Americans are tired of people looking for a free ride. We get stuck with the bill while they have no incentive to do anything but get a free handout. Welfare is a huge entitlement program that keeps millions in poverty for generations while saddling working citizens — us — with the tab.
But, reforms to welfare in Mississippi will have responsible Americans cheering. That state made some common sense changes to the SNAP program to encourage people to use public assistance as a safety net rather than a hammock for lazy people to lounge in their whole lives.
Let’s see if liberals start whining about this. It seems pretty common sense to me. You have to put something in to take something out. Not only that, it can really help some people learn some skills and work ethic that could translate into an actual job.
Welfare was never intended to be a career choice. It’s time to break this cycle of dependency that is a burden to our society.
This new policy requires recipients to work or volunteer 20 hours a week. These programs are meant to be a hand up, not a hand out. This could break the cycle of dependency get people out of the mindset that they are owed something for doing nothing.
Via Steven Crowder:
The great thing about this story is that you see two undeniable tenets of Conservatism at play.
1 – Never underestimate the power of self-preservation. If someone needs to work in order to eat, they will work.
2 – Human beings were designed to be purposeful, and are happier and more fulfilled when living that way. Sure, not working would be easier, and that’s why most people would take the option when afforded to them. But time and time again, we see that it doesn’t make human beings happier.
So far, the response seems to be really positive and can actually help motivate someone to step out of their comfort zone. See the video below.
“Really, it’s more of a job opportunity to help you get out into the job world, and being up here helps you out a lot,” Sharon House said.
“As tough as it may be, if I’ve got to do it, I can’t let anything stop me or get in my way. I have goals, I have dreams, it’s life,” said Percy Fayard.
What is your opinion on this? Would you like your state to initiate this reform as well? Please share your thoughts.
H/T: Louder With Crowder