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

By Booger following x   2017 May 28, 12:00pm 1,191 views   13 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


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   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 May 28, 12:01pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Roll this out to the whole US.

2   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 May 28, 12:15pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

And tighten up proof of citizenship.

3   Done   ignore (1)   2017 May 28, 12:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   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   Hassan_Rouhani   ignore (2)   2017 May 28, 12:47pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

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

5   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 May 28, 1:10pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Why can't they do farmwork the illegals do?

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

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

7   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 May 28, 4:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   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   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 May 28, 7:34pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

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

9   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Jun 6, 8:22am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   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   ignore (1)   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.

11   Tenpoundbass   ignore (10)   2017 Jun 6, 9:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

A drop in the bucket when you consider the millions on the dole.

12   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Jun 6, 9:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

There's a proverb in the Bible that says the lazy man won't even lift the spoon to his mouth. Case in point...

13   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Jun 6, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

NuttBoxer says

There's a proverb in the Bible that says the lazy man won't even lift the spoon to his mouth. Case in point...

Nothing like going hungry for a few days to get the lazy bum off his ass.

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