Here is Why 15,000 People Lost Their Food Stamps

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Wonderful news! Food stamps have been so abused in our society. Government really has no business in charity. This should be left to local churches and other groups that can do this more effectively.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 Sums this up perfectly: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Some will call this mean spirited, but in reality it is more caring since we know that the fraud and abuse would be greatly decreased. Government would be doing more of what it is supposed to do instead of trying to take care of all things.

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Nearly 15,000 Wisconsin residents have lost their food stamp benefits because they refused to seek out employment, according to reports Sunday.

The new work requirements went into full effect back in April, and residents had until July to comply. Under the new FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) qualifications, recipients are required to work or be actively seeking employment. In the first three months, 15,000 recipients were dropped from the program, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

“The FSET program was created to help guide able-bodied adults back into the workforce, or put them on the path to gainful employment while remaining on FoodShare,” Republican state Rep. Mark Born said in a statement, according to Right Wisconsin. “So far we have seen thousands of individuals follow the FSET program and secure employment as a result. It is important we continue to enact reforms and transition people from reliance on government to independence.”

The new rules requires able-bodied adults without children to work at least 80 hours a month or be actively seeking employment. The figures were released by the state Department of Health Services in response to an open records request.

The federal government used to require similar work requirements but began granting waivers to states in response to the 2007 recession. States like Louisiana have have let their waivers expire. Other states have also considered doing the same. The food stamp program is officially known as The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is run by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with state agencies.
While many were dropped, approximately 4,500 recipients in the state were able to find work through a new job training program. Roughly 770,000 state residents receive food stamps.

Not everyone believes ending the waiver is a good idea. Sherrie Tussler, executive director of the Hunger Task Force, warned the requirements could put undue stress on nonprofits and charities. The end result could be food banks becoming bankrupt.

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Obama has made America a food stamp nation. He’d be thrilled if everyone was on food stamps and government provided everyone’s meals.

Once government has everyone dependent on them, their power will be absolute and nothing can stop them. We will be minions subject to the whims of the liberal masses.

It is about the attitude of entitlement. We have a nation that wants handouts and loves the idea of sitting at home on unemployment playing video games. Lazy people are why we shouldn’t have government involved in charity.

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Jay Taylor is Senior Vice President of Political Strategy at Liberty Alliance and a graduate of West Virginia University with an MBA and Computer Engineering degrees. Jay oversees the popular websites Conservative Byte and Patriot Update.

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