Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The GOP’s Food-Stamp Failure: Pat Roberts kills even modest work rules in the farm bill

Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News
Democrats won’t run the House until January, but you wouldn’t know it from the lame-duck session of Congress. The biggest disappointment in a field of failures is that the GOP looks poised to abandon work incentives in welfare.
House and Senate conferees are finishing a five-year farm bill, and avert your eyes. The original House bill includes a 20 hours-a-week work requirement for able-bodied adults who aren’t caring for young children as a precondition of receiving food stamps.
The dispensations are many—training or volunteering could count toward the 20 hours, and the bill includes money for education and training for anyone who wants to improve his job prospects. Some seven to nine million food-stamp recipients capable of work report no earnings, and the U.S. has a problem of nonworking men even in a strong economy.
Read the rest from the WSJ Editorial Board HERE.

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