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Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

What people don't understand is if you get any type of government assitance it is based on your income just because you win the lottery does not mean this is income to the agency this is considered a gift. Their is a process that even the government has to abide by which they cannot cut off her assitance immediately it takes about 90 days. I don't feel like she is doing anything wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if her baby daddy called in on her because he wants money but she is struggling with 2 kids. People let's be real once you purchase a house and a car that is most of your money right their.

There are alot of mean, spirited jealous people in the world if you notify the agency and they do not cut it off you are not wrong. i remember reading a story recently where a guy in england who won over $30 million dollars in the lottery and he was collecting his retirement and everyone in his community thought he was wrong. People think just because you win the lottery you forget about your life before the win no this guy worked for 30yrs and was entitled to his money. There are so many jealous and envious people in this world her family member was jealous because they didn't get any of the money so they turn to the news and expose her. That lottery win was amanda clayton's blessing from god.  No cousin, no aunt, or no uncle would make me give them if she is struggling with two kids to make ends meet where were the relatives before the win.


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    Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

    Louise, about 46 million people are part of Obama's Food Stamp Nation and about 57% of them are white. 

    So what's all this nonsense about KKK and inter-racial this and 357 that and all that mess?

    We have a Food Stamp President and it has nothing to do with race.

    So let's work together to stop the hate and spread the love.

    And I don't want you drinking that wine this early now, Miss Louise.

    Ridge , I will say you maybe a few things .But I have to say you crack me up!! For crying out loud man ! take your humor on the road.Green laughHowever I wish I was Louise White at this day and time.

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      Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

      What people don't understand is if you get any type of government assitance it is based on your income just because you win the lottery does not mean this is income to the agency this is considered a gift. Their is a process that even the government has to abide by which they cannot cut off her assitance immediately it takes about 90 days. I don't feel like she is doing anything wrong. I wouldn't be surprised if her baby daddy called in on her because he wants money but she is struggling with 2 kids. People let's be real once you purchase a house and a car that is most of your money right their.

      There are alot of mean, spirited jealous people in the world if you notify the agency and they do not cut it off you are not wrong. i remember reading a story recently where a guy in england who won over $30 million dollars in the lottery and he was collecting his retirement and everyone in his community thought he was wrong. People think just because you win the lottery you forget about your life before the win no this guy worked for 30yrs and was entitled to his money. There are so many jealous and envious people in this world her family member was jealous because they didn't get any of the money so they turn to the news and expose her. That lottery win was amanda clayton's blessing from god.  No cousin, no aunt, or no uncle would make me give them if she is struggling with two kids to make ends meet where were the relatives before the win.

       Allow me, if you will to point out a major difference. You see, the gentleman in England, worked earnestly for 30 years as such, he is entitled to his retirement. The man, worked hard. Now, Ms. Clayton, says she does not work, she is but 24 years old, she has so many opportunities for herself, she is young. She could go back to school, it is never too late for that, invest, open a business with an advice of a reputable financial analyst. I will tell you this; an elderly winner, who has worked hard, sees a lottery win to finally bow out of the rat race after so many years put in it and maybe, helping younger family members. A young woman like her, is too young, too able bodied to be relying on welfare, for GOD's sake. Our youth is meant to be productive not a generation of "I did not work for it but still, I deserve it". She defied the odds of winning the lottery, do you know how much more respected she would have been if she saw this gift and decided to invest it wisely? Would that have been such a bad idea? I repeat, just because she can, does not mean that she should collect. I don't know about you but at 24, I had some pride and decency and worked extremely hard not to end up on government benefits and be demeaned for it!
       

        My $0.02.


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        Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

        They should make here pay back all the benfits .....

        how far back. certainly not before she won that 1m. she's seems to be spending it as fast as she can so she will end back up on food stamps anyway. so why make her go through all the trouble of re-applying in say fall of 2014 when she is clean. she at least bought a house and car (why she needs 2 houses i don't know) since she paid out so much in taxes let her keep the food stamps. who cares anyway. the govt. will just waste it somewhere else on something like a make believe trip to the moon again or another made for tv war. stop picking on her, she didn't win that much. the posters on here sneer at 1m. you all want the big 200m+ or you won't even buy a ticket. at least she was smart enough to play for a lower prize.


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          Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

          Hey Louise....FYI, the is no such critter as a 357MM  No No......the .357  is the size of the diameter of a particular bullet in inches. To convert that to MM it would equal 9.01MM in diameter. There is a 357 S&W Mag(made in the 1930s)  which is the gun was made to shoot that round(.357)  which was derived from the .38 .......  The 9MM is a bullet that is close in size at .355 inches...Hope that helps. Glad to be of service See Ya!

          No! need to try to clue me in on guns , i knew what I was saying I was in the Army Rotc ,I could assemble a M16 and dismantle it also I know enough with my little saturday night special it has pink handle.Wow! it will get the job done if needed.

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            Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

            The only thing I am going to say is that she had better be glad she was a resident of Michigan when she won it.  I don't have any pity for "welfare cheats".  It just makes the rest of us pay more in taxes.  She is 24 and can go back to school, get a decent education and be somebody.  instead, she has that "government freebie" disease.  She has 2 children, she should get off her sorry A&&, get a good education and  get a job.

            If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

            You never know when you will get another hit.

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              Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

               Allow me, if you will to point out a major difference. You see, the gentleman in England, worked earnestly for 30 years as such, he is entitled to his retirement. The man, worked hard. Now, Ms. Clayton, says she does not work, she is but 24 years old, she has so many opportunities for herself, she is young. She could go back to school, it is never too late for that, invest, open a business with an advice of a reputable financial analyst. I will tell you this; an elderly winner, who has worked hard, sees a lottery win to finally bow out of the rat race after so many years put in it and maybe, helping younger family members. A young woman like her, is too young, too able bodied to be relying on welfare, for GOD's sake. Our youth is meant to be productive not a generation of "I did not work for it but still, I deserve it". She defied the odds of winning the lottery, do you know how much more respected she would have been if she saw this gift and decided to invest it wisely? Would that have been such a bad idea? I repeat, just because she can, does not mean that she should collect. I don't know about you but at 24, I had some pride and decency and worked extremely hard not to end up on government benefits and be demeaned for it!
               

                My $0.02.

                 same point i was thinking,you made it better than i could have,thanks

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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                Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                The only thing I am going to say is that she had better be glad she was a resident of Michigan when she won it.  I don't have any pity for "welfare cheats".  It just makes the rest of us pay more in taxes.  She is 24 and can go back to school, get a decent education and be somebody.  instead, she has that "government freebie" disease.  She has 2 children, she should get off her sorry A&&, get a good education and  get a job.

                If you  people live in the South don't even speak about people having a safety net or " WELFARE" this you poor soul know nothing of.No No Beside what with you people who claim that you have so much trouble with people getting assistance.Just live and  let live ,take of your own business and don't worry about the chump change these people get. For"GOD SAKE" stop listening to one side BS on right wing wacko radio. I worked all my life  and sometime two jobs and never said anything  about the ones who got assistance.Oh! My father and mother was the hardest working of their time. My father did a lot of odd jobs to feed his family and we survive  hard time.So before any of you think my family was a welfare case. I think not just hard working people raising a big family in rural America.

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                  Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Your reasoning is a bit convoluted.  This woman is not "getting her own money back".  She is gaming the system; pure and simple.

                  If food stamps was nothing more than getting your own money back, then I qualify for food stamps as would anyone else paying taxes.

                  But what really bothers me about this story is the fact the state had no mechanism for removing people from welfare when their situation changes.  This woman's situation changed but she did not.  She continued receiving food stamps.  Only when brought to the attention of the entire country was something done and that required a new law.

                  Bravo Hurray! my thoughts exactly

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                    Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                    I would rent one of the houses out for income since she has two of them.  Just my two cents!-weshar75

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                      Your reasoning is a bit convoluted.  This woman is not "getting her own money back".  She is gaming the system; pure and simple.

                      If food stamps was nothing more than getting your own money back, then I qualify for food stamps as would anyone else paying taxes.

                      But what really bothers me about this story is the fact the state had no mechanism for removing people from welfare when their situation changes.  This woman's situation changed but she did not.  She continued receiving food stamps.  Only when brought to the attention of the entire country was something done and that required a new law.

                        exactamundo !

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: March 8, 2012, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                        This young lady is very lucky that she doesn't live in Iowa.When you win a lottery over $600 they check your record to see if you owe anybody.If you do,that amount will be deducted from your winnings as well as 25% for federal taxes and 5% for state taxes.They consider food stamps and welfare payments as money being owed to the state.If your children were born while you were on welfare,they will deduct the hospital bill from your winnings.If you owe back taxes,they will deduct those,too.In Iowa there are no free rides.The state will help you out if you need it,but expect you to pay it back if you suddenly come into money.Seems pretty fair to me!

                        When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

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                          This woman now has over $200,000 in the bank.  Please explain to me how she still deserves this "lousy $200 a month"?  I work 50+ hours a week and I don't have $2,000 in the bank.  Now she has two houses.  I only have one.  She bought a new car.  Mine is almost 10 years old.  I deserve that money more than she does at this point, but I wouldn't take it.

                          How long have you been on the government dole?  It's obvious by the statements you make because anyone with job and pride doesn't make these kind of non-sensical statements.

                          Amanda Clayton needs to be pushed into the real world where people work 40 or more hours a week and need to keep every penny they earn and so do you.

                          You and Clayton have benefitted from hard working people who pay taxes and yet you still complain?  Unbelievable.

                          FYI Stalker of night, how long have you been on welfare that anwser you d@M question on me.How!! darn you to try to stigmatize me because I have compassion for the poor and after all that could happen to me, I will be the poor soon since the middle class are ceaseing to exist. So get a life and live and let live.Cussing FaceCussing Face


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                             Really? Sully works in a grocery store and I bet, she is not skipping to work everyday but is doing what she can to take care of her family. That, my dear is an epitome of a hardworker who is willing to make a honest living. Not everybody is blessed with a 7 figure job or, a bailout or willing to get any assistance! She is not complaining about the race of this misguided child but, she is complaining about the ACTIONS OF SOME UNDESERVING, welfare recipients! Please, discard using such non-delineating words and accusations, it does not behoove well of a civilized individual.Unhappy

                            You people all think the same . What! is this a Conservative,Tea party, Republican site where your trying to limit my 1st amendment right all this wild and crazy things being said on this site, you think if your Liberal ,Moderate,  Progress or Democrat you shouldn't speak,Well wishful thinking unless we are ban,My question to you do you know civilized people, have you read the person your defending blogs I beg the differ.You have a good day Mam!

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                              Posted: March 8, 2012, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                              I am sure that some people would take exception to my keeping my disability benefits if I won a large jackpot, but I worked for 30 years to earn those benefits!

                               

                              I know that this is off subject, but there was a $60,000,000 Powerball Winner in Rhode Island last nite!

                              Here come the conspiracy freaks!  Crazy  Crying  Sad Cheers

                              You're right, dpoly, not one ticket sold in Rhode Island has won the Powerball jackpot in over 4 years and 2 months.  Now the Powerball jackpot was won by tickets purchased in Rhode Island TWICE -- in a span of 4 weeks! Congratulations you two Powerball jackpot winning ticket holders.

                              Cheers

                              I bet the chronic Rhode Island Powerball lottery players were beginning to grow weary.  I wonder if now Powerball ticket purchases in Rhode Island will fall off BIG TIME for apx. 4 years! What?

                              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                              Disney