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Mich. governor signs 48-month welfare limit
09-07-2011, 09:48 PM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Mich. governor signs 48-month welfare limit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1.

Michigan's first-year Republican chief executive said the state will offer exemptions to the limit for those with a disability who can't work, those who care for a disabled spouse or child and those who are 65 or older and don't qualify for Social Security benefits or receive very low benefits.

Some recipients who are the victims of domestic violence also may be temporarily exempted.

"We are returning cash assistance to its original intent as a transitional program to help families while they work toward self-sufficiency," Snyder said in a statement. He noted that the state still will help the poor by offering food stamps, health care coverage through Medicaid, child care and emergency services.


What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
09-08-2011, 02:23 PM #2
bohica Member
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The latest new battle is to have food stamps usable at restaurants. I don't go out to eat, mainly because, in Olga's words, "yeah, and tomorrow is expensive shit in toilet". Also, because we prefer to know the how, when, and what of the preparation chain. Food stamps were meant to ensure nutrition, not lifestyle. For the price of one restaurant meal, a family could get at least 3squares a day at home.

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09-08-2011, 02:37 PM #3
Upāsaka Member
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Food stamps are there to placate the poor and disenfranchised from standing up for themselves. Run by JP Morgan. Stop 45 MILLION AMERICANS receiving Food scraps, er stamps and there would be major unrest.

09-08-2011, 02:51 PM #4
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Food stamps at restaurants is just more corporate welfare. Taco Bell, KFC etc want a piece of the welfare pie and couldn't care less how it affects those who 'In SNAPS we trust'

Trillions for war and trillions for banksters but unemployed Americans are the problem? LOL!
09-08-2011, 03:00 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Food stamps really do help a lot of people get by. The problem with them, as is the problem with most of these programs, is the you get very little or nothing unless you are completely unemployed. Rather than help keep you afloat through hard times, they wait until you hit bottom and then keep you there. Rather than provide incentive and assistance toward getting back on your feet and self sustaining, they do the opposite. They encourage you to stay unemployed and punish you if you try to improve yourself. There is not much more disheartening than going to the grocery store after a long hard week of working and picking your way through the generic food and adding up your total as you go so you don't spend too much just to gt to the checkout and see someone standing there with two carts overflowing with steaks and all the best the store has to offer...

and they pay with food stamps...

That has happened to us many times. Now tell me, what incentive does that person have to get a low paying job so they can have a shopping buggy that looks like ours when Uncle Sham will keep buying her a bountiful harvest?

Welfare reform is sorely needed throughout the entire country. The problem is that most of them will turn to a life of crime to pay their way. Keep an eye on Michigan and you will see it happen. Their already high crime rate is going up.

Food stamps in restaurants is just wrong. I read an article about that. It is nothing more than restaurants trying to recoup some of the money they lost during the recession. I say fuck no. Why should they waste $60-100 eating in a restaurant when they could make 6-10 meals with that same money?


What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
09-08-2011, 03:25 PM #6
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Kreeper, check this out it's about to get worse


Good post btw cheers.gif



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