Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on March 29, 2012, to explicitly authorize in statute an asset cap for determining financial eligibility for food stamps (this is already done administratively, with the current cap at $5,000).
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The vote was 26 in favor, 12 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 176)
Ban welfare for big lottery winners
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)|
|Emmons (R)||Green (R)||Hansen (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jones (R)||Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)||Marleau (R)|
|Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Pavlov (R)|
|Proos (R)||Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Rocca (R)||Schuitmaker (R)|
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)|
|Hopgood (D)||Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)|
|Whitmer (D)||Young (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|n Anderson (D)||n Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||Y Casperson (R)|
|Y Caswell (R)||Y Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||n Gleason (D)||Y Green (R)|
|n Gregory (D)||Y Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||n Hood (D)||n Hopgood (D)|
|Y Hune (R)||n Hunter (D)||Y Jansen (R)||n Johnson (D)||Y Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||Y Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||Y Moolenaar (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||Y Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||Y Rocca (R)||Y Schuitmaker (R)||n Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|n Warren (D)||n Whitmer (D)||n Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 176 on 2011 House Bill 5033
Great idea? Come on, you have no idea of what your talking about. Point out to all of us just where in Michigan's food stamp regulations or those of the feds for that matter just where 1)"vacation homes" are ignored and 2) where they have to sell anything. Just because you own a 12' boat and 3 hp engine isn't going to render you ineligible in any one's book. While its true excess assets or income could render you ineligible at the point you applied there is no mandate you have to sell anything at any time. If that boat put you over the assets limit then you and only has to decide if your going to sell the boat to get food on the table.
As is the case with so many who criticise Isabelleelise's comments are based on misinformation and actual knowledge where of she comments.
Asset test for welfare recipients! Great idea! Will stop moochers who just don't want to have to sell their vacation home or boat, etc. as they'd rather have the MI taxpayers provide them food stamps.