to healthcare is a basic human right akin to free speech or freedom of religion (protected by the government), there are some countries who think it is a privilege for those who work hard enough for it. I don't think either approach is perfect nor a complete solution.

You frame the argument simplistically as freeloaders vs. hard workin', patriotic small business owners. Without healthcare reform, a hard workin' small business owner can still be denied coverage he paid into because he had the gall to acquire cancer (probably from gay sex).
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Millionaire lottery winners are probably a significant drain on the welfare system and I can see why I should get upset about this.
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After 3 years of "free health care is a right," I say who can argue with anyone that feels the same right to free food as well.

It would be mean-spirited, heartless, wealthy-serving, selfish and hateful to say otherwise.
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There are some ALL first-tier countries who think universal access to healthcare is a basic human right akin to free speech or freedom of religion

fixed that for ya.
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