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Welfare Lottery Ban: Proposal Not Going Over Well

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Some North Carolina residents are upset over a new measure to ban welfare recipients from buying Lottery tickets. The legislation is currently being drafted and would see all lottery ticket merchants refusing to sell to individuals who receive government assistance or who are going through bankruptcy.

Representative Paul Stam, who is helping to draft the proposal, says the measure would ensure that government money is not being misdirected.

“We’re giving them welfare to help them live, and yet by selling them a ticket, we’re taking away their money that is there to provide them the barest of necessities,” Stam said.

But many think the local government is missing the bigger picture, and should be focusing on eliminating the need for welfare in the first place before cracking down on something which may or may not be enforceable.

“The NAACP, we didn’t agree with the lottery to start with. Rather than Mr. Stam having a side argument, ask him to stop blocking labor rights for poor people and working people. Ask him to have a real conversation about real wage,” NAACP President Rev. William Barber said.

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  • Bill

    Soooo who would be left to buy lottery tickets?

  • Robert

    @Leah, I’m judged daily, I’m of mixed heritage!!

    • donaldo muhamed abdula

      poodle and Shepard

    • pj

      I’m sorry for that Leah. Why judge others??? What goes around comes around. The jerks who think they will never need welfare or any other help should get lost. We all should have room in our hearts for goodwill for our brothers and sisters. People who judge others have nothing in their hearts and soul except love for themselves.

  • omar espinosa

    impossible… why??

    HEY go get me a ticket.. Ill pay you back…

    Law bypassed !!

    ——————
    Lets cut CORPORATE WELFARE ! !
    Tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for sports stadiums
    tax cuts for Lockheed and Boeing,
    Tax cuts for BIG-Agra-biz…

    No more Tax abatement either. ————–

    When corps get money with no strings attached they have
    no moral compass to guide them and do the right thing.

    SO when a corp sees PROFITS, it will LAY people off rather
    than keep the worker employed because it wasnt in writing.

    ALL the time corps get write offs and tax abatement but they never keep up their end of the bargain.

    The whole point of a gov or community giving a corporation some tax-slack is so that they FIGHT FOR THE LITTLE GUY, the worker.

    This dosnt happen anymore the moral-social contract between community, people and corps is BROKE.

  • donaldo muhamed abdula

    we came over to the U.S.A. five years ago and never collected welfare, and now we own our own 7-eleven and donuts shop next door.

  • Tina

    What’s the difference between the lottery and poker machines anyway? They placed a ban on poker machines and then brought out scratch off tickets. Don’t they realize it’s just about the same thing. Now this. How exactly are they going to enforce it? Wow. We really have some idiots as representatives.

  • Will

    Welfare is for people who “allegedly” do not have enough money to survive. If they have money to play the lottery, which is just throwing it way to begin with, I think it’s time to reconsider just how “needy” they really are.

  • tiredofcomplaints

    How about we just grow up and finally follow through with drug testing anyone who receives income from the government… i bet we would save millions each month and you cant blame anyone but yourself for failing. as for lotto you have a better chance of being struck by lighting twice in one day so save your money and start a saving account so you can stop spending my tax dollars on the lotto that youll never win

    • sean

      Do you have any clue as to what drug testing for welfare would cost per month, the amount is in the millions. So no, you wont save any money.

  • mick

    Does anyone else see the relationship of the most ridiculously fo.olish, si.lly and s.t.u.p.i.d laws coming out of Red States?

  • http://qsl.net/n8vzl Raynard

    Next thing you know we’ll need a background check to use a public bathroom. Oh gee we don’t want them getting hunting fishing licenses, or well gee they should not be allowed to drive or buy gasoline, oh yes no kids so lets get welfare recipients spade and neutered. Paul Stam was actually elected to office? Paul Stam Idiot!

    • cactuslady

      Hey Raynard!! I like your idea of spading and neutering….you realize how much money the gov’t would save??? Then people who HAVE worked all THEIR life wouldn’t have to worry rather there would be Social Security or Medicare (which THEY paid into it for themselves) would be available.

  • harold

    I wonder what they are really afraid of? besides a swift kick in the but

  • http://yahoo.com louise ross

    there should be a one year limit on all welfare programs. there were 2 women waiting in line for food stamps in a fist fight in e. st. louis il. these women are in better condition than most workers. they will not work as long as they can sit on their fat asses and multiply. stop making working americans angry by making us pay for the lowest of the lowest human beings. give them tokens as were done to our parents during the 1930′s

  • ruben

    Let’s see, what about people who work for the government. They can also be considered to be on the government dole. I think we should ban the lotterys, then we don’t have to worry if welfare recipients are abusing government money. Because I know for sure none of our congressmen, state or federal have ever misused OUR money. And while I’m on my soap box let’s make it mandfatory that every person in the United States has to take and pass a drug test. Just to be in the country or as a requiremnet of citizenship. Yes great idea!!! Heaven forbid they win the lottery and stop collecting welfare or pay off their mortgage with the winnings. I guess only people who aren’t on welfare are entitled to squander their money on lottery dreams. How stupid are the people who think this is a great idea?

    • Scott

      Unfortunately there are people who have won the lotto (in the state of New York, maybe others too) who are still on welfare. loop holes bro. The scum on assistance are just as brilliant as the ones who dish it out!

    • scales

      Ruben: That’s the most depressing thing– the amount of stupid people who think this is a great idea. Even if such a law were enforceable, it wouldn’t pass constitutional muster. It’s a flat out joke and the idea that our so-called leaders, who we assume possess a certain amount of intelligence and/or education, are coming up with these silly, petty ideas is even more depressing.

  • bobby g

    bs…. this was my idea. who should but them nobody. if u pay taxes that alone make su eligible… the more u contribute the more u can win… but with a limit based on ur income. too bad honey booboo octo mamas. check the agree to contribute block, just like the dumb asses that contribute to the voting campaign fund… for example if I get back a return how much can I buy into… and payouts will be not taxed and paid off over 20 years unless ur over ssn age. WHAT??

    • bobby g

      OK… welfare money should be in the sum of a ration card… for food and utilities, not for alcohol or tobacco….. or bullets hahaha….with a clothing allowance once a year, based on the number of kids. and when that kid drops out of school like his parents probably did… he or she is cut off. until he or she gets back in school… OR WE CAN ALL JUST PAY MORE TAXES B.O.B.

  • david martin

    Does the NAACP have to stick their noses in everything. Gotta keep something stirred up.

    • scales

      David, what do you think the NAACP’s purpose is? It is to defend people of color, the poor, and the oppressed. They are necessary only because of juvenile ideas like the one suggested here. I don’t know what kind of lawyers they have but this thing would NEVER pass judicial– or constitutional– muster. The idea is so bad, it’s funny, but predictably, it appeals to the small-minded and/or simple-minded.

  • Love

    Instead of attacking people for being less fortunate, how about addressing the problems that lead to people living in poverty? The government wants their hands in our personal lives, and some of you idiots are so hateful that you would rather see your fellow citizen down than improving their lives.

    Raise minimum wage, get rid of Obamacare, quit forcing the public to pay various insurance scams, improve our schools, stop the chemtrails, remove the flouride from the water, get rid of the GMOs and antibiotic filled livestock… do something to IMPROVE our being. Don’t attack and belittle a human for being, well, human.

    Btw, most ppl receiving government assistance are employed and farm workers. Get your facts straight.

  • maria

    It’s about time. How are you going to use FREE money to WIN money??? I can’t work 2 jobs at once.

  • Grady

    You know, this is really getting ridiculous. Just because a person is on welfare does not make then non-persons. You cannot just take away their rights because you want to. Who is coming up with this crap? Stop blaming the nations problems on welfare. The problem is some parts of the government, Wall street, and bankers who have had a green light to steal billions of taxpayers dollars with no penalties, no jail, no anything!We should stop feeding the “War machine”. People like Bernie Madoff and people like him who are still stealing. The small amount of money given to welfare does not even compare! Get a life. I can’t even call you racist, because the welfare lines have no color line, even though some ignorant people think that it does…

    • KAREN

      I think it is rediculous to not let people on welfare buy lottery tickets.Maybe by spending a dollar on a ticket they might win and be able to get off of welfare. I don’t think they are buying hundreds of dollars worth but one or two tickets isn’t hurting anyone. If you were on welfare wouldn’t you want to chance playing the lottery!! You can’t win if you dont play :)

    • scales

      Grady: Best post I’ve seen. We lose more money to corporate welfare but those who want to stereotype aren’t interested in facts. If they bothered to actually investigate welfare statistics, they’d be shocked at hwat they find (the racial breakdown of welfare recipients.).

  • Latanya

    THERE’S ALREADY A PROBLEM WITH GUN CONTROL IN THIS COUNTRY!!! SAY WHAT YOU ALL WANNA SAY, BUT IF THIS MEASURE IS PASSED AND A WELFARE RECIPIENT WINS, TALK ABOUT A MASSACRE IN NORTH CAROLINA IN YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICES!!! THEN WHAT?…PEOPLE DONT THINK!!! YOU DON’T PLAY WITH PPL OF A CERTAIN CLASS WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR WOMEN AND THEIR MONEY!!!…I’M JUST SAYING..I’M ONLY A MESSENGER

  • http://yahoo bee

    Not all states give money through welfare. Most just give food stamps.
    in Illinois you have to go to some classes in order to get money
    from welfare. I say why do that to get a small amount of money just
    get a JOB! Everyone needs help sometimes but to use the help for things that isn’t a guarantee then you should be taken off public assistance. I say if they are capable of working then they should. Stop sitting on your ass collecting my hard earned money! Not like if you play today you gonna win the lottery. Lazy people are just the worst!

  • Josh Calderwood

    They should ban people from voting if youre on welfare. No more nanny state voters.

    • John

      They should ban the very rich from voting also then….since they also vote whoever will help them financially…

      • Melinda Gladstone

        No welfare people should be banned from voting OR pay taxes on your TAXPAYER provided welfare check!! Notice welfare rats scream for people to pay more taxes ,but they would NOT scream if THEY HAD TO PAY TOO!!! EVERYONE and I do mean everyone should have SKIN IN THE GAME!!

  • bri

    This is unbelievable to me!!! How can so many of you judge what you obviously know nothing about?! Why shouldn’t someone who really NEEDS the money win it? I think lottery tickets should be given to welfare recipients. My whole life I’ve had to hear people “bash” the poor and it’s so tiring. You think people like being on welfare, that they’re proud of it? I grew up in the shacks and I can say this; my mother worked, hard, but it was never enough to get by. So welfare was a small bit of help but embarrassing as well. We struggled, and never knew if we would have a meal from one day to the next. People who have never struggled, never had to choose between “toilet paper or milk” today, should just keep thier opinions to thier selfs. I just find it so sad that noone lives by the rule “help your fellow man” anymore. Everything’s about judgement. I’ve been fortunate enough in my adult life to always have work, always been able to keep my kids fed and a roof over our heads. Thats all I ask for, noone needs more than that. I will continue to believe I’m not here to judge, just to offer whatever I can whenever I can. Thats what I have taught my children, only God is supposed to judge.

    • Melinda Gladstone

      YES…some people DO LIKE being on welfare!! Why work when someone will buy your food, pay your rent, educate your kids, pay your medical bills, pay your heating/cooling costs…YOU ARE A CLUELESS FOOL if you think some people do not enjoy this. I will ALL welfare were wiped out!! That would correct our deficit problem AND the ILLEGAL NOT undocumented ILLEGAL issue immediately!!

      • Cynthia

        Melinda,

        Well said!

    • Gatrics

      Bri, the majority of welfare recips are WHITE PEOPLE!! LOOK IT UP, RESEARCH IT! And now even MORE so, due to the rich, greedy, WHITE CAPITALISTS in this country who want to make even more $$$ by sending jobs out of this country to pay 0 benefits and little to no wages at all! The time you DID see a welfare recipient win the lottery, she was a WHITE woman who chose to remain on welfare, further usurping $$$ and services designed to help the citizens who are really in need of it!! You seem to be a biased individual, based on your statement, in my opinion.

    • m

      You don’t seem to realize many people CHOOSE to live on welfare and expect to be supported so they do not have to work. There is a huge difference between falling on hard times poor and too lazy to work and take all the handouts poor. Believe it or not, many are poor by choice.
      If you are not working or trying to work, should taxpayers buy your lottery ticket? Will the welfare money be repaid if $$ is won?

  • Lavelle

    What is the big deal,from the winners that I see that are announced, none of them are welfare recipients anyway. I know I never see welfare receiving blacks win the Lotto or powerball. The tyranny of U.S policies and control make sure poor welfare receivers dreams don’t come true. It’s all fixed and controlled anyway, so who cares who plays and who doesn’t play.

    • J.J

      Then more white and jew people on warefare,then black on it.Check the numbers and then you can on talk that matter.
      why you don’t see a lot or none black people win lotto cause the little money they get, just to pay and buy food..

  • Sarah

    I completely get their point, but how would they ever enforce it? Any schmuck can walk into a gas station and buy a lottery ticket.

  • http://qsl.net/n8vzl Raynard

    I rent a house in Ohio to pay my rent in NC, make less than 800 a month on SSD and am told I make too much to get services, but if I could and wanted to buy a lottery ticket do you think some dumbazz congressman is going to stop me?

    • http://yahoo.com Shawna

      Ummmm No 1 child and I’m white thank you very much!!!!!!!!!

    • http://yahoo.com Shawna

      For someone with a college degree you should know that it is CHOSE not Choose….And what does color have to do with anything!!!!!!Not just blacks are on welfare…

  • http://yahoo.com Shawna

    I think it’s bull stop trying to keep the poor …Poor and start helping if they have a dollar they should be aloud to buy a ticket….
    The poor deserve a shot at being rich too!!!!Just because we grew up different doesn’t make anyone in this world better than anyone else….You just have more money!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Melinda Gladstone

      NO!!! I was really poor once and CHOOSE to get a college degree and now work FT!! BALONEY!! You want STUFF……E-A-R-N I-T!!!

      • Melinda Gladstone

        Shawna…now doubt a black welfare recipient and buyer of lotto tickets…let me guess, multiple babies from multilple baby daddies too!!!

        • Brittany

          @Melinda..Unnecessary Racist comment. Proud of prejudices?
          What happened to humility?

          Some people have opportunities & take them, others let them pass by…some never get one. We shouldn’t judge, but what is true is that You make your own choices and, in consequence, live by them.

          • Melinda Gladstone

            NO!! I am NOT a rtacists. I am sick of welfare abuse. If YOU are offended, YOU must be one of the abusers. IF you need welfare, you cannot affford lotto tickets…PERIOD!!

          • Brittany

            No welfare here. I, like you, chOse college. I live well. BUT I DON’T judge on other peoples lives. The comment above is quite racist. Read it over & over..it should shame you.

          • Melinda Gladstone

            Apparently I am RIGHT ONE TARGET with you. Hey how about instead of cry baby calling me names…egt an education…GET A JOB and off of the taxpayers back!!!

          • Brittany

            Girl..you’ve got issues. Your Education is exuding out of your pores.

          • Brittany

            My stand on this issue is similar to yours, but without the unnecessary prejudiced comments. People make the decisions they have to live with.
            If only everyone had the same drive to better their lives, right?
            Welfare should be limited to what the individual family needs & no more. A bit of investigation on to this would be necessary so that people don’t abuse on the system. Thus avoiding the excess money spent on luxury items such as nice cars, clothing,..etc. All well-measured and for practicallity only. I can’t say I agree on eliminating it completely, because some people do deserve/need assistance. I saw a comment posted under this article mentioning the ban of other Government assistance as well, such as College financial aid. I don’t know if you might have been assisted by this aid(I’m not interested in knowing either), but it would have helped me out significantly and even though I was eligible to receive it, I didn’t take it(I roughed it & made it). However, I met people there who, for one reason or another, did need that assistance and it paid off
            What I’m saying is that I have enough mind to understand that everyone needs a lending hand for help/assistance..BUT NOT FOR FULL DEPENDENCE. NOT FOR ABUSING. Good luck to the system in resolving the enforcement of Welfare assistance only for the practical need of each individual family.

        • m

          You got a collecge education and dont know the difference between choose and chose and know and now? WOW!

  • Nina

    I don’t see how they would be able to enforce this.They could say the found the dollar on the street that went to buy the ticket or a family member gave them the dollar.It would be more of a waste trying to enforce it.Hey if they win…why not just take a certain percentage of the winnings?

  • Melinda Gladstone

    DOG GONE STRAIGHT!! And I mean the stronger version of DOG GONE!! If you are so poor, you need taxpayer provided government assistance…YOU CANNOT AFFORD LOTTO TICKETS!!!

  • tammy

    I have a better idea. Ban the WEALTHY people from being allowed to buy lottery tickets.

    • http://Yahoo Brenda

      AMEN!

  • Monique

    I’d rather a person on welfare buy a ticket and win with the welfare money and get off of welfare than to buy cigarettes, alcohol, or weed with it.

    • m

      Then there’s the lady on welfare that did win a million and was still collecting welfare!

  • http://Yahoo Brenda

    That’s is so stupid! If the higher ups can go that far, they should be drug testing them. What is ok to spend it on ,weed crack and who knows what else but don’t spend a dime on something that could better yourself and get you off welfare! Really, they can’t find a better way to spend tax payers dollars?

  • FIDEL

    Let then play, If they win, use the money to pay back their welfare

  • Corky

    Yo Paul!! Why don’t YOU look at how the GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES misdirects, mishandels, and just plain wastes money DAILY, before you point the finger at someone else and how they spend their money.

  • Joe P

    Unfortunately there are more lowest of the lowest human beings than God fearing saints like yourself. Life has evolved differently for each of us and due to certain forces their are many out there that haven’t been so fortunate.
    Have you ever seen a family with a grill in their living room cooking rats for dinner? Imagine going home after a long day at the job center with a frown due to watching your kids suffer and quite possibly having your spouse leave, become addicted to drugs, or commit suicide after being let down on a regular basis. Welfare does not make anything go away. The aid is helpful but by no means takes the place of a job and security.
    Obama has made it easy to get this aid. Blame him… people in need have no choice sometimes but to become dependent on a supporter. Jobs in America are not their. Employer can hire the best and leave the rest. So while you are on your high horse judging America’s low income or p[oor maybe you should go live with them and see what is really happening.

    • J.J

      To;Joe P, I see why your name is Joe.P you got a P.Brain you fool of a P.Wow We no you came out of the womb backass out.

  • ervin

    Y stop @ welfare? Let’s go further. Why don’t we ban those on unemployment, social security disability, utility assistance, babysitting assistance, HUD, food stamps, or any other goverment assistance programs? How would they enforce it? Would I need a permit to buy lottery tickets? Hey lets stop welfare people from buying tabacco, alcohol, or dning out. Seems good on paper, but not enforcable.

  • Skye

    Stick with the drug testing that will free up millions! Instead of nit picking at little things. All the people who jump up to bash people who recieve help, I sincerly hope you never reach a point in your life were you have to ask for help and there will be none for you. It will forever be easier to sit on your ass and point fingers not everyone who recieves help takes advantage!

    • Cynthia

      Skye, I have no issue with the ones who seriously need assitance. It’s the ones using it for the wrong reasons! I agree drug testing will free up millions! I work my A** off to stand in line and watch as they are eating better then most families and driving around with fancy cars. Total abuse of the system!!!

  • Melanie

    Good, I think they should ban welfare CASH recipients from purchasing lottery tickets but only if the recipients are using welfare as a way of life (ex: having one kid after another so they don’t have to work) .. don’t punish the ones who have no choice (ex: can’t work due to circumstances).. this would entail ALL welfare recipients be investigated, if they are able to work byby welfare (cash benefit, possibly medical benefit, food stamps depending on situation), which in turn would create jobs cause someone’s gotta do the investigating right?

    • Zaid Shakur

      The United States tax payers send $8 million A DAY in the form of aid to ISRAEL. What do we get back? This has got to be a far larger drain on our economy then a few lottery tickets. Why should American taxpayers pay for Israeli citizens to be comfortable, yet draft laws to penalize our own disadvantaged. It’s insane. It’s a policy of “ISRAEL FIRST”. I believe should look after Americans first!

  • DERRICK

    absolutely love this idea…Heck some people on welfare have nicer things particular CARS than I do…And i make a Deceit Income….This is best think I have seen in weeks on the internet….LOvE it love it i LOVE IT>>>>>

    • Cynthia

      Thank you Derrick! People on government assitance should not be buying lottery tickets! While we the rest of us pay for it! I’m sick of seeing the abuse!!

  • JIm

    You can’t just pick on people who are on welfare. You must include everyone who receives government funding (for example student loans)

    • Melanie

      people use student loans to pay for college so they don’t have to be on welfare not exactly the same thing as someone on welfare popping out multiple kids cause they don’t wanna get off their ass and work ..

    • m

      That’s the stupidest thing one could say! Sudent lOANS are not HANDOUTS! LOANS are repaid when the hard-working students graduate-whether they are able to get a job or not. Welfare is often handed out to peopl eto lazy to work. Should they be allowed to try to get rich on tax-payers money? Are they going to repay what they took in wefare if they win? No!

  • http://hotmail Ade

    O YES, IN SEE LAWSUITS COMING, STAY TUNE. THIS LAWMAKERS ARE DIPPING THEIR HEADS INTO FIRE.

  • http://yahoo.com Shawna

    I have worked my whole life…..But I have been layed off for two years and can’t get a job anywhere and you are damn straight I’m getting help it’s not lazy it’s not being able to find work where I live!!!!!!!!!!And payed into welfare all my years of working so you are damn straight I’m collecting what I payed into it…..And I also go to school for it too!!!!So down ppl for needing help especially in this economy today!!!!!!!Not everyone is born with silver spoon in their mouth.

    • Melanie

      Again let me reiterate .. they should not punish the ones who have no choice .. only the ones who DO NOT want to work and make welfare their way of life … I don’t know about you but I’m tired of living from pay check to pay check cause I have to pay for people who don’t wanna get off their ass and work …

  • Latanya

    WHY DON’T THE GOVERNMENT DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR ANCESTORS WHO WORKED FOR FREE FOR YEARS AND YEARS…MOST OF YOU COMPLAINING GOT SENT TO COLLEGE OFF OF MY PEOPLES’ HARD WORK, SWEAT AND TEARS.. YOU MO FO’S ANCESTORS DID NOT WORK AT ALL, SO HOW THE FLAKE CAN YOU ALL TALK…EVERYBODY IS SO SCARED OF BECOMING THE MINORITY THAT THEIR TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR VOTING RIGHTS, ASSISTANCE, YEAH I SAID ASSISTANCE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ANY TYPE OF HELP, LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS SO AFRAID OF OUR SECOND TERM CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER OF A PRESIDENT..(BY THE WAY HE WILL MAKE CHANGES AND YES YOU HERE FIRST..LMMAO@”YOU PEOPLE)…EVERYONE WHO’S FAMILY WAS LAUGHING AT US FOR SO LONG IS NOW AFRAID THAT THEY’RE CLINGING TO THEIR GUNS…IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY THESE DAYS..

    • BC

      Lame excuse. That does not affect you and you should be over it. Get a job and quit expecting others to feel sorry for you. You are not a slave unless you are on welfare so if you are get off of it and you can spend your money on what you please.

      • Latanya

        I’M NOT ON IT, NEVER HAVE LUCKILY MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER AS BEAUTIFUL AS SHE WAS, SHE WAS A BIG ENOUGH PIMP TO GET YOUR ANCESTORS TO LEAVE HER IN HIS WILL…I PIMP RICH WHITE MEN FOR A LIVING, BY THE WAY I HAVE A BUSINESS DEGREE, AND TWO BUSINESS..ONE IN L.A. THE OTHER IN ATLANTA..AND IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW A PIMP IS NOT A PROSTITUTE!!

        • http://Yahoo Joel

          Latanya, you seem to be very proud that you “pimp” white people. It’s good that you live here because your comments would make you dead in other places. You are one of the reasons so many people dislike the fact that President Obama is in office. If you are proud of your race, be proud; don’t denigrate it by showing the ignorance that is the stereotype.

    • George

      Latanya
      you need to remember who sold “YOUR ANCESTORS” into slavery guess who their own tribes. so go back to africa and live there and my ancestors were told when they came here in 1920 and worked for little to nothing and built the country. you do not hear us complaining I bet if you check your family did not come from slaves they probably came here many many years later.

      GET A LIFE AND STOP SUCKING THE TITE OF AMERICA.

      • Latanya

        READ ALL MY COMMENTS BOO…I’M ONLY IN HERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU SCARY PEOPLE…I AM HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY..I HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT, WHITE BOYFRIEND, VERY RICH), BLACK LOVER, AND TWO DAUGHTERS ATTENDING COLLEGE, MAJORING IN POLITICS..WHO HAS IT BETTER THAN I?..TELL ME

  • g z

    The lottery is just a tax on stupid why should welfare recipients be exempt?

  • Corky

    Well maybe your right. Lets ban them from buying lottery tickets that way they will have more money to buy the things they really need like ALCOHOL, CRACK, WEED, you know the nessities.

    • Latanya

      THEY CAN BUY WHATEVER THEY WANT AND YOU TALKING ABOUT IT WON’T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT IT BUT COMPLAIN!! THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL

  • Working citizen

    I am gainfully employed and never play the lottery – it is a gamble -just like the slot machine. I just LOVE those on assistance claiming they deserve the chance to get rich. – Never mind the one in ten million chance involved. There is no cure for stupid.

    • wendy

      ^ Right on!!

      • Latanya

        THEY’RE THE ONES WINNING THAT’S WHY YOU’RE MAD DEVIL…LOL. THIS MEASURE WILL NOT PASS, BECAUSE NO ONE WILL PLAY…YOU PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY..IF YOU’RE SCARED, STAND UP WHEN YOU READ THIS!! #ILOVEMYPRESIDENT

  • wendy

    Since the taxpayers paid for their welfare, let the taxpayers get a cut of the winning!

  • David

    Needs work but the banning would help many of the poor and uneducated citizens of NC. A better crackdown would be the requirement of passing an observed random drug test for illegal and elective drugs (tobacco,alcohol).

    People on welfare have proven they can’t make rational decisions. Asking taxpayers for help in your personal matters should require VERY strict rules and guidelines to continue receiving assistance. To simply give money to the uneducated is a very poor way to run a system. Why does the government think these individuals are capable of making good budget decisions when they have been making poor life choices to put them in their situation? Being on welfare should feel as restrictive to the citizen as being on supervised legal probation. Nuff said..

    • http://notsure Tony

      Hey David! It sounds like you are an educated person, with a degree from college. I have a few questions for you.

      1. Do you understand that our nation’s national debt was created by educated & highly educated folks like you? Not poor uneducated folks! So, making good budget decisions require wisdom not intellect.

      2. Do you think that our national leaders should be required to “pass an observed random drug test for illegal and elective drugs…?” Because 70% of our leaders use these drugs. Maybe, that’s why our national leaders are “incapable of making good budget decisions.”

      3. Did you really believe that your comment was intellegent? Hardly! Because you never really took the time to think about it through.

      • Latanya

        ENOUGH SAID.

  • Working citizen

    Latanya – learn to spell, and by the way – please learn to THINK! Obummer will be gone in 4 years, and you will still be where you are now -probably nowhere -with nothing -unless you stop depending on handouts and learn to fend for yourself. I am a community college teacher and most of my students are on financial aid – you can do it too, but first you have to stop blaming everyone else for your own bad life choices

    • Latanya

      I LIVE A GREAT LIFE BOO, IM HOME RIGHT NOW BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND HATES FOR ME TO DO ANYTHING ON FRIDAYS.. I HAVE A BACHELOR’S IN BUSINESS, TWO BUSINESSES, AND I PIMP WHITE MEN FOR A LIVING.. BY THE WAY A PIMP IS NOT A PROSITUTE…I HAVE A BLACK LOVER. I LOVE MY LIFE, JUST GOT BACK FROM THE INAUGURATION…DID I MENTION I HAVE AN EXECUTIVE HOME IN D.C., IN WHICH MY RICH WHITE BOYFRIEND PURCHASED FOR ME IN ’09, WHEN OBAMA WON, REPUBLICANS LOVE ME, TOO

  • http://yahoo kimeeee

    It’s not winning the Big One that is the problem. It is all the lottery tickets purchased while trying to win the Big One. It is all of the money intended for aid not going there. For example, I was in my local store and while in the check out line, the woman behind me offered to pay for my purchase with her food stamp debit card if I reimbursed her fifty cents on a dollar. I refused and she had the temerity to take umbridge with me, asking if I thought I were the welfare police.

    This happens day after day all over the country and it needs to be addressed. We need welfare reform in the worst way and a good place to start is a time limit. One or maybe two years on welfare or as long as you are in school. Another would be to cut off any alien (legal or illegal)from the possibility of receiving welfare.

    • http://Yahoo Joel

      I agree. The same has happened to me and it p….. me off. I grew up needing assistance. I was on a job when I could work and have been ever since. Had food stamps one time for two months. This has to stop. Go back to commodities, 50 bucks for a kid, 150 bucks for a family, and see how fast all these welfare riders get a job. When welfare beats minimum wage the leeches follow. Prosecute any SOB that buys anything other than food with stamps/card. This is pathetic and gets worse.

    • Rosslyn

      Ummmm…..please be educated about this topic. There are time limits for cash benefits in all 50 states.

  • Wayne

    I’m for it. If you win any lottery then a simple check determines if you are receiving Federal or State assistance. Since you are using Federal or State money to play you shouldn’t be allowed to receive or keep any winnings. Too many people getting Federal money with no ambitions of changing their current situation. If you do not want to be told what to do with your money or want to spend i thow you wish, then work to get your lazy a$$ off any assistance.

  • Jenny

    No one seems to be looking at the reason so many single moms are on welfare. Many single women were not planning on raising several kids on welfare, but after their worthless piece of crap husband beat them, the kids, and killed the dog, single parenthood and welfare just looked too good to pass up. Before you judge, ask yourself how people end up on welfare!!!

    • Melinda Gladstone

      One guess……YOUR life story. Sorry, if you NEED my taxpayer provided welfare check YOU cannot oafford for me to have to pay for lotto tickets. I was really poor once. TWO kids to raise on my own…my choice…I went to college, EARNED a BSN and now work for full time. Get a education, get a job. NOT my money!

    • ChubbyChuck

      I work hard and give half my money to the government and it gets gambled away by people that are living off my back. I deserve at least half the proceeds of any lottery win!

    • stiggity

      Oh it’s DEFINITELY all the guys fault that women have multiple children on welfare. You’re certainly right they weren’t planning…
      And you’re totally wrong about something else: the term “husband” doesn’t really exist in most of these communities. 80% of children born in Detroit are illegitimate.
      It takes two to tango, babycakes.

      • just me

        It definitely takes two to tango. And, some of us know that its not ‘all the guy’s fault that women have multiple children on welfare”. However, which ever of those children belong to whatever ‘guy’; it would be awesome if that ‘guy’ would provide half of the child’s care. Then, the need to depend on the government would decrease significantly.

        And, where do you get your Detroit stats (80% illegitimate)???

    • Kelly

      Worthless whores should have kept their legs closed,problem solved

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