Trump Admin Pushing to Make Welfare Recipients Work for Food Sta

Trump Admin Pushing to Make Welfare Recipients Work for Food Sta

Trump Admin Pushing to Make Welfare Recipients Work
for Food Stamps The Trump administration wants Congress to
implement additional work requirements for food stamp recipients. On Wednesday, the Department of Agriculture
released a document detailing what principles should be part of any farm legislation Congress
comes up with. In the document, USDA noted that it supports
�work as the pathway to self-sufficiency, well-being, and economic mobility for individuals
and families receiving supplemental nutrition assistance.� Speaking Wednesday at an event on a farm near
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed the importance of increased
work requirements. He said the Trump administration is trying
to discourage a �lifestyle� of dependence on the federal government. �It�s evident that there are able-bodied
adults without dependents who are on the food stamp program, who we believe it is in their
best interests, and their families� best interests, to move into an independent lifestyle,�
Perdue told reporters, according to Bloomberg News. �During the last downturn, it became a lifestyle
for some people. We don�t want it to become permanent.� The Trump administration did not say whether
it plans to cut funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which covers
roughly 46.5 million people. But work requirements could be one way to
save money under the farm legislation outlined by the USDA. In 2015, the department said that 57 percent
of working-age adult SNAP recipients either had a job or were seeking to find one, while
22 percent claimed they could not work because of a disability, the Washington Examiner reported. The Trump administration has previously taken
steps to cut dependence on welfare programs. In August 2017, the Department of Health and
Human Services ended an Obama administration policy that allowed states to exempt poor
people from having to prove they were either looking for a job or getting trained to do
a particular task. �The waiver option offered by the Obama
administration is being replaced today by an expectation that work should always be
encouraged as a condition for receiving welfare,� said Steven Wagner, the department�s acting
assistant secretary for children and families. Moreover, earlier this month, the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would allow states to impose work requirements on
Medicaid recipients. �Medicaid needs to be more flexible so that
states can best address the needs of this population. Our fundamental goal is to make a positive
and lasting difference in the health and wellness of our beneficiaries, and today�s announcement
is a step in that direction,� said agency administrator Seema Verma, according to CNN. But this move prompted backlash, with three
consumer advocacy groups filing a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday after Kentucky
became the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to
receive benefits. About 75 million people nationwide are covered
by Medicaid. What do you think? Scroll down to comment below.

9 thoughts on “Trump Admin Pushing to Make Welfare Recipients Work for Food Sta


  2. I personally have seen alot of Abuse of the system. Many Illegals in Arizona are on food stamps !!!! Why and How ??????

  3. Persecuted,Oppressed,and Crippled by the deep state,who cut my food stamps from $200 to $15, while setting up refugees with Free housing,licenses, registrations,insurance, $400 food stamps and cash benefits !!! Patriots would gladly Work for Food,I Just don't think the established would like being competently Out Worked !!!

  4. Why not build a society that people want to work for to build healthy and beneficial systems and services and products, It would help the sincerity of this YouTube message if the powers that be STOPPED POISONING THE FOOD WATER AIR MEDICINE AND MONETARY SYSTEMS!

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