A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by George Plimpto » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 04:16:19



I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

By Tina Susman
October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check,
dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound
celebrity quickly soured after the state said she had continued to
receive $5,500 in food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings.
Clayton pleaded no contest to fraud in June and was given six months'
probation.

Her case went public in March after she was confronted by a Detroit
television station, WDIV, and admitted collecting food stamps. "I
thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn't, I thought
maybe it was OK because I'm not working ... I mean, I have no income and
I have bills to pay," she said, adding that she also had two houses to
maintain.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-michigan-lotter...

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Roger » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:44:01



Quote:
>I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

>By Tina Susman
>October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
>A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
>continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
>year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

>Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check,
>dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound celebrity
>quickly soured after the state said she had continued to receive $5,500 in
>food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings. Clayton pleaded no
>contest to fraud in June and was given six months' probation.

<snip>

Do the math folks, the woman had around $100 per week for groceries.  Not
sure how many she was feeding on that but my household of 3 could get by on
that amount without having to give up our quick warm up and eat meals.  We
buy the the more expensive easy to fix meals because both my wife and I work
and can afford the convenience since we don't have as much time to prepare
meals.  I realize it would be difficult to eat out on $100 per week but this
is grocery money, not Cracker Barrel gift cards.  If I had the time, was not
working, I think I $100 per week would be plenty to feed my family properly
with home cooked meals.

RogerN

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by George Plimpto » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 08:10:30



Quote:


>> I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

>> By Tina Susman
>> October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
>> A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
>> continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
>> year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

>> Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check,
>> dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound celebrity
>> quickly soured after the state said she had continued to receive $5,500 in
>> food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings. Clayton pleaded no
>> contest to fraud in June and was given six months' probation.

> <snip>

> Do the math folks, the woman had around $100 per week for groceries.  Not
> sure how many she was feeding on that but my household of 3 could get by on
> that amount without having to give up our quick warm up and eat meals.  We
> buy the the more expensive easy to fix meals because both my wife and I work
> and can afford the convenience since we don't have as much time to prepare
> meals.  I realize it would be difficult to eat out on $100 per week but this
> is grocery money, not Cracker Barrel gift cards.  If I had the time, was not
> working, I think I $100 per week would be plenty to feed my family properly
> with home cooked meals.

Depends on the size of the family, but if you bought only cheap and
nutritious bulk items, both dry and fresh, and a little bit of milk for
the kiddies, I think you could feed a family quite adequately and
nutritiously for $100 per week.
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Gunne » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:21:24


Quote:



>>I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

>>By Tina Susman
>>October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
>>A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
>>continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
>>year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

>>Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check,
>>dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound celebrity
>>quickly soured after the state said she had continued to receive $5,500 in
>>food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings. Clayton pleaded no
>>contest to fraud in June and was given six months' probation.

><snip>

>Do the math folks, the woman had around $100 per week for groceries.  Not
>sure how many she was feeding on that but my household of 3 could get by on
>that amount without having to give up our quick warm up and eat meals.  We
>buy the the more expensive easy to fix meals because both my wife and I work
>and can afford the convenience since we don't have as much time to prepare
>meals.  I realize it would be difficult to eat out on $100 per week but this
>is grocery money, not Cracker Barrel gift cards.  If I had the time, was not
>working, I think I $100 per week would be plenty to feed my family properly
>with home cooked meals.

>RogerN

Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

And we eat well.

Gunner

Liberals - Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends
of every country save their own. Benjamin Disraeli

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Stormin Mormo » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:44:04


three cheers for the gene pool!

Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
  www.lds.org
.

Quote:
>I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

>By Tina Susman
>October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
>A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
>continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
>year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Stormin Mormo » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:45:08


I'm amazed, the differences. Some folks can live on much less money. Others
like this get bucket fulls of tax payer dollars, and can't make it last.

Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
  www.lds.org
.


Do the math folks, the woman had around $100 per week for groceries.  Not
sure how many she was feeding on that but my household of 3 could get by on
that amount without having to give up our quick warm up and eat meals.  We
buy the the more expensive easy to fix meals because both my wife and I work
and can afford the convenience since we don't have as much time to prepare
meals.  I realize it would be difficult to eat out on $100 per week but this
is grocery money, not Cracker Barrel gift cards.  If I had the time, was not
working, I think I $100 per week would be plenty to feed my family properly
with home cooked meals.

RogerN

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by George Plimpto » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:12:31



Quote:
> three cheers for the gene pool!

No, the dole scrounger already reproduced.
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Tom Gardne » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:40:29



Quote:

> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

> And we eat well.

> Gunner

At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
stamps or such by what's in their cart.  I'm right every time!  Guess
what the tell is?
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Howard Bea » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:03:11



Quote:

>> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

>> And we eat well.

>> Gunner

> At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
> stamps or such by what's in their cart.  I'm right every time!  Guess what
> the tell is?

Morbidly Obese?

Best Regards
Tom.

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by no hope or chang » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:16:39



Quote:

>> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

>> And we eat well.

>> Gunner

> At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
> stamps or such by what's in their cart. I'm right every time! Guess what
> the tell is?

Several loaves of wonder bread.
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Gunne » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:17:09


Quote:


>> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

>> And we eat well.

>> Gunner

>At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
>stamps or such by what's in their cart.  I'm right every time!  Guess
>what the tell is?

What is it?  Here in my part of California..the majority of the cart
contains junk food.

Gunner

Liberals - Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends
of every country save their own. Benjamin Disraeli

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Michael A. Terrel » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:44:45


Quote:




> >>I am cheered by this story.  What right-thinking person could not be?

> >>By Tina Susman
> >>October 2, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
> >>A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she
> >>continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last
> >>year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

> >>Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check,
> >>dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound celebrity
> >>quickly soured after the state said she had continued to receive $5,500 in
> >>food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings. Clayton pleaded no
> >>contest to fraud in June and was given six months' probation.

> ><snip>

> >Do the math folks, the woman had around $100 per week for groceries.  Not
> >sure how many she was feeding on that but my household of 3 could get by on
> >that amount without having to give up our quick warm up and eat meals.  We
> >buy the the more expensive easy to fix meals because both my wife and I work
> >and can afford the convenience since we don't have as much time to prepare
> >meals.  I realize it would be difficult to eat out on $100 per week but this
> >is grocery money, not Cracker Barrel gift cards.  If I had the time, was not
> >working, I think I $100 per week would be plenty to feed my family properly
> >with home cooked meals.

> >RogerN

> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

> And we eat well.

   I spend around $150 a month.  It would be less if I wasn't diabetic.
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by George Plimpto » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:15:28



Quote:



>>> Thats more than 4 ***s in our house spend on the basics.

>>> And we eat well.

>>> Gunner

>> At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
>> stamps or such by what's in their cart.  I'm right every time!  Guess what
>> the tell is?

> Morbidly Obese?

Haw haw haw haw!  That's great!

I don't guess that's it, though.  I'm guessing it's not what's in the
basket, it's what's not in it, and I'm guessing the tell is the absence
of any fresh produce.

 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Frank Garne » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:52:16


On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:44:45 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"

Quote:

>  I spend around $150 a month.  It would be less if I wasn't diabetic.

What do you eat during the month; oatmeal, beans and rice?
 
 
 

A little bit of good news: a 47 percenter found dead of (quelle surprise!) drug OD

Post by Frank Garne » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:53:56


Quote:

> At the grocery store, I can tell that a shopper is going to use food
> stamps or such by what's in their cart.  I'm right every time!  Guess
> what the tell is?

Do you normally hang out in grocery stores stalking people you think are
on food stamps to see what they are buying?