and the Left goes bonkers! (Which is predictable.)
EXCERPT: “A Trump administration outline for farm legislation calls for pushing some food-stamp recipients back to work, a Republican priority that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says is necessary to discourage a “lifestyle” of government dependence.
“It’s evident that there are able-bodied adults without dependents who are on the food stamp program, who we believe it is in their best interests, and their families’ best interests, to move into an independent lifestyle,” Perdue told reporters Wednesday at an event on a farm outside Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “During the last downturn, it became a lifestyle for some people. We don’t want it to become permanent.”
A four-page document released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday called for supporting “work as the pathway to self-sufficiency, well-being and economic mobility for individuals and families” on food stamps as part of farm legislation.
The administration didn’t specify in the statement how it would change the law or whether it wants to cut funds for the program. Perdue said Wednesday that tightened work requirements that push able-bodied adults into jobs or job-training programs could be one way to save money on a new agriculture law.”
First of all, let The Gunny state that he was raised in a very lower middle-class family and sometimes there was only enough “dinner” for the kids and Mom and Dad would have PBJs for dinner. We drank powered milk and we ate a lot of cheap stuff like canned fish (salmon patties), liver, etc., and not once did we ask for assistance. They Gunny has been working since 14 and paying taxes since 16, so he has NO sympathy for anyone begging or on welfare, who has all of their fingers and toes, and can work. That said, President Trump nailed it with his welfare restructuring plan.
The food box program is genius pure and simple. One, the box contains REAL FOOD that has to be prepared, not just nuked for a shitload of empty calories. Two, the recipient has to PROVE that they NEED it, not just entitled to it and moreover, PDJT plans to return the program to the 57 States and let THEM run it, as it should be. Three, the recipient has to get off of their fat ass and GO GET the food box. What genius! No longer will some lazy stupid sack of shit in the ‘hood be able to check on their EBT account with an $300.00 cell phone that most likely, we’re paying for as well!
In addition, if one is getting a food box then they should be signed up for a work project, be it sweeping the streets, picking up cig butts, or some other beautification effort because at the bottom line, it is NOT the U.S. Gruberment’s job to keep someone from starving because they have made piss poor choices their entire life but if, IF, we have to do it (and there are those who DO need it) then we should supply the minimum that they need tp keep from starving. For the able-bodied, making them do shit work will get them off of the rolls faster than Bill Clinton can rape a pre-teen on Orgy Island! Indeed, how many times have we ALL seen welfare sponges with carts full of shit food, cokes, and of course steaks, chops, and lobster tails, only to be paid for with a SNAP/EBT card! And to top it off, these welfare sponges not only think that they are owed, they get violent if anyone even SUGGEST that they get a F*CKING JOB!
They are parasites.
I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” Benjamin Franklin
President Trump trolled the Left while highlighting that something has to done to encourage those welfare sponges to get off of their asses and become responsible citizens vice multi-generations sucking on the government teat for life! With a booming economy and “Help Wanted” signs everywhere, there is NO excuse for someone who is healthy, to not work.
Naturally the Leftists, backed by the American Communists and Liberals Union (ACLU) and the Ninth Circus Court of Idiots will fight this tooth and nail. After all, Liberals LOVE a dependent entitlement class that keeps voting Democrat in order to keep the crumbs from Nutsy Pelosi’s table a-coming.
$3M in food stamp fraud in just one store
Fifty-Four Defendants Charged in $18 Million WIC and Food Stamp Fraud Conspiracy – Atlanta
Food stamp fraud cases around the state of Michigan
15 Louisianans sentenced in SNAP benefits fraud case