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NM Might Reimpose Work Requirement For Food Stamps

From a positively seething Associated Press:

State proposes work requirement for food stamps

By Barry Massey | August 4, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration proposes to re-impose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.

Needless to say, Ms. Martinez is an evil Republican. (Despite being a woman with an Hispanic surname.)

Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for an estimated 26,600 childless adults to get food stamps. The mandate was suspended in 2009 because of the national recession…

The "mandate was suspended" by Obama via executive order. And the announcement was buried in his stimulus package, which nobody noticed until it was too late to do anything about it. And even then our mainstream news media never reported it.

In fact, lest we forget, Obama also quietly suspended the work requirement for welfare in general as well. A detail the our media watchdog fact checkers has told us for years that it is a myth. (The shameless hack, Glen Kessler, at the Washington Post even gave that claim his dreaded ‘Four Pinocchio’s.’)

The administration also proposes to implement a new requirement for low-income parents and other caregivers of children age 6 and older. Adults would have to search for a job or participate in community service to obtain the food assistance…

Even people with children have to look for work in order to get food stamps?! Wait until Obama and Hillary hear about this outrage!

About 420,000 New Mexicans receive food stamps averaging $265 a month. Children represent about 46 percent of those receiving assistance…

But social services advocates worry the work requirements will knock poor people off of food stamps. They also contend the proposed requirements are a bad idea when New Mexico has been losing jobs recently and the economy remains weak…

What a racist lie! The economy is going gang-busters.

Human Services spokesman Matt Kennicott said the 2009 waiver of the work requirement "was only temporary and was never intended to stay indefinitely." …

Clearly, Mr. Kennicott is another evil Republican nut job. Everyone knows that government entitlements are forever.

But don’t worry, New Mexican free-loaders, Mr. Holder will soon come knocking. The US cannot have a patchwork of welfare laws anymore than we can have a patchwork of immigration laws.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “NM Might Reimpose Work Requirement For Food Stamps”

  1. dasher

    The numbers:

    420,000 recipients x $265 average per recipient per month x 12 months = $1,335,600,000.00

  2. That’s just cruel. They should be sold to the highest bidder so get a decent ROI on our investment ..


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