Sep 5, 2011
The Michigan Legislature and the Governor passed a law cutting 12,000 families off welfare – effective October 1st.
The Dept. of Human Services estimates that 11,188 adults plus 29,707 kids – averaging around the age of 7 – will be cut off from money for rent and necessities on October 1st.
This will likely throw more than 40,000 people into homelessness. The government’s own statistics say it takes Michigan’s unemployed over six months to find a job – an all time record high!
The same politicians who lavished 1.8 billion dollars in tax cuts on rich corporations are now preparing to give them more by cutting off those who are the poorest.
Demonstrators voiced their anger and opposition at Cadillac Place on September 1st. They chanted: “Stop the war on the poor!” Regular Thursday demonstrations are planned.