I couldn't agree more. The Bridge Card is a way of life for so many and they know every trick. I really think they should randomly audit and if they have a huge flat screen TV, a new car, the designer clothes and accessories, an I-Phone, take it away. We watch them buying the best products - no problem. I have worked for 35 + years and anticipate another 10 years and I'm looking for every no-brand, mark-down & sale. I say only for the really needy and no more than 2 years. One grocery store by me tells me 80% of their intake is on the Bridge Card and one cashier says the same people have been using it since she started - 27 years ago and now their kids have one too!! There is a real problem. Also, how about the work for the money, or tie what they get to school attendance for their kids. Do something because the rest of us paying for all this are very angry about the abuse.
2) Re: 2011 Senate Bill 109 (Ban welfare “bridge card” cash ATM withdrawal in casino ) by polarbear on May 10, 2011
South Dakota got it right.-- 25-4 52 - 25-4-54
LEGISLATIVE- AMEND MICHIGAN ADOPTION CODE LAWS
AMEND CODE 710.56 (6) ADD ON
EXCEPT IF A CHILD IS ADOPTED BY A MATERNAL OR PATERNAL GRANDPARENT THIS DOES NOT PROHIBIT EITHER GRANDPARENT TO VISITATION OF GRANDCHILD IN THE 1ST.DEGREE."""
THIS ADD-ON DOES INPUT INTO PARENTS RIGHTS, AND IT WILL SAVE CHILDREN LIVES. SAVE STATE MONEY WISE, GRANDPARENTS OF BOTH SIDE AGREE, IN AARP-VETERAN-AND MANY OTHER STATES ARE CHANGING TO THE ""EXCEPT" ADD ON - JOIN THE AMENDMENT TO ADOPTION CODE, WRITE TO CONGRESS DEMAND - TO THE ADD-ON OF 710.56 (6) TO BE PUT INTO LAWS. LEGISLATIVE : DIDNOT EVEN INPUT THE EXCEPT GRANDPARENT" INTO LAW IN 2003- THEY JUST FORGOT.
710.56 (6)-ADD ON-- ""EXCEPT IF A CHILD IS ADOPTED BY MATERNAL/PATERNAL GRANDPARENT THIS DOES NOT PROHIBIT VISITATION BY GRANDPARENTS IN THE 1ST. DEGREE. """"
3) Re: 2011 Senate Bill 109 (Ban welfare “bridge card” cash ATM withdrawal in casino ) by G.Hurrell on April 16, 2011
This is a ridiculous waste of time! Bridge card recipients will simply withdraw their cash from an ATM before entering the casinos. This is like telling people they no longer have access to running water in their homes because you outlawed outside spiggots. The state needs to stop the practice of using bridge cards for any type of cash transactions. Any non food purchases should be done through a voucher system that uses the lowest bidder as it's source for redemption of the voucher. Welfare needs to be a temporary way of life for those in need and not a permanent source of cash to do with as one pleases.
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