TV5 Viewers Weigh In On Bridge Card Abuse 5-17-2011 - WNEM TV 5

TV5 Viewers Weigh In On Bridge Card Abuse 5-17-2011

Gage writes:
The State of Michigan wants to cut teaching jobs, while Mr. Fick just got $1 Million and is still using his Bridge Card. And he thinks he deserves it because the IRS took half of what he originally won. There are single parents out there struggling to provide for there kid(s) let alone themselves. It's not right at all.

Suzanne writes:
Thanks for exposing the millionaire using the bridge card. This is another example of our government's slatternly handling of our tax money. My daughter is a full time adult pre-pharm student in college, can't find a job, and was allowed a bridge card to help with the groceries (under Jennifer's governorship). She had it for one month.
When Governor Snyder took over, he suspended bridge cards for college students! While some kids' parents may be financially able to subsidize their living expenses, unfortunately we are not in that position. Our daughter is 48 years old, lost her job due to down sizing, and is now in the process of learning a new profession so she won't fall into the state's welfare system.
What more student funding can the governor cut and still expect our children to be educated enough to support themselves?

Gordon writes:
Someone hitting the lottery should have his bridge card automatically canceled!! Those people who need and use their card properly could find themselves being questioned or investigated because of this one unethical person.
I hope in the following days his card is taken away from him for good!!

Herlinda writes:
According to the Bridge Card guidelines "most types of earned and unearned income are counted" & "eligibility depends on the financial situation of all members of the household group" The Bridge Card is set up for low incomes households not millionaires! Leroy Ficks $1 Million is far from low income.

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