Catholics To Snyder: Consider the Needy 4-14-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Catholics To Snyder: Consider the Needy 4-14-2011

In a letter to Governor Rick Snyder and four other members of the Michigan legislature, the seven Catholic bishops of Michigan urge law makers to not make changes that will impact the destitute in the state.
The letter asks law makers to "carry out your responsibilities with greater attention to the needs of the poor, the unemployed and other vulnerable persons who make up a large part of the citizens of Michigan."
The Catholic leaders are targeting several items in the proposed budget that they are concerned will have harsh affect working poor and impoverished families in Michigan. These items include:
Elimination of the earned income tax credit, which according to their research does more to lift working families and poor out of poverty that any other policy, tougher restrictions on the Family independence Program, and disqualifying anyone with a past drug-related offense from basic assistance.

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