The Trump administration moved to bring back the work requirements for Americans receiving welfare benefits, ending an Obama-era policy that encouraged states to apply for waivers that would exempt welfare queens from needing to demonstrate that they were either working or getting job training.
Requiring work or job training was a key part of the 1996 welfare reform law signed by the former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Times reported.
Ohio was the only state that ever applied for a waiver, which was’t even processed by the previous administration, according to the Associated Press. The Trump administration slammed the door on even the possibility that the waiver would be approved by officially refusing Ohio’s request, according to AP.
The Office of Family Assistance, under the Department of Human Services, issued a release telling states about the change.
“Re-emphasizing the work requirements in the welfare program means once again promoting gainful employment and economic independence as goals for every family,” the statement said. “The waiver option offered by the Obama administration is being replaced today by an expectation that work should always be encouraged as a condition for receiving welfare.”
Indeed, work should always be a condition for those getting government assistance who can work. Work is vital for many reasons but in regard to government assistance, it’s especially important because it doesn’t allow welfare to become a way of life.
And, sadly, welfare has become too much of a way of life for many.
Reducing welfare dependency will help make America great again, and while the liberals will whine about this measure all day long, the country desperately needs it.
We have all heard a few stories about how people are not only abusing the system but bragging about it.
Welfare abuse needs to end, and making able-bodied Americans work is a great start to make that happen. The rest of us get up and go to work, and it’s not fair to penalize us and reward those who refuse to do the same.
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