by Just An American | March 31, 2016 2:20 pm
Well isn’t that something! There is a new Mississippi policy that requires recipients of food stamps to find work OR volunteer to maintain their benefits. It went into effect on Wednesday and guess what’s happening now…
From the Conservative Tribune:
Mississippi Gulf Coast news station WLOX reported that the policy requiring that recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work or volunteer 20 hours per week inspired a number of residents in the city of Gulfport to get off their butts and actually put in some effort.
“I’m working here as part of the SNAP program,” said Percy Fayard, who started volunteering at Feed My Sheep this Monday. In a rather ironic twist, the company he chose to volunteer happens to be a faith-based organization that provides food to the homeless.
“I’m in a current state of job search and I’m trying to make sure that I can still at least afford to live,” he added, noting that putting in long hours to maintain his benefits did not bother him too much.
Another volunteer, Sharon House, expressed a similar sentiment.
“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,” she 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.”
This is just a reminder of what welfare creates without holding people accountable for themselves…
Just existing is not living – sad.
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