Skip to comments.number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement
Posted on 09/19/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT by rawhide
Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not gut the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administrations suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps.
In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting the amount of time they could receive food stamps. President Obama suspended that rule when he signed his economic stimulus legislation into law, and the number of these adults on food stamps doubled, from 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010, according to the CRS report, issued in the form of a memo to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
This report once again confirms that President Obama has severely gutted the welfare work requirements that Americans have overwhelmingly supported since President Clinton signed them into law, Cantor said in an emailed statement. Its time to reinstate these common-sense measures, and focus on creating job growth for those in need.
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The goal is failure.
All according to plan.
And the Sheeperals still tout “sustainability” with regard to the environment.
There are 47 million people on food stamps now. I don’t get the numbers in the article. The article mentions “adults” but something doesn’t sound right.
You put Speaker Boner and Minority Leader McConnell in the “spineless” category? You do know this might hurt their feelings don’t you? /s
I've made 1600 phone calls from home to New Hampshire in the last six days using the system set up by the campaign. Even 100 calls will make a difference. Who will join me?
Mark Steyn pointed out last night that the combined population of Canada and Australia equals the number of folks on food stamps. Very Sobering!
He's insane and keeps trying to do the same thing over and over hoping for a different outcome.
He is intentionally destroying the economy.
There is no third choice.
To believe he is insane you would have to believe ALL dems that follow this madness are insane too, which isn't likely.
The only logical conclusion, they are intentionally destroying the economy.
to Democrats this is a good thing
Let's not forget the House of Representatives which is mostly Republicans...Obviously they have their hands in this as well...We don't have a Democrat problem...We have a government problem...
I know those calls tend to tick me off and everyone I know feels the same way
The only thing worse is the ones knocking on your door to tell you who to vote for.
Mailed stuff not so bad.
also increase in student loans but not students
Does this mean that able-bodied adults (like me) can now get food stamps? Because if that is the case I am going to apply.
Before you start screaming “moocher 47 percenter”, think about it this way: food stamps to me are just a way of offsetting the Fed inflation tax implemented by the oblunder administration (and don’t EVEN suggest the Fed doesn’t work hand in hand with oblunder’s Treasury).
I deserve food stamps. And so do all Americans.