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Trump executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans
Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Tracy Jan

Posted on 04/10/2018 6:04:04 PM PDT by Innovative

President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen existing work requirements and introduce new ones for low-income Americans receiving Medicaid, food stamps, public housing benefits and welfare as part of a broad overhaul of government assistance programs.

The order directs federal agencies to review all policies related to current work requirements as well as exemptions and waivers and report back to the White House with recommendations within 90 days.

“Welfare reform is necessary to prosperity and independence,” said Andrew Bremberg, assistant to the president and director of Trump’s domestic policy council.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buildthefence; daca; dreamact; dreamers; ebt; foodstamps; incometaxes; taxcutsandjobsact; taxreform; tcja; trump; welfare; welfarereform; work; workfare
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Excellent! Trump is still getting his agenda across, despite all the attacks on him.

Work requirement for welfare recipients is good for at least two reasons:

-- helps them get trained and into the work force

-- eliminates the lazy bums who don't want to work, just live off the rest of us who do work and pay taxes.

1 posted on 04/10/2018 6:04:04 PM PDT by Innovative
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https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-reducing-poverty-america-promoting-opportunity-economic-mobility/


2 posted on 04/10/2018 6:09:04 PM PDT by Brown Deer (America First!)
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Wow! What a concept, you have to work to get money and benefits. What these bums need is a swift kick in the rear and make them work. Try breaking out concrete with steel wire reinforcement in the hot summer sun. Talk about learning the value of work. If I could do it when I was younger, these able bodied young men who want to live off the fat of the land and make me pay taxes can get off their lazy rear ends too.


3 posted on 04/10/2018 6:27:44 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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the neediest Americans, are the ones most in need of WORK!!!
4 posted on 04/10/2018 6:28:15 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.


5 posted on 04/10/2018 6:39:20 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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They wouldn’t be “needy” if they’d get a friggin’ job like everybody else.


6 posted on 04/10/2018 6:52:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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I think he’s addressing the move to license many jobs in states. It’s a revenue enhancer for the states, and I’m not sure it’s much else in many instances.

There are many jobs out there that require a license before you can work.

The stupid thing is, for many of these jobs there’s no real reason for licensing. Most of what the employee needed to know to work could be explained in 30 to 60 minutes on the job.

No, instead, these folks need to sign on to a college or business school course taking 4 to 8 months to complete.

I am a firm believer in apprentice type education, where you learn from others on the job.

If I understand this correctly, it appears Trump is trying to reduce hurdles people face trying to enter the work force.


7 posted on 04/10/2018 6:59:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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Good, it may also undercut the marxists argument that we need more workers, hence illegal and high immigration quotas. I’m praying that Rep. Tom Cotton gets going on the Bill to reduce LEGAL immigration as well.


8 posted on 04/10/2018 7:16:25 PM PDT by Amberdawn (If Leftists Didn't Live By Double Standards, They'd Have No Standards At All.)
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Institute for Justice is fighting this. Something like a third of professions now have licensing requirements.

Those in the profession with certifications benefit from the 10% higher wages due to restricted competition. The problem is the certifying organizations then extorting people with increasing paid education requirements and membership fees.


9 posted on 04/10/2018 7:38:36 PM PDT by tbw2
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It’s also supportive of education mills, where kids come in and get government funding to pay for these training centers.

The centers make tons of money directly from the government.

I appreciate you touching on the bump up of wages as a result. I’m sure it does.


10 posted on 04/10/2018 7:41:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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If they aren’t working, no wonder they are needy! Pretty tough for folks with the rudimentary thinking ability of the newsmedia to figure this out, though.


11 posted on 04/10/2018 7:56:41 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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Why should this be so scary for the “neediest” Americans.

We “need” more workers with more jobs on the horizon. If you are needy, you don’t always need free food, sometimes you need a good job. Time to be optimistic.


12 posted on 04/10/2018 8:51:35 PM PDT by Maris Crane (.)
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Deadbeats and loafers hardest hit. Film at 11


13 posted on 04/10/2018 8:54:19 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,000 Posts as of 8/11/17! Still not shutting up after all these years!)
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May I be so bold as to ask if anyone has any information about Cincinnatus Wife?

I remember her ubiquitous posts from years ago and I just wondered.


14 posted on 04/10/2018 8:55:47 PM PDT by Maris Crane (.)
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You’re right. I haven’t seen her writings for some time.


15 posted on 04/10/2018 8:59:42 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism: Intolerance masquerading as tolerance)
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I don’t understand why some rich guy doesen’t start VOCATION 404. The path to skill and wealth.

Put schools up everywhere.


16 posted on 04/10/2018 9:01:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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Oh no, making able bodied people work to receive benefits. How cruel. Sarcasm off.


17 posted on 04/10/2018 10:56:54 PM PDT by Susan360
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If they would consider something like a $2-5 co-pay for Medicaid bums to go to the Emergency Room it would save those programs Million$. That’s like, the cost of a pack of cigarettes and they’d rather have the smokes.


18 posted on 04/10/2018 11:13:03 PM PDT by 43north (Its hard to stop a man when he knows what's right and he keeps on coming.)
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Let games begin with the swamp, Trump should order no more welfare for able bodied adults without 40 hours of work per work for free for the taxpayers.


19 posted on 04/11/2018 3:13:17 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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Work requirement for welfare recipients is good for at least two reasons:

Third reason: flushes out the ones who are collecting welfare while also working off the books. Those will drop out of welfare, rather than having to quit their off-books job.

20 posted on 04/11/2018 3:20:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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