The far left is in high dudgeon because 500,000 people are expected to be taken off food stamps this year. If you listen to Democrats you’d think evil Republican governors are lining up to force the Democratic voter base onto the streets where they’ll starve to death.
Under the Obama administration the “supplemental nutrition assistance program” – or SNAP – has grown to unprecedented numbers in their effort to trap more people into dependency on the federal government. Republican governors are doing something about it.
The way the law is written state governors can require SNAP recipients who are able-bodied adults between 18 and 49 and who don’t have children to work, volunteer, or enroll in job training programs for at least 20 hours a week. If you have children or you are disabled you’re exempt from that requirement.
Democrats think that’s unfair. It’s just not fair that their base should be required to work or volunteer in order to collect welfare.
One of the things that won’t be addressed is that “the poor” seem to fall into the group who are also known as “the obese.” It’s interesting to watch visitors who come to the U. S. from Third World countries. There dumbfounded when they discover that poor people in the U. S. have cell phones, television sets, many own their own homes, and most of all, they’re fat.
Maybe they should be removed from food stamps for the sake of their health.
In Missouri up to 30,000 people could lose their food stamps. In Tennessee the number is about 150,000. In Kansas, another 20,000, and so on.
Remember, families with children and the disabled still don’t have to work or volunteer. The only people this affects are able-bodied adults who refuse to work, do volunteer work, or attend job training. That means couch potatoes who prefer Oprah to their food stamp benefits, otherwise known as the Democratic voter base, must work. This will undoubtedly be an issue in this year’s election. Republicans would rather have the unemployed trained and working, and Democrats just want to nurture them.
What won’t be addressed is the fact that the rules allowing governors to remove people from food stamp rolls because they’re too lazy to work, volunteer, or participate in job training, were signed into law in 1995. Let me think, which one of the Bush family was president in 1995? Oh that’s right, it wasn’t a Bush. It was William Jefferson Clinton, and his co-president Hillary Rodham-Clinton.
And that would be the same Hillary Rodham-Clinton who is running for president this year.
I can’t wait until Bernie Sanders starts attacking her for wanting to starve the poor.