Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welfare recipients are going back to work...

Best news of the day!
The Trump administration moved Wednesday to reimpose work requirements for Americans on welfare, revoking an Obama-era policy that had urged states to apply for waivers exempting the poor from having to show they were either getting job training or looking for work.
Requiring work was a key part of the 1996 welfare reform law enacted by a GOP-led Congress and signed by then-President Clinton, and Mr. Trump’s move restores the law as written.

2 comments:

Bruce Fauth said...

Why did the states "apply" for waivers? Were they forced into it?
Where were all those Republican governors and state legislators the last eight years?

Enforce the law as written. What a novel concept.

Ingot9455 said...

I like this 'waivers' idea.
Why can't I get a waiver from my taxes?
How about a waiver from all speeding tickets or parking infractions?