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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 06:44 AM
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31. Many ways around that,
If you're poor and win in MI, create a trust and have the trust claim the prize.
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  -Michigan Lottery Bill Would Block Welfare Recipients From Winning Big Prizes Purveyor  Oct-25-10 08:11 PM   #0 
  - Screw that. Damn Morality Police types!  hobbit709   Oct-25-10 08:16 PM   #1 
  - Why discriminate? Ban the state lotteries. n/t  DCKit   Oct-25-10 08:19 PM   #2 
  - exactly! nt  nofurylike   Oct-26-10 03:04 AM   #27 
  - That's how you'd have to do it- through through federal preemption  depakid   Oct-26-10 07:43 PM   #49 
  - So they want to keep them on Welfare then ??  bindelh   Oct-25-10 08:19 PM   #3 
  - +1  DJ13   Oct-25-10 08:31 PM   #5 
  - A dollar & a dream,  Historic NY   Oct-25-10 08:24 PM   #4 
  - Smart. Cut into the profits of businesses operating in poor neighborhoods  Kdillard   Oct-25-10 08:43 PM   #6 
  - Did you read the comment by the small business person?  depakid   Oct-26-10 07:58 PM   #50 
  - The lottery could be the only dream and hope  EC   Oct-25-10 08:50 PM   #7 
  - Talk about a pointless and unfair law  KingFlorez   Oct-25-10 08:59 PM   #8 
  - the lottery is already a tax on the poor, now they want to tax most of the winnings too  eShirl   Oct-25-10 09:01 PM   #9 
  - I have lived in Detroit  safeinOhio   Oct-25-10 09:11 PM   #10 
  - No doubt  caraher   Oct-26-10 07:20 AM   #33 
  - "If youre barely making it, you shouldn't be gambling."?  Lord Magus   Oct-25-10 09:13 PM   #11 
  - Why should the poor be the only group not allowed to gamble?  DBoon   Oct-25-10 09:29 PM   #14 
  - Exactly. It's not just welfare recipients wasting their money gambling  Blasphemer   Oct-27-10 11:30 AM   #54 
  - Whose money is it, really?  customerserviceguy   Oct-25-10 10:25 PM   #22 
  - When the money leaves yuor hands to theirs, it is theirs. Period. (nt)  The Straight Story   Oct-27-10 12:29 PM   #56 
  - Isn't if ironic that the same folks who keep screaming  MadMaddie   Oct-26-10 07:05 PM   #48 
  - disgusting proposal  handmade34   Oct-25-10 09:14 PM   #12 
  - At the same time these ass clowns push for more SS funds to be used to gamble on  mrcheerful   Oct-25-10 09:25 PM   #13 
  - Right on! nt  raccoon   Oct-26-10 08:25 AM   #34 
  - +1000 .nt.  Hawkowl   Oct-26-10 11:53 AM   #41 
  - So spending a dollar and hitting millions to bring them out  Bitwit1234   Oct-25-10 09:29 PM   #15 
  - So they're saying that  Ineeda   Oct-25-10 09:59 PM   #16 
  - How does one know a person is on welfare by just looking at them?  LiberalFighter   Oct-25-10 10:07 PM   #17 
  - Oh, you can buy the ticket  customerserviceguy   Oct-25-10 10:23 PM   #21 
     - NO, NO, NO....a thousand times NO!!!  Moostache   Oct-26-10 11:32 AM   #39 
        - When you ask the government for assistance  customerserviceguy   Oct-26-10 06:06 PM   #43 
  - Stupid  bluestateguy   Oct-25-10 10:07 PM   #18 
  - They really don't have anything else to do, huh?  Colobo   Oct-25-10 10:18 PM   #19 
  - The lottery is a tax on people who can't do math  customerserviceguy   Oct-25-10 10:21 PM   #20 
  - that is my favorite saying ... lottery is for ppl who cant do math ...  littlewolf   Oct-25-10 10:52 PM   #24 
     - If you're on the public's dime  customerserviceguy   Oct-26-10 06:17 AM   #30 
  - So let's say a poor person lucks out and wins a $million...  rasputin1952   Oct-25-10 10:32 PM   #23 
  - That's unfair  sakabatou   Oct-25-10 10:56 PM   #25 
  - Time for a 'mob' to move back in and...  hayu_lol   Oct-26-10 02:37 AM   #26 
     - So where do you get that from my post?  sakabatou   Oct-26-10 04:16 PM   #42 
  - Bill of Attainder  The Second Stone   Oct-26-10 03:25 AM   #28 
  - What if you got the tickets as a present?  My Good Babushka   Oct-26-10 05:59 AM   #29 
  - Many ways around that,  MadHound   Oct-26-10 06:44 AM   #31 
  - So that makes sense. Someone who needs the money won't be allowed to have it?  Vinca   Oct-26-10 07:03 AM   #32 
  - There are some simple loopholes.  LiberalFighter   Oct-26-10 08:28 AM   #35 
  - next they will restrict food stamps to cover only bread and water  eShirl   Oct-26-10 08:33 AM   #36 
  - No kidding. nt  BlueIris   Oct-26-10 09:31 AM   #37 
  - Change that to "Bread, salad, and beans" and half of DU will cheer for it.  Lyric   Oct-26-10 06:55 PM   #44 
  - Lotteries are a tax on poor math skills  Recursion   Oct-26-10 10:54 AM   #38 
  - I know an elderly couple that play the lottery every Saturday.  PBS Poll-435   Oct-26-10 11:34 AM   #40 
  - And what if someone else buys you a ticket?  Lyric   Oct-26-10 06:56 PM   #45 
  - The lottery is the last--the very LAST--way for poor people to move into the wealthy bracket.  Lyric   Oct-26-10 06:59 PM   #46 
  - That's bullshit!  MadMaddie   Oct-26-10 07:04 PM   #47 
  - Wow, this takes moronic to a new level.  ProSense   Oct-26-10 07:58 PM   #51 
  - Stupid ass, hateful law. :(  political_Dem   Oct-26-10 08:05 PM   #52 
  - More incentive to play the illegal lottos run by organized crime.  JVS   Oct-27-10 11:15 AM   #53 
  - It won't work  mstinamotorcity   Oct-27-10 11:57 AM   #55 
  - OK, let me see of I understand this. Welfare recipients are bad, but we want them  Old Troop   Oct-27-10 04:59 PM   #57 
  - Regardless of whether "buy the lottry dream" is ...  Kweli4Real   Oct-27-10 05:26 PM   #58 
  - WTF is wrong with this...  awoke_in_2003   Oct-27-10 05:55 PM   #59 
  - This is good news  golfguru   Oct-27-10 06:02 PM   #60 
  - That's illogical the prize is drawn from a pot everyone puts into status should have no bearing...  DemocraticPilgrim   Oct-28-10 12:21 AM   #61 
 

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