30,000 college students in Michigan are being removed from the federally funded food stamp program. Michigan had its own liberal rules regarding elligibility which allowed college students, who normally don’t qualify, to receive food stamps. Program abuse such as this contributes heavily to our economic woes and the entitlement culture that is encouraged by it needs to stop.
From The Detroit News via Drudge
Michigan has removed about 30,000 college students from its food stamp program — close to double the initial estimate — saving about $75 million a year… Federal rules don’t allow most college students to collect food stamps, but Michigan had created its own rules that made nearly all students eligible… Michigan had created an exception for those participating in a valid employment and training program. Employment training was defined as attending college…As a result, the number of Michigan college students on this form of welfare made the state a national leader… CMU (Central Michigan University) was singled out by Corrigan as having publicized students’ eligibility for food stamps on the university’s website…Even after the recent removal of 30,000 college students from the food stamp program, close to 2 million Michigan residents — one in five — are on the program.
Read about it here: Students Cut from Food Stamps