Michigan has been taking financial hit after hit after hit. The city of Detroit and the rest of the state have buckled under the effects of unemployment rate like no other. Now the republican governor for the state is enforcing the previous governor’s plan for cutting off cash benefits to welfare recipients. Can anyone say “Dead wrong!”
Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to watch as tens of thousands are cut off financial assistance come October 1. According to the Detroit News, previous governor, Jennifer Granholm, enacted a law in 2007 that put those in need on a four year time scale. Now it’s time to pay the piper and tens of thousands will see their financial assistance dry up in a matter of weeks.
There is no possible way to sustain themselves in a state where the unemployment rate is nearly 11 percent. What will they do? I’ll tell you what they’re going to do, find another emergency program in the state to assist them with rent and other financial problems and the $60 million the state claims it will save on this four-year limit will not be any savings at all.
This plan makes no sense in a recession. This is a plan for a state when things look like they are turning around, not when they are spiraling down in the wrong direction. Check out the story here.