While our elderly, people in need, and our veterans starve, this happens…..On Saturday, October 21st., Fox News ran this headline, “65,000 stayed on food stamp rolls despite winning big in lottery, government data show“.
A government watchdog group uncovered that well over 65,000 substantial lottery winners since 2019 continued collecting food stamps, even when they were over the federal income threshold for the program.
The Foundation for Government Accountability’s survey of data from thirteen states shows recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, took home substantial lottery winnings ranging from $4,250 to $2 million, all amounts above the federal asset threshold to qualify for the government assistance program.
“It shocks the conscious and defies belief,” Hayden Dublois, data and analytics director at FGA, told Fox News Digital. “And this is data from only 13 states. The 50-state number is likely titanic. The scale of the problem is staggering — even by government standards.”
During that span of time, fewer than 400 lottery winners were removed from the food stamp program, according to FGA. That program has 41.8 million people enrolled, an increase of about 5 million since before the pandemic.
“Our welfare system is abused in many ways”, said the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, Thomas Robb. Sitting in his National Office, located in Harrison, Arkansas, Robb continued, “I don’t know how anyone could be collecting any kind of welfare that doesn’t need it. How do these people sleep at night knowing they have taken food from a hungry stomach? Food stamps aren’t the only benefit that is abused. Take government housing for instance. The government apartment buildings were originally intended for working class White, and the coloreds that actually worked. For people making low wages. It was to give them comfort in a nice living space to go to after a hard days work. Look at these places today! Now called the projects, these places aren’t safe for White people to live in. They’ve been taken over by non-white drug dealers, sex traffickers, and other assorted bottom feeders who make lots of money, but they can live there cheaply because, of course, they sure aren’t going to turn in their drug sales! In my opinion, every able bodied citizen that can work, and I know, everyone needs a hand up sometimes, but the help needs to have a select end date. As well, every person receiving welfare should be drug tested weekly. I don’t want my tax dollars feeding, or helping junkies remain junkies. It isn’t fair to them, and it sure isn’t fair to us taxpayers.”