Maine’s Governor Gets Really Tough on Welfare Abuses

Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine decided that he had to stop the “abuse” of welfare in his state concerning the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

LePage decided that in order for non-disabled residents to receive SNAP benefits that they would be required to work at least twenty hours per week, volunteer or attend vocational training. (great idea, don’t you think?)

Well, guess what happened? Out of the 12,000 non-disabled welfare recipients without children who were on the rolls last year, only 2,680 remained.

9,000 people dropped because they didn’t want to work at all, not even a small volunteer effort. We are talking only twenty-four hours per month…yes PER MONTH.

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