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Trump signs Executive Order Targeting Welfare Programs

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  • Center Left Democrat
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    California
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    In a little discussed issue President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this week. The article noted that Trump's executive order calls on "the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and other agencies across the federal government to craft new rules requiring that beneficiaries of a host of programs work or lose their benefits."

    Read the full article here: thehill.com/policy/healthcare/383106-tr...

    What will Trump's executive order have on welfare programs?

  • Independent
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    Raymond Wrote:

    In a little discussed issue President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this week. The article noted that Trump's executive order calls on "the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and other agencies across the federal government to craft new rules requiring that beneficiaries of a host of programs work or lose their benefits."

    Read the full article here: thehill.com/policy/healthcare/383106-tr...

    What will Trump's executive order have on welfare programs?

    The purpose is to destroy them. Just as the purpose of the right is destroy the entire social safety net including social security, medicare and medicaid.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    My state governor hacked social programs too, this is an excerpt of what he said about recipients: "We want to help those in need move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity of work," Walker said in a statement. "We believe welfare should be more like a trampoline and less like a hammock."

    usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/a...

    These are the laws he signed:

    Bills Walker signed will cost nearly $80 million and state and federal money once fully implemented and will:

    — Increase from 20 to 30 hours a week the time that able-bodied adults, and now parents of school-aged children, have to be working or in job training to receive food stamps under Wisconsin's Food Share program.

    — Require drug screening, testing and treatment to be eligible for public housing.

    — Prohibit anyone from receiving food stamps and other Medicaid benefits under the Welfare to Work, or W-2 program, if they own a home worth double the median value — or about $321,000 — or personal vehicles worth more than $20,000.

    — Block anyone owning a vehicle worth more than $20,000 from getting food stamps.

    — Require "able-bodied" Medicaid enrollees to pay child support and participate in child paternity testing or face losing benefits.

    — Require state contracts with private groups that help run the food stamps and W-2 welfare programs to have pay-for-performance standards.

    — Request a federal waiver to create health savings accounts for Medicaid recipients.

    — Create a pilot program for periodic payments of the earned income tax credit. Supporters say that will get the money into recipients hands quicker, in smaller amounts, and help them budget better. But opponents say there may be good reason for recipients to want the money in a lump sum.

    Notice what it's going to cost to implement his new laws.

    Also notice the automobile value limitations he set into law, he is one of those who believes that people on welfare have been seen driving Cadillacs and buying lobster and steak with food stamps.

    Our governor is a total asshole, we're seeking a replacement for him this year with a democrat.

  • Brooks, AB
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    Hmmm. I'm also on a discussion group that has its fair share of American right wingers who just hate welfare. They have made no mention of this.

    If these reforms are implemented, there is going to a massive social uprising. A lot of those 50% of Americans who don't usually vote are going to have a good reason to make it to the polls in November.

    At least, we hope that is what they do. Rioting in the street ain't so good for changing things.