A person dependent on the government is a slave to government.

A person dependent on the government is a slave to government. | THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO MAKE A PERSON A SLAVE PAY THEM WITHOUT WORK WORK THEM WITHOUT PAY | image tagged in slave shack,detroit | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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4 ups, 1w,
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Y'ALL FERGOT APPALACHIA-  JUST AS POOR AS IN '64 WHO FOOSTAMPS WAS CREATED FOR | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Futurama Fry Meme | ARE YOU TRYING TO REFUTE THE OP'S POINT OR REINFORCE IT? | image tagged in memes,futurama fry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Whichever it is, it has still kept them poor. Welfare is supposed to be a hand up to get through a rough patch, or for disability, not to build a lifestyle on.
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1 up, 1w
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You Can Also Work Them For Less Than A Living Wage... Still Slavery!!!
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0 ups, 1w
YEP - IT’S CALLED ENABLING | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
And that’s different than helping-good meme:)
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3 ups, 1w,
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G-Man from Half-Life | ISN'T THE CURRENT TRUMPITE MYTHOLOGY THAT BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT HAS HIT RECORD LOWS? | image tagged in g-man from half-life | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Can't yous just pick ONE lie and stick it for at least a month?
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11 ups, 1w,
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It has. Additionally, Trump has made the FDA review and tighten to requirements for SNAP. Basically able-bodied adults need to be working or can only get SNAP for 3 months in a 3 year period. This rule is currently waived by most states.

He's also requiring tighter standards for immigration in the sense an applicant shouldn't end up being on the dole. Again, this is a law that is currently not enforced due to past adminstrations. When a immigrant gets a green card they typically are "sponsored" by someone legally in the US and this sponsorship legally binds them to be financially responsible for the immigrant they are sponsoring.

Things are being done to get people who can and should be working, working again. Those with disabilities are exempt from these rules typically. As with all government, the red tape takes a long time to navigate. Check out the USDA/FNS website for SNAP info and USCIS for the sponsorship piece.
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Heard about the SNAP thing last week, but didn't catch the details other than the thing about people with disabilities.

Immigration advocacy/support groups are crying foul, that somehow the new regs are discriminatory along racial lines, which is absolutely ridiculous given the amount of money people invest in getting here (except for the occasional real refugees flown over). If they're coming to the 'land of oppurtunity.' then they should take that oppurtunity to work. On the books, that is.

Wonder how long any of this will last or will be enforced, like with Welfare Reform under Clinton, which was supposed to be a max of 2 years but living in a poor neighborhood then, I never heard of anyone getting cut off. Saw Workfare people cleaning up in the playgrounds and streets for a few years, then they disappeared also. There were complaints of them replacing actual workers, so I reckon that did that in.
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2 ups, 1w,
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The policy is referred to as the "ABAWD requirement" (able-bodied adults without dependants) if you have any interest in looking into it more.

It's amazing those groups cry foul about something that's been a law forever. Kind of like how suddenly people have a problem with detaining people at the border. It's only racist or unfair to them because it's Trump, which is ridiculous. I'm sure you've seen the countless clips of Democrats supporting a border wall and tougher immigration policies in the past. The two party system prevents progress.
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3 ups, 1w
"The two party system prevents progress."
NAILED IT right there.
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1 up, 1w,
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I should look into that later...

Back round the late 80s, gov't paid rent for immigrants from certain countries (Cuba, Russia, S Korea, etc) got cut from 24 months to 18, and there was an outcry from their advocacy groups. Boo hoo, only 18 free? They still got their grants and interest free loans to start business & go to school, and they have the audacity to complain.

They want to give driver's licenses to illegals in NYC, and I can't get one because I lack sufficient ID! And I was born here! After 9/11, the DMV here made it a requirement to show at least 1 photo ID to get a license, yet us Americans have always been required to show 2 here! They started with a Municipal ID for all (including immigrants) who don't have enough to get State ID, but I haven't been in the mood to stand on line for an hour and a half for some semi illiterate GED dingbat with a God complex to give me a hard time and send me home to fetch some bogus thing (it's a running joke that you have to make 2 trips to the DMV here for everything). But yeah, boo hoo for non citizens, legal or otherwise.

Thing with border walls is the expense and inefficiency. Make a section, they find another route. In addition the enormous expense of a border wide one, there is terrain through which it can't be built. Plus they'll just dig under, or, if desperate enough, catapult themselves over or something crazy like that and splattered illegals would make for bad publicity.
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"Splattered illegals catapulting" reminded me of the game Kitty Cannon, it'd be entertaining at least. Charge admission/pay per view and the cost of the wall doesn't look so bad. Plus if they make it, they get a green card.
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1 up, 1w,
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That is too funny.

I was laughing when I wrote that, but stopped short of getting more descriptive lest someone takes me too seriously and thinks me to be the heartless bastard that I really am. I'm too tired at the moment to deal with someone gleefully posting pics of people who found out the hard way that swimming up Niagara with grandma and her pet poodle to get to the other side is not necessarily a good idea.
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0 ups, 1w
someone in a bid for 'sympathy'* gleefully posting pics
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2 ups, 1w
Correction to above - I meant to write that the USDA/FNS are reviewing the requirements, not the FDA
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