Friday, October 15, 2010

Your tax dollars at work

Inside Higher Ed reports:
Michigan's Department of Human Services has heard enough rumors that college students are abusing its equivalent of a food stamp program that it has deemed the idea "Myth No. 5" on its list of welfare program myths. But the Lansing State Journal, in an article published Thursday, quotes numerous store clerks complaining that local college students are using their "Bridge Cards" -- which are supposed to be used only for essentials -- on mixes for liquor and junk food.
State officials say that as many as 18,000 college and university students are receiving food assistance at any point in time. Some myth.

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