Whenever people who are on public assistance and are expected to work if they are able to do so, a significant number of them will run the other direction like scared rabbits before they will take a job that requires actual effort.
That assistance somehow loses it’s charm when the people receiving it can’t spend their time sitting on the couch watching TV or playing video games.
Some people will avoid work like the plague if they can find someone else willing to tolerate having them around all the time and living in their basement.
But there is some hopeful news: this particular state has implemented work requirements for those receiving food stamps and their enrollment numbers have declined steeply.
From Conservative Tribune:
According to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, after the Razorback State began enacting work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — colloquially known as “food stamps” — back on Jan. 1 of last year, the rolls of recipients dropped by roughly 25,000 individuals in just one year.
According to KASU-FM, the state had ended a waiver on a three-month limit to food stamps for able-bodied childless individuals between 18 to 49 who do not work, unless they’re either enrolled in school or a job training program.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that roughly 9,000 were kicked off of the program as of April 1, when the three-month limit could start being enforced. Between April and November, the program shed another 15,000 individuals.
Of the 10 states that implemented the requirements last year, Arkansas saw the largest drop in food stamp enrollment, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
And that’s not all. Since 2013, the over-500,000 individuals in Arkansas who participated in the food stamp program has been reduced to 418,000.
Now that Donald Trump is set to take the presidential reins away from Barack Obama on January 20, we could see a whole slew of these kinds of policies coming down the pipe in the not too distant future.
Putting food stamp recipients back to work and being productive should be a top priority instead of the Obama approach, which seeks to add as many leeches onto the public dole as he can manage to sign up.
As in illegals from Mexico and Syrian refugees (or terrorists in training if we consider the truth of what’s happened in Europe).
America has about all the freeloaders we can stand! We’re all full up!