Saturday, September 17, 2011

How Bad Is It?

Children sentenced to extreme impoverishment.

30,000 children face destitution from welfare cut in Michigan

"On September 6, Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a new lifetime limit of 48 months for receiving cash welfare benefits in the state of Michigan.

It is estimated that 12,600 families, including 11,188 adults and 29,707 children, will be affected immediately. These families will lose an average of $515 a month beginning October 1.

“Since cash assistance is the source of income for some families and is how they pay for rent, they will have to find a different place to live,” Judy Putnam, communications director for the Michigan League for Human Services, told the media. “We’re very fearful that many families will be left homeless.”

She stressed that now, at the beginning of the school year, kids are just getting settled into classrooms. “If they are uprooted, it will disrupt their school year,” Putnam emphasized. The average age of children in families receiving cash benefits is 7.

Putnam also stressed, “A lot of these folks are working,” she said. “They just don’t make enough money to even leave the cash assistance rolls.” In order to qualify for the assistance, families of three have to earn less than $814 a month, or 44% below the government’s already impossibly low federal poverty level. “So a lot of people are trying. We know that there are a lot of low-paying jobs out there.”

The new 48-month lifetime limit is the most draconian welfare statute in the hard-hit US Midwest. According to the Detroit News, there are five-year limits in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Indiana has a two-year limit for adults—but none for children."

Each day the fascist wars of choice cost americans over $1,000,000,000.


Blogger Nina said...

horrific bullshit. the levels these "people disguised as humans" sink to... the answers/solutions so right there - so glaringly obvious at this point if people haven't gotten it by now...

mr. t stumbled upon this today and wanted me to send you the link. pretty interesting.

17/9/11 9:23 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Thank you for that, Nina.
I had read that too at WhatDoesItMean and found it interesting. Those quakes were anomalous, and coming so close together actually were pretty suspicious, and since all we get are lies from the government alternative explanations are preferable.

18/9/11 5:13 AM  

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