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Thousands dropped from Food Stamps in GA due to employment requirements. Make America Work Again.

By Booger   2017 May 28, 12:00pm 738 views   13 comments   watch   quote

Thousands of Georgians have lost their food stamps after the state gave them an ultimatum: Get a job or lose your benefits.

Georgia has been rolling out work requirements for food stamp recipients for over a year. The latest round affected some 12,000 people in 21 counties, several in metro Atlanta, who are considered able-bodied without children.

When the April 1 deadline came around for them to find work, more than half — 7,251 — were dropped from the program, according to state figures released this week. Essentially, the number of recipients spiraled down from 11,779 to 4,528, or a drop of 62 percent.

State officials say they plan to expand the work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019, with another 60 coming on board next year.

“This is about protecting taxpayer dollars from abuse, and taking people off the cycle of dependency,” Morris said. The big drop in numbers, he added, “shows how tax dollars are abused when it comes to entitlements.”

1 rpanic01   2017 May 28, 12:01pm   ↑ like (4)   ↑ dislike (4)     quote      

Roll this out to the whole US.

2 Blurtman   2017 May 28, 12:15pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote      

And tighten up proof of citizenship.

3 Graybox   2017 May 28, 12:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote      

From 1 of the comments in the article

dhowardporter 4 days ago

I'm a liberal Democrat and believe the government should step in and help people when they need it. That said, the help should have a beginning and an end. It must not become a lifestyle. For someone who is truly incapable of doing any work whatsoever because of child-care issues or disability, the government safety-net should be there for them. Otherwise, if they are capable of productive work then any government help must be accompanied by some effort on the part of the individual to pay their own way and show the government a plan for getting out of the hole of welfare. As I said, I'm a liberal Democrat but I'm also a taxpayer with a job.

4 SpecialSnowflake   2017 May 28, 12:47pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote      

And kick out the illegals to open up jobs for citizens.

5 lostand confused   2017 May 28, 1:10pm   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote      

Why can't they do farmwork the illegals do?

6 Ceffer   2017 May 28, 1:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote      

Nothing to worry about, there's lots of road kill in Georgia.

7 komputodo   2017 May 28, 4:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote      

lostand confused says

Why can't they do farmwork the illegals do?

The closest those lazy assholes would get to farmwork is playing FARMVILLE on facebook.

8 rpanic01   2017 May 28, 7:34pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote      

If people get hungry enough they'll do even the worse jobs illegals mostly do.

9 zzyzzx   2017 Jun 6, 8:22am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote

85% drop in food stamp recipients in AL counties where work requirement restarted

The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 13 counties that reinitiated a work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, saw an 85% drop in recipients.

The counties had been exempt from the work requirement due to high levels of unemployment. But with the economy recovering, the state of Alabama restarted the work requirement on January 1 this year, which resulted in the massive drop in SNAP participants.

10 Strategist   2017 Jun 6, 9:12am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote      

lostand confused says

Why can't they do farmwork the illegals do?

You want them to work? How cruel of you.