Last week, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill that ends welfare benefits for 41,000 Michiganders. Until then, there was no limit to how long poor people in Michigan could receive benefits. The law ends payments after four years. Nearly 30,000 children are affected by this axe which will save the state $77.4 million annually, according to the Senate Fiscal Agency.
According to Rep. Ken Horn, who sponsored the bill, this will end the stampede of poor people flooding into Michigan to collect endless benefits.
Except that the idea that this is happening is a myth.