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BREAKING: Georgia Just Forced All Food Stamp Recipients to Get a Job. Here Are The Results.

Freeloaders, beware — Georgia will no longer pay for your slovenly lifestyle.

A new law in Georgia requiring food stamp recipients to find work has led to a 62 percent drop in enrollment. Over 7,000 residence have withdrawn from food stamp benefits since the requirement was implemented.

The new rules require anyone who is able-bodied and child-free to work at least 20 hours a week, be enrolled in a work training program, or volunteer at a state-approved non-profit group (or charity).

Over 11,000 food stamp recipients were targeted in the second phase of the work requirement roll out. About 100,000 food stamp recipients are able bodied and without children across Georgia.

The program was originally launched in January 2016. Three counties were selected as a trial for the changes, and administrators noticed a 60 percent drop in enrollment among the targeted groups.

The work requirements have now been spread to 21 additional counties, and the state plans to extend the program across all of Georgia before the end of 2019.

“This is about protecting taxpayer dollars from abuse, and taking people off the cycle of dependency,” said State Representative Greg Morris. The drop in enrollment, he claims, “shows how tax dollars are abused when it comes to entitlements.”

Georgia has seen a sharp decline in the number of able-bodied beneficiaries of food stamps without children. Over the last year, more than 20,000 able-bodied Georgians dropped out of the welfare program.

Liberals are objecting to the work-requirements, which they consider cruel. Critics claim that the rule change will target the disabled, who are unable to hold meaningful employment. However, the work-requirement only targets those who are capable of holding a job.

Others argue that these changes could impact mothers. “Mothers who had access to this program had fewer low weight babies. Children who have received stamps are performing better in schools,” explained Georgia poverty advocate Jen Singeisen. Again, however, liberals are missing the point that the laws do not target parents.

The real reason liberals oppose these policies is not because they target the disabled or parents, but because they don’t believe in the value of work. A hard-working liberal is as rare a sight as any.

The program has been widely successful. The sharp decline in enrollment tells us that many people have already been able to find work after receiving a slight kick in the pants.

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5 Comments

  1. mary

    May 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    All states should do the same thing. Make people dependent on the governmnt. We are a country who took pride in our country. Working for what we had. Just like our immigrant ancestors did when they came to America. They made it into the greatest country in the world.

    Then comes greed with all jobs going to other countries,, people left with no jobs, no self esteem.
    Crooked politicians got into office. Robbing from the poor giving to the rich. Electing people to work for the people. The ones to one of the parties knew they had a good thing going to stay in office, become rich while the people became poor.

    Then we got an illegal man in office who put the country in dbt, bringing illegals and his people to this country. He gave them our social security, gave them benefits even our soliders couldn’t get. Now this illegal racist is trying to destroy the President the people electd. The President who is working for the people to m ma ke America great again. Look at all the democrats who are being arrested for taking money for their benefit. Doing things they been doing for years. WAKE UP AMERICA before we are a Muslim nation living under Muslim laws and having a Muslim baclk in power.

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  2. Jim

    May 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Thats great news. Under obama these lazy people new they would never have to work. But now there’s a new sheriff in town. So get off your lazy asses and get to work. Or, you could join obama’s shadow government movement to over throw our government and get your lazy asses put to death for treason. Your choice..

  3. Tom

    May 29, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Without making politically incorrect remarks, the statistics show a way to reduce the costs of food stamps (perhaps even allowing an increase to those still truly eligible), while improving social services provided by charities. What’s not to like about that?

  4. American

    May 29, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Why not parents whose children are in school all day? I know a few on food stamps that have two or three children in school all day and the parent or parents play on their iPhone or iPad and smoke pot all day. Working parents can do it. So can snap people.

  5. Linda

    May 30, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Great news! These lazy people need to get out there and work. I saw people claimed for food stamps to eat while using cash to smoke, gamble and keep cash in hand so they can continue to navigate thru the system

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