Alabama just replaced work requirements on food stamps, and here’s what happened

Alabama just replaced work requirements on food stamps, and here’s what happened, by Carlos Garcia.

Alabama is reporting something remarkable as a result of replacing work requirements on food stamps — a massive reduction in food stamp participation. …

13 counties in Alabama replaced work requirements for food stamp participation and saw an astounding 85 percent drop in people using the program.

The work requirements were waived during the economic downturn of 2011-2013 under high unemployment numbers. The requirements were reinstated for 54 counties in 2016, and the 13 remaining counties in 2017. …

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget includes $2 trillion of cuts to social programs like food stamps, causing some like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio to claim that children would die if it were to be implemented.

One of the largest food stamp scams was discovered in Jefferson County in Alabama in 2015, when law enforcement officials arrested 17 persons for bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the program. Officials believed they were wiring some of the money to Yemen.

I know the PC crew like to pretend the Bible is a book of supernatural fairy tales, but for centuries it was … the Bible. From 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” Guess they didn’t used to tolerate deadbeats ripping us off back then.

hat-tip Charles