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President Trump Signs Executive Order To Reduce Poverty and Reform The Welfare System.

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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:00 AM
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April 10, 2018

Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing agencies to reduce poverty in America by "strengthening" the Welfare system. Federal agencies have 90 days to implement these enhancements.



The order provides nine “Principles of Economic Mobility,” which will guide agencies that administer public assistance programs to effectively reform the welfare system by directing that they:
1. Improve employment outcomes and economic independence;
2. Promote marriage and family as a way of escaping poverty;
3. Address the challenges of hard-to-employ populations;
4. Provide more flexibility to States, while ensuring accountability for achieving outcomes;
5. Streamline services to more effectively use taxpayer resources;
6. Reserve benefits for those truly in need;
7. Consolidate duplicative programs;
8. Facilitate greater sharing of information between States and localities; and
9. Empower the private sector to find solutions to poverty.

The order focuses on increasing opportunities for those in need by:
1. Strengthening current work requirements;
2. Empowering States, localities, tribal governments, and private-sector entities to serve individuals and families in need; and
3. Using taxpayer dollars for their intended purpose, which includes ensuring only eligible persons receive benefits.
Here is the complete press release: www.whitehouse.gov... ns/

Here is the actual Executive Order: www.whitehouse.gov...

While the news media are pre-occupied with Mueller, Russia, Syria, and Porn Stars, the Trump Administration stays laser-focused on improving the qualify-of-life for all Americans. Promises Made...Promises Kept!


-CareWeMust


edit on 4/11/2018 by carewemust because: minor adjustments




posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:18 AM
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Socialism! BwaaaaaaaaaAAAA!


Or something.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:21 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Hmm. Shoulda added "If you drive a Mercedes or Escalade to welfare offices, you will be turned away.



edit on 11-4-2018 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:30 AM
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That reads like a list of wishy washy woo...



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:31 AM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Depending on how this is implemented, you could be drug-tested too.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:33 AM
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a reply to: midicon

They are guidelines. It's up to each agency to determine the exact metrics.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I rarely comment on another countries internal politics. Foreign affairs and international actions are a different matter. That list reads sufficiently ambiguous that in reality there will be no real change to anything, just lip service really.



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posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 04:21 AM
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I would imagine those guidelines are already part of the relevant agencies and offices mission statements.

I would prefer to see a less ambivalently worded EO or better yet actual legislation curtailing and increasing efficacy of these programs.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 04:45 AM
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The impression left on me from reading it was simply " were going to try harder to get alot of people off the welfare system by making them get jobs, make it harder for them to qualify for welfare, possibly mandate drug tests etc.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 05:01 AM
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6 AM Wednesday April 11 2018. Will a judge block it by noon today or by the end of the day!!!!

If I was in Vegas I would be taking bets but stuck in ICE COLD MICHIGAN!!




posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 05:07 AM
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How are these things going to be carried out? Like another poster said, it's a bunch of woo.

I assume by "laser-focused" you actually mean "giving ambiguous orders without any real structure"? Because that's what that list is, a bunch of orders without any direction.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
How are these things going to be carried out? Like another poster said, it's a bunch of woo.

I assume by "laser-focused" you actually mean "giving ambiguous orders without any real structure"? Because that's what that list is, a bunch of orders without any direction.


Yup. Coulda crafted legislation instead of doing what he criticizes Obama for....using executive orders to do legal business.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 05:32 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Mostly reads to me like a list to get agencies and the like involved in all that to tighten up.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 05:49 AM
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Typical Republican BS. Cut benefits, make people so desperate that they'll do whatever you want which is to turn to religion for help since the government is being destroyed.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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Will be interesting and revealing to see which "States" hate these ideas !!

And which Congresspeople Scream the loudest !!

*((😎))*



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Welfare reform should have been done years ago! In addition to campaign finance reform and term limits. This is one of the few areas I can agree with Trump. Unfortunately, the guy still lacks credibility, he's incompetent and acts like an idiot.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 06:51 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Depending on how this is implemented, you could be drug-tested too.


That's unfortunate since drug testing welfare recipients is a waste of tax money and never works.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Mostly reads to me like a list to get agencies and the like involved in all that to tighten up.


Gomna take more than that.

I once was offered a job as a welfare case worker. I needed a job badly. And the pay was pretty good. But the culture....


....in the interview it was made clear to me that welfare is a right. And that my job would be to figure out how i could work people in to the programs they were eligible for.

In Midland, TX anyway....they hire you to maximize placement into entitlement programs. This was in 2009.



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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Maybe it's just me, and I can accept that if so but....

Promoting marriage and family as a way out of poverty?

LOL.

I feel like there should be more to it than that. Something tells me if two poor people have a child, that it's not really going to take them out of poverty but it's likely to exacerbate it. Then if they get married.... how on earth does that change anything?

I see people complaining all the time that people are just having children to make money.... well... now our own government is advocating overpopulation. Or am I taking this way too far?

Input anyone? I'm lost on that particular bullet point.

-Alee



posted on Apr, 11 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

it was done years ago, work, for most was required, there was a set number of years you could be on welfare, ect...
oh ya, and the tightened the program up by limiting just who could get the help...before that a stay at home wife who raised her kids and watched them leave the nest would get a little bit of help while she got on her feet if her husband died before she reached retirement age, now, nope, sorry, you're out in the cold!!
but many of the things that is being mentioned are already on the books, requiring people to work really doesn't do much good in they are in an area that has no jobs for them, so they "created" jobs for them and gave them no option but to take those jobs when they couldn't find one... paid them minimum wage, and most were still eligible for the welfare, only now it was costing more.

here's a neat little piece of history for ya, when our welfare system first geared up back in the 60's and 70's, most of the employees at the welfare office were the recipients, put into job training programs there.
now, I bet ya, you couldn't get the same kind of jobs without a college degree..
we need to bring back the apprenticeship programs full force, businesses need to understand that if they want these well trained employees that are capable to do the jobs they want done, they need to play a part in training them for those jobs. that would help some. forcing people to take minimum wage jobs (many of which were created just for them to work) that go no where doesn't work.



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