Providence College student Christine Rousselle says she received at least five marriage proposals after writing about how she witnessed “massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse” while working as a Walmart cashier. She says that abuse included “extravagant purchases made with food stamps; including, but not limited to: steaks, lobsters, and giant birthday cakes.” Rousselle was also upset by:
People ignoring me on their iPhones while the state paid for their food. (For those of you keeping score at home, an iPhone is at least $200, and requires a data package of at least $25 a month. If a person can spend $25+ a month so they can watch YouTube 24/7, I don’t see why they can’t spend that money on food.)
Rousselle tells the Bangor Daily News that “I’ve actually gotten five marriage proposals from this. Or at least five. I haven’t checked the comments yet today.” She adds: “I’m floored by all of this. …I’m having the time of my life. I would love to do this full-time. My dream job is to be Ann Coulter.” (Coulter praised Rousselle’s column in a tweet.)
The college junior’s next move is to set her critics straight.
I’m planning another post – ‘Christine is not a monster’ – just to clear up some misconceptions. Oddly enough, there have been comments accusing me of being a racist. Well, Maine is 94 percent white, and the people I referenced in the column were white. People are going to read what they want to read. One person called me a pretty little privileged white girl. No. That’s not true. It’s very weird to be attacked on a personal level.
UPDATE: There are a lot of comments about this post on my Facebook page. Friend me if want to read them.