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  1. #1 30,000 college students kicked out of food aid program in Michigan 
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    The Northerner (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-08-11 02:19 PM
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    30,000 college students kicked out of food aid program in Michigan

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    Lansing Michigan has removed about 30,000 college students from its food stamp program close to double the initial estimate saving about $75 million a year, says Human Services Director Maura Corrigan.

    Federal rules don't allow most college students to collect food stamps, but Michigan had created its own rules that made nearly all students eligible, said Brian Rooney, Corrigan's deputy director. As a result, the number of Michigan college students on this form of welfare made the state a national leader. For example, Michigan had 10 times the number of students on food stamps as either Illinois or California, Rooney said.

    Cutting off the students is part of what Corrigan says is an effort to change the culture of the state's welfare department and slash tens of millions of dollars of waste, fraud and abuse.

    "Maybe (students) could go get a part-time job that's what I did," said Corrigan, a former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court who attended Detroit's Marygrove College and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

    "We want to encourage people to be self-sufficient, not to be dependent on the government," she said in an interview with The Detroit News.

    Read more: http://detnews.com/article/20110808/POLITICS02/10808035...
    Of course the DUmmies think this is terrible, just as they seem to think that people should get everything handed to them on a silver platter and not have to work for it (except, of course those whose parents have worked and chose to give part of it them-those people need to be taxed so they have nothing to pass on to their children). It's only OK if the government gives it.
    gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-08-11 02:24 PM
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    1. Did 30,000 part-time jobs just magically appear?

    I think Corrigan should be less dependent on the government, too. Someone should fire her sorry ass.
    DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-08-11 02:24 PM
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    2. "Maybe (students) could go get a part-time job that's what I did"

    Where the fuck are they going to get a job asswipe . There are NO JOBS AROUND CAMPUS where these kids can get jobs asswipe.
    Yes that is a problem. One liberals have exacerbated. Spending money we don't have isn't going to encourage job growth.
    WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-08-11 02:27 PM
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    5. There will be less jobs now that there is 75 million less percolating

    in the Michigan economy.
    So says the liberals simplistic thinking.
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    Good!
    You can bet these leeches are not paying for their education either.
    I bet they all have money for the bar, internet, cell phones and the rest of the stuff.
    The only problem may be that some of the college athletes may now go hungry, but based on the results of previous seasons, there is no great loss there either.
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    If you can't feed yourself, then you can't afford to go to college at the moment.
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    Isn't hunting season just around the corner??? :D
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsean View Post
    If you can't feed yourself, then you can't afford to go to college at the moment.
    Reminds of the worthless drunks around here ... can't afford stuff for their kids ( food, clothes, doctor) , but always seem to have enough money for beer
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    Good, let them eat raman noodles and red hots and beans like my generation had to. Hey, give up the cell phone and ipod for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorsedriver View Post
    Good, let them eat raman noodles and red hots and beans like my generation had to. Hey, give up the cell phone and ipod for awhile.
    Priorities....



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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsean View Post
    If you can't feed yourself, then you can't afford to go to college at the moment.
    It doesn't have to be so angry. "Food stamps" if I am not mistaken was originally part of "Aid to families with dependent children." If there are college students who qualify for AFDC because they have children, that's one thing. But if we're just talking about college students getting food stamps just for being poor, then that is another matter, it's not the intended use for the program.

    If you are a college student and cannot afford food, then get a job working 4 hours a week so you can buy $28 worth of groceries. Walmart loves part timers. Parents love baby sitters. Old people love to have a guy that works for peanuts who will clean up the back yard or the shed.
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    From the article...
    Kayla Neff, a 19-year-old Spanish and computer science student at Central Michigan University who qualified for food stamps in September, said it's tough to find a job in Michigan, particularly for students with little experience.

    Neff said she and her father share about $150 a month in grocery money from the program, which "made all the difference in the world," but her eligibility is now under review.

    "Students should be focusing on their education, not whether or not they'll be able to eat dinner or whether they can manage to find a job and balance it on top of their studies," Neff said in a Friday email interview from Mount Pleasant.

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    Many see using food stamps while attending school as a scam, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick described it in much that way in his new autobiography.

    Kilpatrick, who was recently released from state prison after serving time for violating probation and awaits trial on federal corruption charges, revealed he used food stamps when he attended Florida A&M University in the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the time, his mother was a state representative and his father was a top Wayne County official

    Under the federally funded program, college students generally aren't eligible, Rooney said. But Michigan had created an exception for those participating in a valid employment and training program. Employment training was defined as attending college, he said.

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    Not all college students have been kicked off food stamps. For instance, single moms who go to school can still be eligible, as can certain students who work at least 20 hours a week.
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    WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Aug-08-11 02:27 PM
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    5. There will be less jobs now that there is 75 million less percolating

    in the Michigan economy.


    No Dumbass, that $75 million was taken OUT of the economy in the first place - and taken from job producing
    entities and then WASTED on programs such as this.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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