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The qualification could be work or training or education?

There are many intern or volunteer or community service jobs that wouldn't be done if a minimum wage needed to be paid.


Recently, Michigan imposed a work requirement for people on Medicaid. The sponsors of the legislation admitted that policing the program would cost more than they would save by booting layabouts off Medicaid. Why do it? The bill's sponsor said it was to force people to take minimum wage jobs that are going begging to help out the "job creator class".

Michigan plows on with Medicaid work rules as law is struck down in two states

...the rules also are intended to help people get into jobs as Michigan employers say they struggle to find talented workers.


https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/michigan-plows-medica...

As the objective is to force people to take crap jobs, I would suspect the number allowed to do community service would be restricted to maximize the number of people competing for jobs to clean sewers and shovel poo, for free.

Steve
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