‘Work For Welfare’ Programs Now The Law of The Land in Over 20 States
Welfare reform is gradually making its way across the United States and it's a beautiful sight to behold. Instead of giving freeloaders and lazy people the means to simply sit back and let others care for them, over 20 states have decided to set laws and stick by them. It's finally happening.
The laws that are finally being upheld are referred to as "work for Welfare" programs which force recipients of Welfare, Food Stamp programs, and other benefits to meet certain basic requirements before they can receive those benefits.
Liberals hate these laws. They think that, because a person doesn't want to work or hasn't looked for a job recently, that they shouldn't have to, that the state should take care of them.
But for adults ages 18-49 who aren't disabled or mentally handicapped and who don't have young children still at home, the days of freeloading are coming to an end.
It's estimated that an average recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds (SNAP) receives approximately $194 dollars of food stamps and help from the federal government a month. That's a lot of money when you take into consideration the number of people who are on these programs.
For the adults specified above, if they aren't working 20 hours a week in a part-time job or engaged in a work-study program, they won't be allowed to receive funds any more.
That's a law that will potentially affect 1 million Americans, who, as of April 1, have to meet those government requirements before they can receive any more government funds.
"No matter how hard they’re looking for a job, or are willing to participate in a job training program, they lose their SNAP after three months," said a budget spokesperson.
That can seem harsh if you take it at face value, but it's important to recognize that these people are freeloading off of the hard-earned taxes of you and me. If they can't at least put forth minimal effort to get a part-time job or to even just go to a work program at their local community center, they don't deserve it.
h/t: America News