$2 Million Lotto Winner Defends Use Of Food Stamps 11 Months Later

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    This BURNS me alive......
    When my hubby left me and our 2 kids w/o a dime I WORKED MINIMUM WAGE and was told I STILL MADE TOO MUCH to get any kind of help.....
    This man is a SORRY, SORRY POS IMO....

    "If you're going to try to make me feel bad, you're not going to do it," Fick told WNEM-TV in Saginaw on Monday."
    I'm speechless....just speechless....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_local...gan-lottery-winner-defends-use-of-food-stamps
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    I hope they can close that loophole soon.
     
  4. LadyL

    LadyL Active Member

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    do people get a lot of food with the food stamps?

    like, how much was he 'saving' by continuing to use them?
     
  5. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    How funny. My sister gets food stamps because she has two children, works part-time and goes to college full-time. The state then took away her food stamps when she went from working 25 hours per work to working 30 hours per week. They said she either has to work less hours or quit completely to get the food stamps again. Really???? So here is this woman, trying to better herself, working as much as possible, and she's punished for it??

    The system is definitely screwed up. No way should this guy get food stamps.

    ETA: Her working pays minimum wage, btw.
     
  6. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    At one point, my sister was getting $400/month worth of food stamps. It was more than she could even use for her and her two kids.
     
  7. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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  8. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    WR, it's so unfair. I have seen it countless times with my sister. She has worked and gone to college and she continues to get punished for it. Meanwhile, there are people sitting around doing absolutely NOTHING, and they get full benefits. Where is the justice??
     
  9. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

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    When my girlfriend with 9 kids was suddenly widowed, she couldn't get them either - because, in part, her vehicle was worth too much. Well, you kind of HAVE to drive a 15 passenger van when you have that many children (who were well-supported by Daddy/ hubby before his sudden death) Once people in our small town found out she had been denied - HUGE amounts of groceries appeared on her doorstep every week for over a year :)
     
  10. DairyGirl

    DairyGirl New Member

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    He should be ashamed of himself. I am disabled and make less then if I worked for minimum wage and myself and my daughter get a whopping $49 a month in food stamps. And I don't have a million or two dollars in the bank.
     
  11. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    I posted about this in the Political Pavilion a couple days ago. The guy drive an Audi too. Despicable human being.
     
  12. LadyL

    LadyL Active Member

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    well, all I can say is if he's doing this, then there's probably quite a few other unethical things he's done that are also technically illegal and I hope karma catches up with him real soon
     
  13. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    Ficks attorney Wilson said Fick "told the DHS officials he'd won $2 million but was told he could keep using the Bridge Card issued to him to buy groceries."
    Well wasn't that nice of Fick???? And DHS?
    Using food stamps that you don't need JUST because you can. Never mind that there are countless children out there who could use the dollars that Fick himself was using up...
     
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    White Rain New Member

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    I didn't know this....
    An audi huh...keeps getting worse and worse....
    when so many whether on welfare or not can't even afford the biggest POS car out there...
     

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