Michigan Governor To Sign Four Year Welfare Limit Law

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    (Its really no big deal, they can simply move to Illinois when Michigan cuts off their welfare checks after four years. Illinois Governor Quinn will be happy to welcome them, "You vote Democratic, don't you?")

    "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.

    Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, signed a bill that created a four-year limit starting in 2007. But that law exempted many welfare recipients, including those whose caseworkers said they were making progress toward finding employment."


    Mich. governor signs 48-month welfare limit - Yahoo! News
     
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    D'ya think importing Michigan's welfare recipients will help Illinois Governor Quinn avoid a jail term, since the two previous occupants of the Illinois governor's office are now doing, or are scheduled to do, hard time?
     
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    Hey - Lighten up. They are our governors and we will put them in jail if we want to!:lol:
     
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    Eventually every State is gonna have to do the same.

    Bout time in my book.
     
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    4 years seems rather lengthy...
     
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    First, excellent idea.

    Second, let's see the libtards poo-poo this, since one of their own started it :rofl:
     
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    yea its great about welfare reform,people will just sell there stamps,more kids will go hungry.with all the training the system put into motion people are going to be lined up to hire those who lack education and experience.
     

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