Amanda Clayton was thrilled when she won the Michigan lottery last fall, but that didn’t mean she had to stop using food stamps.
After being tipped off anonymously, a local television recently followed the 24-year-old Detroit woman, and discovered she was still using her public assistance card, months after winning $1 million.
“I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay. I have two houses,” she said. “I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working.”
Don’t you feel sorry for her? After all, she has two houses to pay for! You can view the stomach-churning interview here.
It appears the young woman is not doing anything illegal by using food stamps, however. Despite her found riches, it seems she is still eligible for help from the government. Clayton took a lump sum payout of $500,000, and promptly bought a new house and car.
Frankly, the only way to wipe out food stamps fraud is to eradicate the program entirely. There should be a safety net for people who are struggling in America, but there are too many loopholes in these programs.