I had a friend who lost his job. He applied for welfare. He couldn’t believe how easy it was. He told his ex-wife, they make this to easy. They were practically throwing money at him. I think it is to easy and becomes a disabling crutch, ruining more lives instead of actually helping them. I remember it use to be almost impossible to get disability. I remember a man who was truly sick. Him and his wife struggled, he had to apply 3x’s for disability and waited over 6 months before he was ever accepted. Now they help people become disabled.
i agree, it’s terrible. i’ve heard the ex tell her friends, “you need to move to MI, i’m getting food stamps, cash, health insurance, home heating assistance, they helped me buy a car... and i’m STILL nailing [me] on child support”
have you heard anything about the lifetime 4 year cap the legislature has been talking about? that’d be a great start to weaning off te deadbeats.