Indiana to Start Requiring Food Stamp Recipients Work, Be in Job Training, or Job Hunting

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(The Daily Signal) – Next spring, thousands could be cut from Indiana’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Indiana has previously waived the federal requirement that SNAP recipients are either employed, actively seeking employment or in training for future employment.

But now the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced that, as of 2015, the federal requirement will be enforced and as a result, approximately 65,000 people will be cut from the program.

According to Fox 59 in Indianapolis, Indiana’s new requirement mandates that “any able-bodied Indiana adult without children will need to be working at least 20 hours a week, be in job training, or searching for employment in order to qualify.”

Rachel Sheffield, a research assistant in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, said work requirements foster accountability:

Even in good economic times, work rates are low among able-bodied adults on food stamps. About half of food stamp households that include an able-bodied adult perform zero hours of work. Lifting the waiver would mean that able-bodied adults without dependents would be limited to three months of food stamps unless they are working or participating in some type of work program at least 20 hours a week. A work requirement encourages self-sufficiency for those who are able and also helps ensure that benefits are going to those most in need.
Indiana State Sen. Jim Merritt told Fox 59 that the work requirement holds SNAP recipients accountable.

“I support the idea if it’s incentivizing people to go back to work,” said Merritt.

John Whitaker, the executive director at the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis, told Fox 59 that one in six Indiana residents uses a food bank or pantry, and that he is concerned about the potential for this demand to increase once current SNAP recipients are cut.

“Sixty-five thousand people would equate to about what it would take to fill Lucas Oil Stadium for a really good game,” said Whitaker.

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Senate Dem Aide: White House ‘Has Sunk From Annoying To Embarrassing’

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JIM TREACHER
Contributor

Sure, the Democrats are taking the rest of us down with them. But that shouldn’t keep us from having a laugh at their expense as their world falls apart and they claw at each other’s throats. Tee-hee!

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal:

The relationship between the White House and Senate Democrats hit a new low Tuesday evening after the administration’s press office released a transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in Iowa on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The problem: The subject line of the e-mail referred to Braley as the “Democratic candidate for governor…”

Governor, Senator, whatever. Who can keep track? The White House has better things to do. Like booking Obama’s next tee time.

Indicating the sensitivity of the mistake, top Senate Democratic officials wasted no time lashing out at the Obama administration’s political team in response, suggesting it was acting like a junior varsity operation two weeks before the midterms…

“The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing,” one senior Senate Democratic aide told National Journal.

As for Obama’s claim that the lurkers support him in e-mail the Democrats fleeing from him in droves are actually big fans of his behind the scenes? My suspicions have proven correct:

Another Senate official told the Washington Post that Obama’s comments were “not devised with any input from Senate leadership.”

He doesn’t need anybody else’s input. He just says whatever he thinks will protect his ego and get him through the next five minutes. Other people’s concerns have nothing to do with it. Consensus reality has nothing to do with it.

The rest of us caught on years ago: Obama screws up everything he touches, and then he lies to cover it up. Now, less than two weeks before the midterms, even his ostensible allies can’t escape it anymore.

Enjoy their mounting panic.

(Video) The Massive Memphis Brawl of 100 Blacks The Media Didn’t Show You

We need to have an honest discussion about race without being called racist. The problem, however, is that the leftists won’t allow it. As a result, stories like this are swept under the rug by our useless media. That’s where sites like ours come in to fill the void.

But I digress, the blacks in Memphis need some serious help.

First, we have today’s story of over 100 blacks brawling at a housing complex.

This isn’t confined to Memphis. Again let me reiterate. When are we going to have an honest discussion about race?