State of Michigan Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Bob Young: We can't continue with an entitlement mentality

Q: What do you want to change?

A: The entitlement mentality is something I'm going to try and arrest when I get to Washington. The democrats like Debbie Stabenow are bribing our citizens by using your taxpayer dollars to cause you to accept handouts.

Source: Michigan's Big Show on 2018 Michigan Senate race Jul 19, 2017

Abdul El-Sayed: Economic well-being means helping those less privileged

El-Sayed said Ann Arbor will be important to this campaign, considering its history of producing "people-first policy." El-Sayed said students need to recognize their privilege if any empathetic work is to be done. "The economy is largely subsidized by people who often don't have access to our institutions," El-Sayed said. "We need to translate economic well-being into helping the lives of people who aren't as privileged."
Source: MI Daily Staff on 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial race Mar 13, 2017

Randy Hekman: Transform to nonprofit/charity model to provide assistance

During the debate, Kaine pitched himself as a moderate political leader, mentioning frequently that he cut state spending by $5 billion during his time as governor, while simultaneously making investments in infrastructure and human development. Allen criticized Kaine for accepting the role of chairman of the Democratic National Committee, saying he should have spent his final year as governor on state priorities, "not the national partisan role of advocating for President Obama's policies."
Source: Petoskey News on 2012 Michigan Senate debate Feb 20, 2012

Rick Snyder: No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants

New bills require the state to develop an automated system that will facilitate information sharing. Soon cross-checking the names of people receiving public assistance against a database of outstanding felony warrants in order to make sure only those who are eligible are able to receive public assistance will be possible.

It is already illegal for anyone with a felony warrant to collect welfare benefits, but the state does not currently have a good system in place.

Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #264222 Oct 18, 2011

Mike Bishop: Require able-bodied welfare recipients to work

Source: 2000 Michigan National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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