44 out of 50 states, including many governed by Republicans, have waived the work requirements to receive Food Stamps because even though unemployment has fallen dramatically, at least officially, there are no jobs for these people. The fact is that the real unemployment rate in the United States is above 20% if all are counted, the unemployed, those working part time that want full time work and those that have just given up looking for jobs altogether. And, this does even include the 60 million Americans on Welfare and or Disability benefits. From 2009 to 2014, the cost for Food Stamps has risen from $54 Billion a year to $74 Billion as 46 million Americans are now on Food Stamps, many for as long as 8 years, up about 20 million since Obama was elected.
What was supposed to be a helping hand has become a hand out as more and more Americans depend on government for their daily bread. This Blogger believes that there should be work, or vocational school requirements for the able bodied to receive Food Stamps and Welfare and that these programs should be limited to two years. It should either be go to school to learn a trade, get a job, any job and or perform community services, cleaning up the neighborhood, for any able bodied American to be on the dole. The notion that any able bodied American is on the dole, without any requirements to learn a trade, work part time, or in community service is ridiculous, since all of this is being funded by Americans who are working and in many cases long hours, or in two or more jobs. No able bodied American has the right to live off the fat of the land, sitting home getting fat, while others work hard to support them.
Many of these work requirements and time limits were eliminated by Obamanistas, once Obama was elected as a reward to Obama's PEEP's that voted for him and kept Obama in office. But, it is causing a permanent under class and only insures more long term poverty and misery. Of course, Socialists in government and Poverty Pimps, all feeding at the trough, getting rich on the misery of the poor, want these people dependent on government because it is their ticket to power. The fact that it is bankrupting our country and destroying the fabric of our society is not important to Socialists and Poverty Pimps because they have gotten rich in the process. It is time for common sense. Able bodied Americans, on the dole, should have a work, or school requirement and be limited to two years of benefits.