Every day, millions of Americans wake up early, make a cup of coffee, and head out into the world to earn their living.
Others stay at home, watch TV, and collect their welfare check.
Welfare has robbed people of their motivation to work, lowering their self-esteem and their standard of living. Instead of striving to be great, they settle for mediocrity, and the problem is only getting worse.
Since 2000, the amount of able-bodied adults on food stamps has more than tripled. Today, 43 million Americans are on food stamps. There has long been a debate over how best to get people off of welfare so that there’s more for the truly needy.
Currently, there are rules stating that those who earn food stamps and are able-bodied have to work at least 20 hours a week in order to receive benefits.
But for some, that isn’t going far enough.
From The Washington Examiner:
The law that requires able-bodied adults to work, train, or volunteer in order to receive welfare has a gaping hole: able-bodied parents and middle-aged adults, ages 50-64, are exempt. Fortunately, Congress and the Trump administration can move these able-bodied adults from welfare to work with one simple move — ending the exemption.
Decades of experience and proven results have taught us that these exemptions, however well-intentioned they may have initially been, trap people in dependency and limit their chances at better lives.
And it’s not just a temporary trap. Two in five able-bodied parents on food stamps have spent eight or more years on the program.
With the job market soaring since the election of President Trump, there’s never been a greater opportunity for these exemptions to be removed. Plenty of able-bodied parents and middle-aged adults work. There’s no reason why these welfare recipients can’t.
They think they are entitled to free food, while those of us that labor to provide it for them have to accept that there is no such thing as a free lunch. These people are basically grown adults believing in Santa Claus, and they will burn down their neighborhood if we dare tell them differently.
But we must tell them differently if they’re ever going to better their circumstances. Hard work will take Americans further than any government program can ever promise, and there are currently millions of jobs just waiting to be filled.
It’s time for these folks to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and reach their God-given potential. This is how we make America great again!