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post #1 of 10 Old 12-05-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Seattle welfare recipient lives in million-dollar home | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News
A Seattle woman who is receiving welfare assistance from Washington state also happens to live in a waterfront house on Lake Washington worth more than a million dollars.

Federal agents raided the home this weekend but have not released the woman or her husband's name because they have not officially been charged with a crime.

However, federal documents obtained by KING 5 News show the couple currently receives more than $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus state and government disability checks and food stamps. They have been receiving the benefits since 2003.

The 2,500 square-foot home, which includes gardens and a boat dock, is valued at $1.2 million. And even though the couple has been receiving the benefits for nearly 10 years, records show that they accurately listed the address of their current home when applying for the state and federal benefits.

A federal official told KING 5 that the couple likely took advantage of a loophole, which allows low-income individuals to receive financial assistance to help them pay their rent and move away from housing projects. However, the law does not require officials to verify what type of home the benefits recipient is living in.

As if the million dollar home weren't enough, the supposedly low-income couple also gave money to various charities and traveled around the world to locales in Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico, according to court records.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-05-2011, 06:31 PM
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man it is things like this that make my blood boil............ I will refain from what I'd like to say or I will have to Ban myself.

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Very upsetting, its all over the news up here in WA. Can't stand people like this.


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and gave to charity as well...
WOW. THAT takes the cake... This reminds me when i was like 13 or 14 and saw ODB get his welfare or food stamps in a limo on mtv...
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There was a woman at a gas station the other day trying to buy lottery tickets with her welfare check....

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Thats is horse manure. I see it on craigslist every once in a while where somebody has an ad that says "$200 worth of groceries for $100 cash" so they can go buy their beer, dope and lotto tickets.

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Son of a....

And here' I've been trying to get ahead by trying to work for a living.....
I guess I screwed that up, yeah???


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Follow-up on this welfare couple!!!

Couple Popped For Being On Welfare While Living In $1.2 Million Dollar Home! [Video] | Bossip


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I knew that wouldn't last long! Unfortutanely, theres more out there getting away with the same kind of BS!!!

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Well hell, I've been doing it all wrong! Tomorrow I'm gonna go quit my full time job and drop out of my full time nighttime college courses and apply for federal assistance!

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