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Beginning April 1, 2016, the re-enactment of the federal work mandate law will take effect. The law requires those who are in need of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

The SNAP provides a single recipient with $194/month in funding for groceries. 

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD), those folks between the ages of 18 and 49 who have no excuse to not have a job, now have to go out and get one.

Let’s all agree that the economy could be a minor stumbling block to gainful employment of an ABAWD. We can also agree that there are a whole lot of gamers of the system taking advantage of the system and effectively stealing from those people who do need the SNAP.

Twenty state governments opted to re-enact the three-month limit and work mandate. Certainly there will be folks who will be angry, but too bad. It is time to get back in the game of contributing to society.

Especially since, “The labor force in the last few months has seen significant gains,” according to Claire McKenna of the National Employment Law Project as relayed to the New York Times.”

While we can debate the sentiment of that statement, we can certainly agree with Rob Nichols. Mr. Nichols a spokesperson for the Kasich campaign, Interestingly, Kasich was part of the original crafting of the workd mandate back in the mid-1990s.

Nichols said, “These are, again, adults—no dependents, physically and mentally capable of working.” You can’t argue with that. “Just as much as we believe in the social safety net, we also believe it’s a sin not to help oneself.” Amen!

Source: American News




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