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If someone isn't even willing to so much as volunteer for 24 hours PER MONTH, then they don't deserve free handouts.
Liberty means self-reliance, it means resolution, it means enterprise, it means the capacity for doing without. The free man is one who has won a small and precarious territory from the great mob of his inferiors, and is prepared and ready to defend it and make it support him. All around him are enemies, and where he stands there is no friend. He can hope for little help from other men of his own kind, for they have battles of their own to fight. He has made of himself a sort of god in his little world, and he must face the responsibilities of a god, and the dreadful loneliness
originally posted by: MOMof3
What about jobs? If so many are on food stamps, who are young and able bodied.
Under the new rules of the food stamp program implemented by Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration, the number of participants plummeted to 2,680. This happened after the requirements for weekly work and volunteering were enforced — down from approximately 12,000 Maine residents before January 1. This constitutes a drop of nearly 80 percent in the sparsely populated state of 1.3 million.
Food stamp use plummets under Maine's get-to-work mandate
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
In Great Britain, they have similar programs where people have to work either part-time or full-time for corporations in order to receive their benefits - they end up earning less than minimum wage in the end, and it ends up making it harder for others to find jobs.
Let's say someone is receiving $120 a month in food stamps - then "volunteering" for 24 hours a month nets $5 / hour.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: trollz
OP you are laughing at people going hungry........Empathy and compassion are learned traits parents are failing to teach and result in people laughing at going without food.
Furthermore many of these people are single moms with kids......What if you don't have car.......What if you can afford child care........We are talking about something people need to survive. Look around the amount of money spent on fighting endless needless wars could feed the worlds needy.......Perspective......Gain it OP.
If you have seen my posts before I am ultra conservative and even I think this is pathetic and cruel. A better idea would be in home jobs like making calls or customer service for the state agencies. Let them earn food this way.......Many of them would gladly accept a offer like this.
Read the link: single moms with kids are not included in the law.
originally posted by: Bone75
a reply to: mOjOm
After further reading and understanding, I think its a good program.
I would even give those who do work 20 hours a week the option of volunteering as well for extra foodstamps. $150 a month doesn't go far these days, even for just one person. I know I couldn't eat on that.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
Why stop at 15 maybe lower it to 10 or 5 or 2? /sarc
If someone is only working 3 days a week for 5 hours. There are still 4 more days in a week and generally a shift is 8 hours so you are actually talking about someone working 2 days a week.
20 hrs IMO is already being extremely helpful to able-bodied people.
Able-bodied person = A person who should be able to take care of themselves.