It will be a daunting task for President Trump to go after welfare leeches between the Democrats and RINOs, but he is insisting on putting a work requirement in for able-bodied welfare recipients. Several states have now added them and it has had dramatic effects.
There are many reasons for this. The main reason discovered over the years is that people who work off the books and show no income apply for everything they can get, but if they are required to work, they would have to give up their jobs. When Obama did away with the work requirements, applications went through the roof.
“When the House and Senate meet on the very important Farm Bill – we love our farmers – hopefully, they will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House approved,” he posted on August 2.
“Senate should go to 51 votes!” he continued, signaling that he wants the work requirement provision passed.
Similar changes at the state level have had a dramatic impact on the use of welfare and saved taxpayers serious money.
In Alabama, for example, requiring food stamp recipients to meet some common-sense prerequisites had results so impressive that they’re impossible to ignore.
“13 counties in the southern state recently reinstated work requirements for their government food programs, and the results were staggering. Food stamp usage dropped by 85 percent,” The Western Journal reported in June 2017.
The Democrats always use fear mongering in fighting against welfare reform, because it hurts their base. But the only ones who are required to work are people between 18 and 50, who are able bodied and able to work and have no children. No, kids aren’t going to starve. It’s refreshing that we have a president who is totally unaffected by political correctness.