If you need more proof that the government is inefficient, wasteful, and doesn’t need one penny more of your tax dollars than look no further than Amanda Clayton, the young woman who won $1 million dollars from the lottery in Michigan and is still living off of your dime. It was a story Robin Walensky of TheBlaze.com shared with Glenn, Pat and Stu on radio this morning.
As reported by The Blaze, “Last fall, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton struck it big when she won $1 million playing the Michigan lottery. That’s life changing. And in many ways, it was: she bought a new house and car. But in at least one way, it wasn’t: hidden cameras found she’s still using food stamps to pay for her meals.”
What did Ms. Clayton have to say when confronted about using the food stamps after winning big?
“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working,” Clayton said.
She later added, ““I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay,” she added. “I have two houses.”
The fact that one of the two houses Clayton owns was purchased after winning the Michigan lottery isn’t stopping her from taking the assistance the state is offering her. She claims to have to plans of refusing the money, adding that times are “hard.”
She’s right about one thing, times are hard—plus, it’s not like she got to keep the ENTIRE $1 million dollars that she won. After taxes Amanda’s winning were a mere $700,000.
“How are you going to make it on $700,000?” Glenn said sarcastically, “I feel sorry for her. I’m going to go cry in the other room.”