Michiganders across the state have put on their thinking caps to explore ways we can positively affect our communities. Take a look
|Bobbie Dianne Spitzner
||July 20, 2011
||I have long thought that if employees must pass a urine test in order to be employed; so should welfare, state employees, and any others, including state representatives of all parties. Lets clean Michigan up and be a shining light to other states that it can be done. I have always resented welfare recipients, who are able to work, being couch potatoes, when I was working.
My husband and I rented to welfare recipients, and saw first hand what went on. The sad thing was that we were renting to the 3rd generation. The cycle has to be broken somehow! Give food, pay the rent, but do NOT give money. It only goes to the corner store for one bottle of pop at a time ( the most costly way of buying), or cigarettes, or beer. Classes on nutrition, budget management and other courses can be taught at local levels by volunteers, before eligibility is granted for ONE year, and then they have to do it all over again. If a child is born, classes in child management should be immediately required, and birth control required. If another child is born, the benefits are forfeited.
If they can't work for a living, make them work at being better, more productive citizens.
We have just recently (March 13) moved back from an absence of twelve years, and find that Florida and Michigan should get together. Each has some good ideas and if they were put together by both states, there would be less fraud. Also would limit the ability to just jump from state to state wherever the pickings are the greenest (as in money).
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