Huge Drop in Food Stamp Recipients When Made to Work

Barack Obama was a socialist to the hilt and as such, he did many things to make more people dependent on the government and less dependent on themselves. That’s the socialist way. Under his regime, the number of people receiving food stamps (SNAP) increased to 48 million (around 15% of the US population). However, some states have instituted programs requiring able bodied adults to find a job or enter a jobs program first and guess what? The number of people receiving food stamps has plummeted.

After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirements.

States were allowed to waive those rules for able-bodied adults thanks to the 2009 economic stimulus. As the rules loosened and the economy sputtered out of the recession, food stamp enrollment soared to record levels – peaking at nearly 48 million nationwide in 2013.

But while that number has dipped gradually in recent years, some states have moved aggressively to push recipients who can work back into the job market and, in due time, off the program…

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13 Alabama counties implemented a mandator find a job or be part of a work-training program. In the first 5 months of this year, they saw an 85% drop in the number of people in those counties, dropping from 5,538 down to 831. Georgia did the same in 3 counties and saw a 58% drop in food stamps. Another 21 Georgia counties saw a 62% drop in food stamps after making adult recipients work or enter a job training program.




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