Alabama Republicans say they want a new bill to drastically limit state welfare programs so that recipients will get jobs – but the bill eliminates the most common means of transportation to and from work. The bill, created by Republican Sen. Arthur Orr, cuts the time frame for assistance from five years to three. It also disqualifies people from getting food stamps or financial assistance for families with children if the recipients own cars, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. “We want to get people working back in the workforce and not hanging out for public benefits because they can,” Orr told the paper.
“Let’s look at the problem from the beginning, shall we,” he continued. “When you’ve got people who are used to getting food stamps and welfare from the state, that means they’re not motivated to go out there and try to earn money on their own. It’s simple psychology, really – they’re thinking, ‘I’m already getting free food and a free bed from the state, and I’m just fine where I am. I don’t want to go through the stress of finding a job and then working every day when I can just hang out here and get stuff for free.’ Well, that’s just wrong. We can’t have that. We can’t have people who are laying around doing nothing and who are getting basic living necessities such as food and electricity for free thanks to other people who are working their butts off and paying their taxes. That’s about to change.”
Orr added, “Right now, we’ve got hundreds of thousands of people on welfare, food stamps recipients even, who own cars. I mean, where’s the logic in that? What, you can’t afford to buy your own food on a daily basis, but you can afford to own a several-thousand-dollar vehicle? The state is being made a fool, and not just that, the hard-working, sympathetic people of Alabama are also being ridiculed. They are – we are – supporting laziness and corruption. But not anymore. The bill aims to change the situation and make homeless people and food stamps recipients motivated enough to get out there are get a job. We’re denying their right to free food and even electricity, and we’re doing it because they don’t deserve it. They’re not contributing anything and are further impoverishing the state and Alabamians.”
Orr also added that “the state is done supporting liars and social criminals,” and that “as a representative of the people of Alabama, it is my duty to fight for social equality.” “We’re done being nice, we’re done being taken advantage of. One of the basic economic mantras is ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch.’ We’re going to apply that to all the food stamp recipients in the state of Alabama. They will not be granted electricity, free food or motorized vehicles any longer. If they want to live like the rest of us, they’re just going to have to get up and work as hard as the rest of us do. And if these measures somehow fail, the next step will be mass deportation of these people to Mexico, just like Mexico has been doing to America for decades, because jail is too good for them.”
I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that’s cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do,
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My buddy’s aunt makes $77 an hour on the computer . She has been out of a job for five months but last month her pay was $20421 just working on the computer for a few hours. why not find out more…,
Once again, another Republican elected moron who fails to understand WHO the majority of welfare recipients are (hint: NOT black people) and who cannot comprehend the purpose of helping those who can’t necessarily help themselves. Another bible thumping “christian” who would deport Jesus if he met him today.
How does this work for our service members if your active duty with a spouse and a child or two you probly quilify for some help but I don’t think the army incourages people to moonlight at Mc. D’s on their down time?
im sorry but really most people on food stamps are working or trying to…… i was on them and and i dident have a job but i was looking i have learning disabiltys so that means i need help finding work so evan thought i was trying it wouldnt be good enoght so im a lazy criminal….. you relize with out food you dont have the energy to function properly how about all thos kids still in collage or those homless people who spend all day going from place to place or walking 3 miles or more to get to work because the only job that will higher then are low paying jobs ……im sick of this crap realy sick of it
Yeah, his FB page is locked down tight. I wonder why… The man has no common sense. I challenge him to live strictly off of welfare for 1 month. See how he likes getting his ‘free stuff’, and if it doesn’t dampen that incentive to do better… asshat.
There is only one way that people like this will ever “get it.” Make him live under the conditions that he insists others live under. Take his car. Freeze his bank accounts. Until this is done he will never understand the harm that he is doing.
At time’s I get stumped by statement made by people, whom has never walked a day in another person shoes. Then called them lazy and criminal for being poor on wages too low in their state. To receive benefits to support their family would be denied, because of a car is government oppression. I totally see why AL is one of the poorest states in the union.
Does he NOT get that the overwhelming majority of Americans who are on welfare or Snap actually work? Most work full time jobs. Those jobs simply do not pay enough to actually support oneself! So now, deny them SNAP and then take away their transportation to get to and from work and what do you get? You get a LOT more people out of work, totally and then more dependent upon social services programs. This guy obviously has fallen for the “welfare queen” myth of Reagan (who never actually existed). What he WILL get is a guest of honor position at a decapitation by guillotine party.
It’s not about common sense. If they’ll treat those who are down like this, well you better watch out buddy because you’re next. It’s the politics of brutality, objectification, intimidation and power. It’s what Republican Christian conservatives call government.
The powers that be in this economy consider 3.5 – 5% unemployment as ‘full’ employment. That means they have no intention of making jobs available to 100% of those seeking employment They do this because the closer you get to 100% employment the more power each laborer gets. So the economy is set up so that a certain percentage of employable adults will not be able to find work but if we vilify them by calling them ‘lazy no good takers’ it is alright to let them starve.
What a stupid a hole. You can’t deport Americans to another country.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, huh?
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