Alabama just passed a policy that requires welfare recipients who can, to work to receive government help!
35,000 people who were not paying attention to that fact, or ignored it, lost their food stamp welfare benefits.
If they are able-bodied adults they have to work at least 20 hours a week, or get cut off!
Personal responsibility baby! I have no problem with a welfare safety net! It is when it gets turned into a fishing net is when things get bad.
People need to be self sufficient as much as they can! The people that REALLY need help, don’t have as much if those that do not need it just take it!
On January 1, 49,940 Alabamians, 18 to 49 years old, were relying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As of May 1, that number had fallen to 15,375, according to Barry Spear of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Spear says the state will see a savings of more than $6 million due to the updated welfare figures.
The drop in Alabama’s food stamps dependents was the result of federal work requirement waivers expiring.
According to the USDA, working for government welfare is not new:
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) limits the receipt of SNAP benefits to 3 months in a 36-month period for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) who are not working at least 80 hours per month.
The newest face on the $20 Bill, Harriet Tubman was also a firm believer in this concept of trying to not be dependent on welfare! (Take that lefties!)
“Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.” ~ Harriet Tubman
Kudo’s to Alabama! You did the right thing! These people will be better for it.
Entitlement mentality. They never get it!