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as a progressive i have always been the first person to stand up and defend the federal food stamp program from its conservative detractors. i beleive its neccesary to help ensure people and families are food secure if they dont have the resources to meet average caloric intake needs.
i saw this video from fox news whom i dont view as an unbiased news source, but never the less, the story it self is legitimate and the gentleman really didnt defend his position as to why he would continue collecting food stamps after winning 850,000.00 after taxes in the state lottery. especially at his apparent age, 850,000 should allow him to live out the rest of his life comfortably. all he kept saying was that he wasnt breaking the rules so he didnt feel bad.
my opinion is that this is extremely distasteful for him to do, even if what he is doing is not illegal. the proper thing would have been for him to have given the card back to his worker and thanked his lucky stars that there is still a social safety net in this country. making his 850k stretch farther is not a reason to continue collecting benefits. he is no longer in need...
sadly conservatives will use this example to argue for the abolishing of all government welfare, except of course for corporations.