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President Trump has quietly fired the starting gun for a race toward another round of welfare reform by signing Executive Order 13828, which directs his agencies to take a deep dive toward reforming and streamlining welfare programs. The key goals: move more able-bodied adults from welfare to work, crack down on welfare fraud, and preserve resources for the truly needy.
Nobody (left OR right) likes healthy people using the safety net as a hammock.
Automan Empire saysNobody (left OR right) likes healthy people using the safety net as a hammock. No liberal I have ever met has liked the idea of welfare for perfectly healthy people. It's the people they elect that love it.
My niece on welfare with 4 kids just got her tax return checks from the government. She collected welfare all year long with free rent as well in a nice house in the bay area. She lives like a queen. Now she just got a check for $4,400 from the feds, and $2,600 from california when she filed her taxes and said she baby sat a bit on the side. She is considered the "working poor" by tax laws. No way now she will get a job now, and she will ALWAYS vote democrat, and why not.
Be happy, it could be worse like the UK or Australia.
Most of the savings from the plan -- which would bump 1.2 million people from the food-stamp rolls -- would be consumed by new administrative costs for the program, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. The analysis, released late Wednesday, examines several proposals in the farm bill, which was introduced in the House last month.
Also even if some of the savings would be offset we could have clean streets is SF if you make the bums work. Win win!
very good idea actually. How about tying welfare benefits to cleaning streets/highway curbs/other public spaces? US would become the cleanest country in the world.
Out of morbid curiosity how exactly are "we" supposed to "make" someone work ? At gunpoint ?
I hope this leads to real and meaningful reforms, instead of a dog and pony show to legitimize wholesale slashing of items not budgeted to benefit billionaires.
The Socialist experiment of giving people a free living forever has already produced results: crime, generational poverty, the destruction of the family, tragically abused children, hopelessness, and horrible social culture.
Any chance you might include the DoD budgets in this ? Does this also apply to "corporate" welfare ?
Feux Follets says"corporate" welfareRon Paul used to say that biggest welfare queens are the mega-rich, and I think he has an excellent point.
Not true anymore as social services are outgrowing pretty much everything else.
mell saysNot true anymore as social services are outgrowing pretty much everything else.A lot of those programs are corporate and social welfare wrapped in one. SNAP for example is not only feeding poor people, but also a corporate handout to Big Ag. Obamacare is as much welfare to insurance companies as to uninsured. It can be even questioned who benefits more - poor people or corporations. In long run probably corporations, because without handouts to them prices would have to drop.
SNAP for example is not only feeding poor people, but also a corporate handout to Big Ag
Be happy, it could be worse like the UK or Australia