Government Report: Number Of Able-Bodied Adults On Food Stamps Doubled After Obama Suspended Work Requirements Is the Food Stamp program out of control?

CAPISCE 2012/09/20 13:26:42
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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 administration’s 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..
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  • Sgt Major B 2012/09/20 17:43:43
    Sgt Major B
    One more attempt by the Socialists to pander to the masses and 'buy' votes.
  • robert.goldsmith.14 2012/09/20 15:26:58
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/09/20 14:42:38
    Lady Whitewolf
    Then WHERE are all the "jobs jobs jobs" that the REPUBLICANS promised? Maybe if they concentrated on MAKING JOBS instead of what a woman is doing with her own body, people WOULDN'T NEED food stamps!
  • tommyg ... Lady Wh... 2012/09/20 15:11:05
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    How about the jobs Obama promised?

    There's plenty of blame to go around Lady.
  • CAPISCE Lady Wh... 2012/09/20 15:23:13
    Abortion and Homosexual marriage are for the simple minded, we have a 16 Trillon debt and over 8% unemployment not to mention the Middle East is raging against America. Anyone who considers social issues as a reason for voting at this time is a fool.
  • RED DAWN Lady Wh... 2012/09/20 15:29:40
    The republicans have passed lots of job bills but harry reid sets his sorry ass on them and won't bring them up for a vote in the senate.It's the liberals that are killing jobs
  • mrk5panzer 2012/09/20 14:27:56
    What better way to buy voters than using our tax dollars to do it.
  • RED DAWN mrk5panzer 2012/09/20 15:32:44
    That's the democratic way.They have been doing this for 70 years now.
  • Laura Lovegood 2012/09/20 13:53:37 (edited)
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/09/20 13:38:23
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    It was full of fraud before only getting worse.
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/09/20 13:33:31
    Juan O'Mara
    I enjoy it very much it allows me to be able to afford expensive cars and shoes
  • stevmackey 2012/09/20 13:31:07
    Any thing to get votes from the freebee lovers.
  • wtw 2012/09/20 13:30:24
    Obama is out of control!

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