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Posted: January 27, 2013, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

everytime i visit this website i take a few minutes to read the titles of the stories on the home page. i have noticed some thing. there have been alot of talk about forbidding poor people and people on welfare from playing the lottery. what is with them who plays the lottery? poor people do. surley not rich people. they are  trying to get the people who play the most to stop playing do they not realize how much money they are going to lose if this happens. what are your thoughts on this? there was a headline titled proposal to ban welfare recipitents from playing the lottery.

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    Posted: January 27, 2013, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

    I don't think anybody has anything against poor people playing the lottery.

    As long as they don't ask for money to gamble with.


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      Posted: January 27, 2013, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

      everytime i visit this website i take a few minutes to read the titles of the stories on the home page. i have noticed some thing. there have been alot of talk about forbidding poor people and people on welfare from playing the lottery. what is with them who plays the lottery? poor people do. surley not rich people. they are  trying to get the people who play the most to stop playing do they not realize how much money they are going to lose if this happens. what are your thoughts on this? there was a headline titled proposal to ban welfare recipitents from playing the lottery.

      I wouldn't worry about what people are writing about this. The Government has been gambling with our money for like,,,,,forever.lol, why can't we gamble with theirs? Green laugh

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        Posted: January 28, 2013, 12:54 am - IP Logged

        I wouldn't worry about what people are writing about this. The Government has been gambling with our money for like,,,,,forever.lol, why can't we gamble with theirs? Green laugh

        Because the government has no money, the People have money, the government spends our money.  By allowing welfare recipients to gamble with their "government" checks, they are simply doing that gambling with your money and mine.  Remember that, the government is nothing without its people.

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          Posted: January 28, 2013, 7:51 am - IP Logged

          everytime i visit this website i take a few minutes to read the titles of the stories on the home page. i have noticed some thing. there have been alot of talk about forbidding poor people and people on welfare from playing the lottery. what is with them who plays the lottery? poor people do. surley not rich people. they are  trying to get the people who play the most to stop playing do they not realize how much money they are going to lose if this happens. what are your thoughts on this? there was a headline titled proposal to ban welfare recipitents from playing the lottery.

          Yeah I started that post...its my state NC that is trying to ban welfare reciepents from playing...I was wondering what people thought on it...

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            Posted: January 28, 2013, 8:55 am - IP Logged

            I don't think anybody has anything against poor people playing the lottery.

            As long as they don't ask for money to gamble with.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: January 28, 2013, 10:07 am - IP Logged

              Most states have always had laws for how people getting public assistance should spend the money and to obligate lottery winners to pay their child support and taxes but some find ways to work around them because they aren't always enforced.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: January 28, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                I don't think anybody has anything against poor people playing the lottery.

                As long as they don't ask for money to gamble with.

                So true. Gambling is not a basic need and if you cannot gamble with your own money then you shouldn't gamble. I mean whats next? 2 weeks tax payer paid vacations to Tahiti? No No 

                Welfare should be limited to food, shelter and healthcare and that is only when there is genuine need.

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                  Posted: January 28, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I can understand your logic. Even though I don't agree with welfare recipients buying lottery tickets, I also don't agree with them being able to purchase alcohol and/or cigarettes.  If they can't afford to buy their groceries, I don't see how they can afford to purchase these types of items. HOWEVER, if welfare recipients are denied being able to purchase lottery tickets, I have to wonder how much sales will drop. If bans are put in place for this, they should be put in place for other items as well. I just don't see how clerks can legally ask people if they are drawing welfare. I've heard of a lady here in SC that won a million dollars a few years ago who was on welfare and I heard she had to pay all the welfare she'd collected over the years back, and was also taken off of the program. I'll be interested to see how this plan would work, because I just don't see how it would . I think if they want to buy lottery tickets, they're going to find a way to do it.

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                    Posted: January 28, 2013, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Yeah I started that post...its my state NC that is trying to ban welfare reciepents from playing...I was wondering what people thought on it...

                    Really? How do you ban welfare recipents? The lottery is a tax on the poor. In MI, we had a national news story last year of a girl who won 1 million from the lottery and stayed on food stamps for months. It caught up with her and they sued her, made her pay back the money and in the end (sad ending) sho over dosed on drugs. Point is, that's a good percentage of the lottery player.

                    The Michigan Lottery annual report has their players as:

                    Under 25,000 annual income 10%

                    $24 - $50 at 25%.

                    That's 35% of the players under $50,000

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                      Posted: January 28, 2013, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I guess they mean for the poor who are not on welfare........Just because one is poor doesn't mean they are on welfare. I know lots of poor folks that would probably qualify for welfare, but to my knowledge aren't on it......but i also know lots of folks who are on it and do need it as well as folks who are on it but don't really need to be.

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                        Posted: January 29, 2013, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                        I don't think anybody has anything against poor people playing the lottery.

                        As long as they don't ask for money to gamble with.

                        I agree.

                        The problem isn't "poor people" playing the lottery (or playing at casinos, buying alcohol and/or cigarettes).  The problem is using government (taxpayer) money to do so.

                        I already have a HUGE problem with all of the people that should be working, but instead are living off of government handouts!  Don't get me wrong ... I understand that some people, because of various circumstances, have fallen on hard times, and truely need some help ... but ... there are far too many that simply want a free ride ... that comes from MY tax money that I put into the system by having to go to work every day.  Welfare is supposed to help those in need for a short time, to buy FOOD, not lottery tickets!

                        I would like to see people on welfare not be allowed to buy lottery tickets, but I can't imagine how that could be enforced.

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                          Posted: January 29, 2013, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                          I agree.

                          The problem isn't "poor people" playing the lottery (or playing at casinos, buying alcohol and/or cigarettes).  The problem is using government (taxpayer) money to do so.

                          I already have a HUGE problem with all of the people that should be working, but instead are living off of government handouts!  Don't get me wrong ... I understand that some people, because of various circumstances, have fallen on hard times, and truely need some help ... but ... there are far too many that simply want a free ride ... that comes from MY tax money that I put into the system by having to go to work every day.  Welfare is supposed to help those in need for a short time, to buy FOOD, not lottery tickets!

                          I would like to see people on welfare not be allowed to buy lottery tickets, but I can't imagine how that could be enforced.

                          "I would like to see people on welfare not be allowed to buy lottery tickets, but I can't imagine how that could be enforced."

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