Various counties in Alabama recently modified their food stamp requirements, angering food stamp abusers in the process.
The counties will now require people dependent on government handouts to work.
Not surprisingly, counties that enacted this policy have seen food stamp usage drop by 85 percent.
In fact, in those counties, the total number of adults on food stamps dropped from 5,538 to 831.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Before this year, those counties waived the work requirements as a response to high unemployment. Now that the economy is improving, the requirements were put back in place — and the number of adults receiving taxpayer-funded food stamps fell from 5,538 to only 831.
“Based on the trend, the number of (able-bodied adults without dependents) recipients for SNAP benefits is expected to continue to decline statewide and in the formerly 13 exempted counties,” stated John Hardy, a representative from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
“Able bodied” is the key term. Contrary to liberal fear mongering, the work requirement only applies to adults between the ages of 18 and 50 who do not have dependents, and are physically able to seek employment.
More states should follow Alabama’s lead and enact policies like this. Food stamps should be available to those who really need them, like a single mother who suffered a major injury, or a person that is suffering from a traumatic experience, they shouldn’t be available to perfectly healthy and able-bodied individuals. The government shouldn’t be forced to subsidize lazy people’s lifestyles.
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