I Deserve It

Boy, does that statement come with some freight in the following story:

This fall, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton won $1 million from the Michigan State Lottery. Sure, someone else getting handed a huge check might make some a little jealous, but many were outraged at Clayton’s winnings, as she was still using a Bridge card.

A Bridge card is Michigan’s food stamp debit card. After clearing about $500k, after taxes and a lump sum payout, Ms. Clayton is still hungry.

Clayton said she thinks she still has a right to the $200 a month in state funds.

“I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay,” she said. “I have two houses.”

Oh my.

Clayton said she will keep using her Bridge card until the state cuts her off. She said it’s because she deserves it.

“It’s just hard, you know. I’m struggling,” she said.

Another member of our entitlement society has spoken. Are you listening?