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New Mexico proposes work requirement for food stamps

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 4, 2014 11:45 p.m.

    People build pride knowing they worked for their substance.

    Great idea!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 5, 2014 8:00 a.m.

    Two things will happen, wait and see:
    #1:Democrats will oppose it claiming it discriminates!
    #2:If enacted most welfare recipients will move to other states where they don't have to work, i.e. California or Nevada!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 5, 2014 8:26 a.m.

    providing a way to recover dignity while on public assistance is a good thing.

    the same thing happened in the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt. during the 7 lean years, he requried the people to buy the grain Pharoah had stored; when they ran out of money, they had to borrow against thier land. That way when the 7 year drought ended, the people had incentive to go back to work and grow their own - they did not become dependent on the government and retained their dignity

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 5, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    Any suggestions for disabled people in NM who can't or perhaps never could work? Or do these posts just boil down to another attempt to base all laws on Social Darwinism?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 5, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    @ Mark B: During President Barack Obama’s first term, the number of Americans collecting federal disability insurance increased by 1,385,418 to a record 8,827,795. As a result, there is now one person collecting disability in this county for every 13 people working full-time.
    One of two possibilities exist with this issue:
    A: The work place has become exponentially more dangerous since Obama took office!
    B: A record number of people are gaming the system.
    Which do you think it is???

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 5, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    Mark B
    don't know if my response posted, but it was incomplete.

    You have a problem with people maintaining their dignity while receiving aid?

    The article is incomplete – had you done a little checking before just chastising the right, you would have found that pregnant women and some others, including those who are considered physically or mentally unable to work, are exempt.

    I would not call that social Darwinism

    Can you tell us why liberal CA has the highest poverty rate and largest income gap in the nation? I guess that is where the REAL social Darwinism can be observed!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2014 1:44 p.m.

    @Mark B,

    You're amazing!

    There are plenty of work disabled people can do.

    You like to focus on how achieving people are greedy, and must pay their fair share. How they prospered of the backs of the poor.

    After all "successful people didn't build that", "someone else did that". Obama 101

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 5, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    Mr. worf, I'll accept the compliment in the first part of your last post. Thanks. If you are trying to put words in my mouth, however, you'll have to do better.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 5, 2014 3:50 p.m.

    It sounds like Pres. Clinton's goal of ending welfare as we now see it. It's definitely not Mr. Obama's objective.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2014 4:46 p.m.

    No matter how you spin it. No matter the reason.

    Forcefully taking from one, and giving it to another.

    Is called theft. Stealing! We the people should not permit this.

    Allow people the dignity of working for what they get. Allow people to voluntarily give of themselves with helping others.

    As for the feds. Stay out of our pockets!

    Your handling, and budgeting of tax payer welfare money do not pass expectations.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Aug. 6, 2014 7:31 a.m.

    10 stars for Mountanmans point.