Bill Would Block Bridge Cards At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores « CBS Detroit
I was most astounded by the last sentence in the article.LANSING (WWJ) - Are Michigan welfare recipients using state funds to pay for strippers? One lawmaker says it’s a problem.
Senator Rick Jones will propose legislation that aims to make sure Bridge Cards aren’t used to withdraw cash at strip clubs or liquor stores.
Jones told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Zahra Huber it’s outrageous that people would spend that money on alcohol or strippers, instead of the basic necessities.
“My family takes in foster children. A number of them have been food-deprived because their parents use their Bridge Cards to obtain drugs and alcohol,” Jones said. “I am shocked that anybody would take the cash portion that is meant to provide for children and use it in strip clubs and to buy booze.”
And we were just told that employment is soaring and the economy is on the uptick.Roughly 1.9 million Michigan residents – nearly 20 percent of the state’s population – are covered by the program