It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A bill has passed in the Michigan Senate that would require those receiving public assistance to do some “volunteer” work. Another bill, which passed the House Commerce Committee, requires drug testing, revoking benefits for welfare recipients who refuse the test or who test positive. “The whole intention is to make certain folks have some skin in the game, and I don’t feel that there’s any problem with making folks go out and do some kind of community service in order to receive their cash assistance,” Hune said.
reply to post by TDawgRex
Widespread corruption or widespread misery index? The unemployment rate in Michigan is such and particularly in the population centers, that they can pass a Commandment from God himself to order them all to work. It won't put people into jobs which flat out don't exist.
One can't legislate them into existence. There is a % of Welfare Queens as there always have been ... There is a FAR greater % over the last 6-8 years who never wanted to be on benefits, never asked to be and hate being there. 10's of millions of them at last headlines on the topic.
Anything to make life a little more complicated and miserable for those already enduring too much of both...is adding fuel to a simmering forest fire, IMO. Just more fuel into the mix, indeed.
I wish Conservatives would put forth the same amount of effort at combating the trillions of dollars wasted when it comes to corporate welfare.
The food stamps that corporations receive are nothing compared to what your average joe gets "gaming" the system.edit on 9/19/2013 by muse7 because: (no reason given)