Southern State Declares Strict Welfare Rule, Taxpayers Will Save $300M

An important part of the Democratic Party’s strategy is to create vast welfare programs, get people on them, and keep them there.

And then remind them who provided the benefits when elections roll around.

This is a far cry from a safety net. That idea was that when people fell on hard times, the government would be there to help them get back on their feet.

But we’re way past that. Living on welfare has become a permanent lifestyle for segments of our population.

That’s a tragedy that should be placed squarely at the feet of the Democrat Party.

This is changing under the leadership of President Trump. States are being given freedom to make adjustments to the requirements to qualify for welfare.

One state just took the lead as pioneers, requiring able-bodied citizens to work in order to qualify for welfare. Of course, liberals are furious over this.

From Conservative Tribune:

“President Donald Trump and his administration recently sparked the fury of big government Democrats when they announced that they were open to individual states adding work requirements to their Medicaid systems.

“According to Politico, the announcement came by way of a policy guidance issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma in response to requests from roughly a dozen states for more ‘flexibility’ in implementing the program.

“‘Medicaid needs to be more flexible so that states can best address the needs of this population,’ Verma said in a statement on Thursday, according to Politico. ‘Our fundamental goal is to make a positive and lasting difference in the health and wellness of our beneficiaries.’”

Image result for welfare lines

And if you are going to “make a positive and lasting difference in the health and wellness of our beneficiaries,” then you need to help them return to the workforce. You do not create programs that make it more advantageous to stay home and watch television.

“The new policy would allow states to implement changes to Medicaid eligibility, such as requiring able-bodied adults to work or volunteer at least 20 hours per week, if not enrolled in school or vocational training, to remain eligible to receive benefits.

According to USA Today, Kentucky wasted little time in adopting the new policy as its own, and on Friday became the first state in the nation to add work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.

“I am excited by the fact that Kentucky will now lead the nation,” stated Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at a news conference, USA Today reported. “We’re ready to show America how this can and will be done.”

Image result for kentucky governor

The proper scope of public-assistance programs is rightly a subject for debate. However, there should be no debate as to whether able-bodied individuals should be self-supporting.

Creating programs that strip from them the dignity that comes from working for a living is disgraceful. Turning people into permanent wards of the state is worse.

Source: Conservative Tribune,

Donald Announces New Welfare Rule That Will Save Taxpayers Billions

The United States spends billions of dollars on entitlement programs. Our government gives out cash like a drunken man at a strip club. The end result is that many people are freeloading off taxpayers. But not if the Trump administration has anything to say about it.

Since taking office, Donald Trump has made changes to many handout programs. From food stamps to Welfare these often-abused programs are getting major improvements. They will once again help people in need. People who abuse the programs will get a sharp kick to the curb.

Now it looks like unemployment is getting a much-needed change. But you might be surprised by it.

From Breitbart:

The Donald Trump administration hopes to unveil a new Labor Department regulation in June requiring drug testing for unemployment benefits.

Republicans used the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal an Obama-era regulation that limited states’ ability to limit drug testing for people who apply for unemployment benefits…

“President Trump just signed into law my bill that abolishes an Obama-era rule. After five years of battling with the Obama Department of Labor, states like Texas will now be allowed to drug test folks on unemployment to ensure they are job-ready from day one. This is a win for families, workers, job creators, and local economies.”

Strategic Services on Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation President Doug Holmes said if they wish to be paid through state unemployment benefits, they need to make themselves able and available to work, and that includes passing a drug test.

Think about that. People were able to get unemployment benefits, while abusing drugs! Some could get fired for drug use at a job, then proceed to collect checks from the government. How is that right?

Obama sought to lower standards for everyone. Except private businesses. He wanted Americans doped up, out of work, weak and feeble. Completely dependent on the government for support. That way, he could usher in a Socialist regime without resistance!

This new rule will simply require people to clean up their acts. Unemployment is meant to be temporary. It’s insurance, so you can focus on finding a new job. But folks who are using drugs might not be interested in finding work. They’d rather collect checks from the government.

This is a subtle change. But it will mean all the difference. Fewer freeloaders will be abusing the system. And the people who use the system will use it appropriately. Imagine that!

Source: Breitbart,


Still more #winning as the latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture or the USDA has been released showing the number of people enrolled in food stamps has dropped by some 2 million people since President Donald Trump took office. President Trump has also previously mentioned his intentions to make it a priority to keep SNAP program costs down for taxpayers at both the state and federal levels.  This may drive enrollment down even further in 2018.

The USDA revealed data that shows the number of people enrolled in what is known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP program plunged to 42,182,443 in fiscal year (FY) 2017 —a drop of 2,036,920 from the 44,219,363 enrolled in FY 2016. SNAP is the government program that administers food stamps. Participation in the program has reached the lowest levels achieved since 2010. There were 40,302,000 people enrolled in the program during the 2010 FY.

Food stamp enrollment has been seeing a steady decline after 2013 when participation peaked at a whopping 47.6 million under the Obama administration. This holds the record as the highest amount the program has ever had enrolled since the creation of the food stamp program in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Taxpayers were forced to foot the bill to the tune of $79.8 million for SNAP when enrollment surged in 2013.

The average individual SNAP participant receives $125.00 monthly, costing taxpayers $58 billion in 2017. Historical data show that while the program has expanded greatly over time, participation has declined as of late. The recent decline represents a historical break from the constant participation increases that characterized the program since the USDA began tracking the numbers in 1969 – average participation that year was 2,878,000, meaning participation has increased 14 fold since. When the USDA began recording how much taxpayers spent on the food stamp program in 1969, taxpayers spent $250 million to subsidize the 2.8 million receiving benefits.

shutterstock food stamps

In 2013, enrollment in SNAP began to decline as many states passed laws seeking to eliminate fraud and waste by requiring recipients to work, volunteer, be enrolled in a school or vocational program, or take part in some level of job training for a set number of hours per week in order to receive food stamp benefits. The steady improvement of the US economy also contributed to a significant decline in overall food stamp usage.

Here is the breakdown of how many people dropped off the food stamp rolls each month of 2017:

  •  January to February – 408,956
  • February to March – 95,152
  • March to April – 521,295
  • April to May- 176,527
  • May to June – 178,648
  • June to July – 236,417

Trump’s 2018 budget proposed cuts to SNAP and suggested that states match up to 20 percent of federal money allotted for the food stamp program with the USDA also announcing plans to give states more autonomy over how SNAP is administered as a cost-cutting measure for the welfare program costing American taxpayers multiple billions of dollars. Policies are also being presented at the state level for limiting the number of family members that can make purchases using a SNAP card, along with time limits on how long food stamp recipients can receive benefits, and mandatory drug testing for recipients of the program. There is also talk of implementing these policies on a national level as well.

Brandon Lipp is the acting undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services and he states of the decline in SNAP participation –

“The goal of the SNAP program is to support families in need as they strive to attain self-sufficiency. SNAP was established as a temporary supplemental nutrition benefit guiding people to self-sufficiency and self-reliance, not a permanent way of life. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that SNAP participation will drop by about 1.3 million people each year over the next 10 years as the economy continues to strengthen.

“Working together with our state partners, USDA is committed to finding innovative, cost-effective ways to help SNAP recipients find and keep gainful employment in order to build a stronger future for their families. We must ensure that we serve SNAP participants well.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported on additional measures taken under the Trump administration to ensure that this trend of declining enrollment in the food stamp program continues, stating –

While the SNAP program requires that state employees certify households for benefits, the agency issued new guidance in December of last year that would allow private-sector employees to provide information.

“The new policy maximizes flexibility within the law related to the SNAP certificationprocess while holding states accountable for ensuring eligible people have access to food benefits as they move toward self-sufficiency,” the agency states.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said this helps the program with streamlined access and efficiency.

“This flexibility is a positive step toward enhancing customer service and being good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Perdue said. “I encourage all states with an interest in this new flexibility to consider this change in policy, especially states looking for better ways to align their operations across multiple programs.”

WATCH: Welfare Rat Mocks U.S. Taxpayers, Shows Sick Thing She Buys With Her Food Stamps

WATCH: Welfare Rat Mocks U.S. Taxpayers With Sick Thing She Uses Her Food Stamp Card For

A shocking video is going viral after a welfare rat decided to post a video on YouTube, mocking the U.S. taxpayer for going to work and paying her way. However, things would only be made worse as the woman showed the sick thing she uses her food stamps to buy — and it has hardworking people across the country downright pissed off.

The clip was originally posted to YouTube by an unnamed woman but was quickly taken down for violating the website’s community standards. Fortunately, someone else was able to save it before it disappeared for good and has since reposted it for the world to see.

As can be seen in the footage, the smug brat brags about being on the system. Not only does she get food stamps but she’s on disability for her chronic “depression,” which apparently makes it impossible to work. Given her attitude in this clip, I’d say it’s a stretch because she’s more than happy to smile and laugh as she mock’s the U.S. taxpayer.

Of course, her disgusting attitude is more than enough to tick off everyday people, but that’s not the worst part of it all. Sending many people over the edge, the woman documented herself going to the store, buying a $14 lobster tail with her EBT card, and then feeding it to her dog.

“This is my Coach keychains,” she says as she pulls a set of keys out of her purse. “These three keychains here, they cost more than those minimum wage people’s f***ing car payment.”

Laughing, she adds, “Well actually, most of them don’t even have f***ing cars, they’re using f***ing public transportation!”

The woman then mentions that she’s on social security for depression.

“I’m on social security for depression,” she says. “Depression is a disability. So if you’re too depressed to work full-time, apply for social security.”

Concluding the video, she says, “So, this is what the minimum wage people will pay for is for me to give lobster to my f***ing dog and make a YouTube video about it mocking them.” [Source: The Blaze]

Shockingly, the woman smiles and laughs as she essentially spits in the face of everyday Americans. Bragging how it would take the cashier who cashed her out an hour and a half to earn the money to pay for that lobster tail, she went on to show off other luxuries she can afford, seeing as she has extra money from the government.

In all, she showed three Coach (the luxury purse company) key chains that she had in her possession that could range anywhere between $50 to $150 a piece. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she also whipped out not one but two smartphones – but there was a catch with this one.

Come to find out, she paid for one herself while the other one was given to her by the government – an Obamaphone. Sadly, pointing out the unnecessary phone wasn’t enough for this woman. In fact, she then went on to mock the same cashier for having a simple flip phone as that was all they were able to afford, even though they work for a living and she doesn’t.

This video is disgusting on so many levels, but it really goes to show just how bad the welfare state has become under Democrat reign. This is, without a doubt, the direct result of former President Barack Obama and his policies. Even worse yet, the left depends on this horrendous amount of unnecessary spending in order to keep the blue constituents coming to the polls as the left essentially buys their votes with freebies. As a result, you get this – freeloaders who are too lazy to work and don’t mind leeching off the government or their hardworking, taxpaying neighbors.

If ever there was proof that the welfare system is in desperate need of reform, this is it. President Donald Trump promised to “Make America Great Again” – and cutting down on the $740 billion spent each year on welfare rats like this one would be a great place to start.

‘Poor’ Muslim Lives Off Taxpayers For Over 18 Years, Then Police Are Tipped Off And Discover Her True Story

For hard-working taxpayers, few things are more off putting than the fact that there are plenty of folks out there that subsist off the government dole.

It becomes even more upsetting when it’s exposed that folks that simply have no reason to be collecting benefits are living high on the hog off the fruits of the labor of others.

Such was the situation at hand with this shocking case. While the Muslim woman at the center of it has been busted and brought to justice, that doesn’t make it any less disturbing that she was able to get away with it for so long.

The Daily Mail shares the details.

A ‘millionaire’ Muslim woman who rorted the public housing system for nearly two decades by posing as a battling single mother has finally been evicted from her taxpayer-funded flat.  

'Millionaire' Muslim woman Rebecca Khodragha (pictured), who rorted the public housing system for nearly two decades by posing as a battling single mother, has finally been evicted from her taxpayer-funded flat

Rebecca Khodragha lived in the Punchbowl apartment in south-west Sydney for 18 years, failing to tell authorities her husband owned a lucrative business which reportedly collected a million dollars a year.

Ms Khodragha was found guilty of two counts of fraud in November last year and was sentenced to three months jail, which she served as home detention at the Punchbowl unit.

It’s unclear how ‘home detention’ will serve as much of a deterrent for further unseemly behavior from Khodragha and company, but at least the publically-funded gravy train has stopped making stops at her abode.

Documents revealed Khaled’s electrical contracting business, which raked in $1million each year, was registered to the Punchbowl apartment, according to Seven.

She had been living in a Punchbowl housing commission in Sydney's south-west since 1999

The couple also reportedly had two other properties – a Lakemba unit and a Greenacre house – at the time.

‘She’s not just cheating the taxpayer, she’s cheating people in need,’ Mr Vevers told the broadcaster in February.

After a tip off from the public, Ms Khodragha was prosecuted and ordered to pay back more than $80,000 in rent.

According to Housing NSW, around 60,000 people are on the waiting list for public housing.

We would imagine that local residents are none too pleased at this disturbing revelation.

Revelations such as this become all the more unsettling when you consider the fact that liberal enclaves will bend over backwards to welcome immigrants to their communities.

To have that person respond to the welcome wagon with fraudulent behavior is nothing short of a slap in the face.

While that generally would serve as a massive wake up call for properly grounded folks, it has yet to have the same effect on residents of the liberal echo chamber.

Source: Daily Mail,