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The Trump administration is going around the lengthy farm bill negotiations to push for a rule that would force more people who enroll in food stamps to comply with work requirements, despite the fact that Republicans were unsuccessful in pushing the same measure through Congress.
"The bottom line is this," Perdue said. "In 2016 there were 3.8 million individual [able-bodies adults without dependents] on the SNAP rolls with 2.8 million or almost 75 percent of them not working. This is unacceptable to most Americans and belies common sense particularly when employment opportunities are plentiful as they currently are."
Lipps emphasized the rule would not apply to the elderly, people with disabilities or pregnant women but is intended to encourage people capable of working to find jobs.
The move is the latest effort to reform programs intended to push low-income or unemployed Americans to become more "self-sufficient" through work requirements or changes to welfare programs like nutrition assistance, public housing or Medicaid.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Aallanon
63% of those here illegally get Food Stamps, and other Taxpayer-funded benefits. That's insane!
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: carewemust
Look at carewemust spreading fake news again. A person requires a valid SSN to take advantage of most welfare programs in the US, including food stamps. Last time I checked you can't get a valid SSN as an undocumented (big hint right there) immigrant.