A Michigan woman, Amanda Clayton, recently made headlines for winning one million dollars. She made headlines again for continuing to accept government assistance after she cashed the check.
What’s her excuse?
Did she think she deserved “$200 a month in state food assistance”?
After taxes, Clayton took home a little over $500,000, “which she used to buy a new home and car.” In other words, she already had at least one house. Instead of paying it off like a responsible citizen, she bought another one and continued to accept government assistance.
To be fair, what Clayton did was technically not illegal, but it was most certainly immoral.
The complete lack of contrition and supreme entitlement mentality Clayton demonstrates is indicative of a broader cancer plaguing the United States. Millions of Americans actually believe that the government owes them a handout. Especially when the president’s rhetoric actively promotes class warfare.