Nothing terrifies Democrats more than seeing prosperous Americans. The lazy, unemployed and undocumented are the people who keep them in office. In order to keep getting votes, they have to ensure that people stay down, stop trying, and never reach their full potential.
By keeping people dependent on welfare, Democrats are keeping them dependent on the left.
It’s why none of the Congressional Black Caucus members clapped when Trump announced that black unemployment was down during the State of the Union address.
It’s why Democrats never want to give Trump praise for stimulating the economy.
And it’s why the left are outraged that he’s trying to get people off of welfare. Currently, if you are between the ages of 18 and 49, not disabled, and have no dependents, you do not qualify to receive food stamps unless you work at least 20 hours a week. But the left needs these people to rely solely on the state, and have implemented ways to sneak around this rule, like having states apply for waivers from the work requirement if unemployment is high in the area.
But Trump’s USDA is trying to put a stop to these antics once and for all.
From The Hill:
In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking late last month, the USDA signaled that it’s looking to put new restrictions on waiver eligibility.
Currently, states can qualify for a waiver if an area has an average 12-month unemployment rate of more than 10 percent or the state can show it does not have a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment.
Supporters of changing the waiver rules say stricter requirements will push people back into the workforce.
“We can totally understand in a bad economy or in certain isolated cases someone might need an exception … however, today we have 6 million open jobs, we’re approaching all-time low unemployment and employers are having a hard time filling jobs,” said Sam Adolphsen, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability.
“Now is not the time to be waiving the work requirement.”
Liberals, or as they like to call themselves, “anti-hunger advocates”, say these new restrictions will stop the 3.8 million able-bodied Americans who are using food stamps from getting the help they need.
But this action of Trump’s USDA may be just the nudge towards self-sufficiency that these welfare recipients need. With jobs at an all time high, there’s no reason why these people can’t work for their food like the rest of us do.
The so-called “safety net” provided by the federal government was never what the founders of this country intended. They enshrined our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not our right to have the government take care of us from cradle to grave.
What was once considered a temporary program to help people down on their luck has expanded into a bloating bureaucracy that’s robbed people of their motivation to work. Hopefully these new restrictions will add a little extra incentive for people to find that motivation once again.
Source: The Hill