Month: May 2011

Luck and Consequences

Michigan man still on food stamps despite winning $2M

Fick says the Department of Human Services told him he could continue to use the card, which is paid with tax dollars. He told WNEM: "If you’re going to … try to make me feel bad, you aren’t going to do it."

Well at least our tax dollars aren’t being wasted.

Lottery winner’s luck running out as Michigan officials work to get him off food stamps

Representatives of the Department of Human Services and members of the Legislature said they were moving quickly to revise rules that made it possible for Fick to keep collecting food stamps after he won $2 million in the lottery’s televised "Make Me Rich" game in July.

They are acting on this because it is so outrageous but imagine how much of this goes on. Heck Mr. Fick even informed DHS that he won the money but since he took a lump sum he still qualified for the benefits.

I shutter to think.