"Is there anything else we can get you, Ms. Clayton?"
Click on Detroit: This fall, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton won $1 million from the Michigan State Lottery. Sure, someone else getting handed a huge check might make some a little jealous, but many were outraged at Clayton’s winnings, as she was still using a [state financial assistance] Bridge card.
Hidden cameras followed Clayton grocery shopping, where she admitted she uses a Bridge card to pay for her items. She said she gets $200 each month, from taxpayers, to foot her food bill.
When confronted, Clayton said she didn’t think she was doing anything wrong. “I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working,” she said. “I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay,” she said. “I have two houses.”
Clayton said she will keep using her Bridge card until the state cuts her off. She said it’s because she deserves it. “It’s just hard, you know. I’m struggling,” she said.
lol! You’re going to think that your ol’ Uncle Red is going to vilify poor Ms. Clayton for taking advantage of a broken system. Nope. “Because I mean,” she is doing that, but in this case, I’m not blaming her. The gd system is set up to create drones like this idiot, and millions like her, who have no notion of personal responsibility or even a sense of pride.
And who’s fault is that? Her’s, for going on the dole? Or ours for creating in our population a gigantic sense of entitlement? I’m all for setting up a safety net, but we now have a system that offers incentives to people on the margin to NOT WORK. She’s just a pathetic, natural product of our gimme state. Don’t want to pay undeserving a-holes who are out of work $200 a week for food? Stop f*cking paying them.