Leftists Melt Down Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

There are no free lunches in life. One way or another, someone always foots the bill. Whenever leftists tout “free” anything, the American taxpayer is the one who winds up paying the tab. Quite frankly, it’s dishonest and shameful for Democrats to lie to the American people with promises of various freebies.

In a new move by the Trump administration, work requirements for food stamps are set to go into effect on April 1, 2020, per reports from Breitbart News. Under the aforementioned requirements, dependent-less, able-bodied adults between ages 18 and 49 will be mandated to work for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

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Moreover, the pattern of worked hours must remain consistent for over three months over the course of three years. The Trump administration’s new work requirements also only permit waivers in the event that an area’s rate of unemployment surpasses 6%.

This, of course, has triggered the neverending leftist outrage.

Why Leftists Hate Work Requirements for Food Stamps

Many people in this country realize the necessity of working for a certain lifestyle. This means getting a job, starting a business, or otherwise making one’s own way in the world. What it doesn’t mean is collecting a monthly check from the welfare office or greedily demanding food stamps that taxpayers fund.

However, Democrats don’t want people to work, make their own money, or possess the ability to sustain themselves without the government. This is why they rail against work requirements of any kind and state that these requirements are indicative of hatred for poor people. The left can only truly be happy when a massive class of Americans is dependent, desperate, and seeking a savior.

As seen above, House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the first Democrats to pitch a fit over mandates that people work for food stamps.

Attitude Shifts on Food Stamps

There was a time in America where just about everyone understood that food stamps were meant to be temporary, rather than a tenet of one’s lifestyle. Sadly, this understanding is long gone as the left touts the latter over the former.

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Since President Trump’s time in office, dependency on food stamps has lowered across America and that’s something to celebrate. Individuals in this country should be able to work in order to support themselves without relying upon the government.

The left’s demonization of work and self-sufficiency speaks volumes to how much their party needs Americans to barely tread water. After all, success and prosperity are kryptonite to the Democrats’ political power.


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