College students on Food Stamps?

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    30,000 students receiving food stamps? WTF? I don't have a problem with people receiving food stamps if they truly are in need, but this really is nuts. And this is one of the reasons a lot of people get upset with those receiving welfare, because they should not be. In this case, I'm glad to see that Michigan is making a wise decision in putting an end to this nonsense.

    Mich. removes about 30K college students from food assistance

    Mich. removes about 30K college students from food assistance - Toledo Blade
     
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    It was stupid to put college students on food stamps in the first place...

    Politics-State | 30,000 college students kicked out of food aid program in Michigan | The Detroit News
     
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    Whatever happened to breaking into the cafeteria after hours?

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    Don't college students have a dining facility where they can eat?
     
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    Well yes but they have to pay for their meal cards. Most only buy one meal a day but that isn't enough for someone that busy.

    I'm happy they are in school. If we have to feed them, so be it.
     
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    The most striking statement in this whole story is:

    So...what they are saying is they ignored them for years...
     
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    OMG!!! They have to actually pay for their meal cards?

    That's a fucking OUTRAGE!

    Whatever.
     
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    Probably the only group on food stamps that will one day pay enough taxes to pay back what they receive. That said I don't agree with giving food stamps to most of the people that receive them. I worked with a guy that was making 35-40K and qualified for food stamps because of his 6 kids. He actually thought the government owed it to him because he wanted a large family. And our STUPID government apparently agrees with him.
     
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    Students are faced with huge tuition increases at many universities lately, which have far outstripped inflation. Their food money is going for books and tuition.
     
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    Hmm I was under the impression they could eat for free if they were living in the dorms, like in the service.
     

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