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I always found it amazing as well. All the conservatives on here know or have seen people massively scamming the system, and yet they never turn them in. I wish people in these type of threads would just stop with the anecdotal evidence as they always, ALWAYS overly exaggerate the
originally posted by: Willtell
Oh gee whiz that’s really going to solve all our problems.
That’s right get all those welfare recipients with Cadillac’s and 40 inch TV’s
It will take 10 million years for the paltry welfare recipients on food stamps to catch up with the 29 trillion welfare for the rich that received in those bail outs
Now that individuals have to complete either 20 hours of part-time work a week, volunteer for at least 24 hours per month, or get involved in a vocational program,
SNAP recipients has dramatically dropped from 12,000 to approximately 2,500 by the end of March…Impressive, right
"They earn $1,024, they are done with TANF," Hastedt said. "And that is a travesty when you recognize that we are throwing kids into even deeper poverty." That cliff is very real to many recipients.
Theresa Day told the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee that she received TANF while in college and says she was struggling to get her degree while supporting her daughter.
"I had a job opportunity at that time to work part time that would have helped me significantly, but If I had made just $50 more, I would have lost all of the help I was getting to finish college."
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
Maine is mostly white people. Curious why your source shows a photo that shows a bunch of black people and right under a title calling them "welfare leeches"? That is wicked racist.
How many white people are getting food stamps in Maine?
I bet nobody keeps track.
All Lives Matter !!
Why post if one does not know the whole story? able bodied people with no dependents between 18-49
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus
That may work,a functional government is necessary to a point,we are just way past that point...
originally posted by: buster2010
I would assume the person that wrote this article doesn't know that there are more whites on food stamps than blacks. Not to mention Maine is almost 97% white.
So now people that cannot afford food has to try and figure out a way to pay for a sitter with a job they aren't going to get paid for that makes a lot of sense. Also volunteer for what are they now free slaves for companies to use or will they be working for the state?
yeah, maybe you should start one. It only takes one person to get the ball rolling.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
Maybe another welfare recipient could volunteer to be a caregiver for a day.
It would be nice if there could be an organized effort to actually organize programs to help this succeed. People could gain some skills and work ethic in the interim, and a community of people would be helping each other get vocational training by volunteering to assist each other in some way needed...."I'll care for your children on Tues. and Thurs. while you take classes and you take care of mine on Mon. and Wed. while I work my hours."
originally posted by: autopat51
hmmmm..do people stop eating? or do the jails fill up with shoplifters and other people trying to feed their kids and families.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Does that some how change who receives it in Maine?