The United States has gone down a path of dependency since Barack Obama assumed office in 2008. Under Obama, more than 45% of Americans receive some sort of government assistance. While many actually need this, the system has been greatly abused because Obama allowed so many to abuse it for so long. In order to receive welfare or food stamps, the recipient could easily evade proving or ever having to show that they are actually looking for a job.
In 2015, a story broke out concerning Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage, where he instituted a policy that required all food stamp recipients to volunteer at least 6 hours a week in order to remain on the program. This is a brilliant idea, and it makes sense. As you can imagine, Democrats are still in an uproar over this, but it makes sense that if you are on government assistance, you should have to show that you are trying to get a job or you should volunteer somewhere to actually earn the money you are receiving.
When you break that down, 6 hours over the course of one week is absolutely a joke. That barely equates to an hour and a half if you just worked Monday to Friday. If you are unable to find work for even 20 hours a week or afford job training while you get to that place in your life, you can at least volunteer six hours a week. That’s less than one day and you are giving back for what you receive. How can anyone find an issue with that? This new initiative will require people to switch from a ‘welfare’ mentality, to a ‘work’ mentality.
Once this rule took control, 80% of the people receiving food stamps and assistance were cut because they refused to find work or abide by the rules of the program.
Governor Paul LePage of Maine took off the gloves and issued a wake-up call to everyone mooching off the government. Now, this does not apply to people with dependents–just able-bodied adults without dependents. LePage also informed all of these able-bodies that their benefits would be revoked after three months if they did not get a job working 20 hours a week, take job training, or volunteer six hours a week.
Working 6 hours a week is an absolute joke, yet 80% of those in Maine thought this way too harsh and were taken off of government assistance. But, rather than volunteer an hour a day, or six hours a week, to make sure they can continue receiving food stamps, people opt out of the program. Does that mean they prefer to do nothing at all? To what depths has this country sunk where earning your paycheck has become a bad thing? That is the mindset of Democrats. After all, they still believe it is racist to ask for photo identification when voting at the polls, too.
People who are genuinely disabled, incapable and unable deserve compassionate support. People who are flat lazy and/or frauds and gaming the system for support, don’t.
This exact plan should be the example for how welfare and entitlements in your state should work. Governor LePage should be applauded for having the courage to stand up and do something about this epidemic. People will not and do not learn from being given something. It takes hard work to understand what it is like to earn a living. Obama and Hillary Clinton do not seem to understand that. Imagine what the United States could do with $40 billion if we cut the food stamp program in half.
Donald Trump will apply this moral and ethical approach to the problem, and he will save Americans money by decreasing the number of people sitting on their couch collecting a check. Seriously, $40 billion could go towards building Trump’s wall, our schools, roads, buildings, bridges, and so on. Those things are extremely important, and they should be a higher priority than someone that refuses to work 6 hours a week.
If you’re wondering which candidate this tough Governor supports, it should be no surprise that he is fighting with Trump to make America great again!
When did we stop being a country that stood for something? That fought hard for what we wanted, that worked hard to get a great job and provide for our families? Under Obama, this country continues to weaken along with American exceptionalism, but Donald Trump offers hope again. He will cut wasteful spending, create millions of new jobs, and get back to making American work again. We have lived under 8 years of failed policies, we cannot afford another 4 to 8 under Hillary Clinton.
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