Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
This is good news – there are people who are capable and can work and those are the people who need to help us pull the wagon.
May 11, 2018
WASHINGTON (Circa) — Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on the 2018 farm bill, a massive $867 billion piece of legislation that includes stricter work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps.
The change to the SNAP program is part of President Donald Trump’s “welfare to work” agenda and broader Republican plans to cut government spending and reform the social safety net.
“The concept is really simple,” Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a Thursday news conference. “If you are capable of work, you should work to get benefits.”
According to the latest data from the Department of Agriculture, the SNAP program provides food assistance to 40.7 million Americans. The vast majority of beneficiaries, about two-thirds, are senior citizens, children, disabled persons. Millions of other recipients work and receive the benefits to supplement their low wages.
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