GOP Pushes For Tougher Work Requirements For Food Stamps… Dems Are Outraged!
Give a man a fish feed him for one meal. Make him work for the fish and learn a trade, give him a life of self-determination.
I don’t recall Bubba getting called racist by the Democrats for singing welfare reform… Do you?
I think that they should just do away with EBT cards altogether and instead hand out food boxes to those that are really in need! You know like President Trump suggested.
— Junkyard Dogs (@baileyjer) April 19, 2018
House Republicans are pushing for stricter work requirements in the food stamp program, the first concrete legislative step this year targeting the nation’s public assistance programs.
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The proposal was introduced over the objection of Democrats as part of the 2018 farm bill, which a House panel marked up Wednesday.
The legislation would dramatically expand mandatory state workforce training programs, and require all adults aged 18 to 59 to work at least 20 hours a week, or be enrolled in a training program in order to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The legislation budgets $1 billion per year to pay for the expansion.
The work requirements are projected to cut SNAP enrollment by up to 1 million people, and would cut spending on SNAP by $20 billion over 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis. […]
House Democrats, faith groups, and advocacy organizations like the AARP have all blasted the work requirements as overly burdensome and unworkable.
“SNAP is one of the best anti-poverty programs we have, and the proposal would compromise its ability to remain as effective and efficient as it is,” said Elizabeth Wolkomir, a senior policy analyst at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.