investmentwatchblog.com / Submitted by IWB, on October 31st, 2015
by: J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Generous benefits policies in the state of Illinois — enacted over years by left-wing big government statists to pacify key voting blocs — have so demolished the Land of Lincoln’s economy, that now, elected leaders there are openly committing fraud and, in doing so, essentially daring residents to do something about it.
As reported by Inside Edition, a group of Illinois residents became incensed after state officials refused to pay out $288 million in lottery winnings — despite the fact that the state is still selling lottery tickets as evidenced by televised ads.
State officials claim they can’t afford to pay out the winnings until a current budget crisis is resolved — but of course, that undermines the notion that state lottery earnings are stand-alone funds that are off-limits to budget planners in the state legislature and governor’s office, as they should be.
Susan Rick, one lottery winner, told Inside Edition: “We won. We finally can have a comfortable life. Suddenly, you’re going to pull the rug out from underneath us? We had a ticket for $250,000.”
Also, a group of city employees in Chicago who joined a lotto pool won a million dollars, but they haven’t received a dime of it yet, either.