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Should Your Taxes Go To Welfare Leeches? Alabama Says NO

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Alabama has done what every other state in this union needs to do – put strict requirements on food stamps and other welfare programs.

America is at risk of becoming a full-fledged welfare state, and we’ve all seen what that did to our European friends.

So, if we want to keep our nation’s economy strong, we need to urge every other state to follow Alabama’s example.

From Al.com:

Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

The counties had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.

During the economic downturn of 2011-2013, several states – including Alabama – waived the SNAP work requirements in response to high unemployment.

Allowing everyone to take food stamps with no restrictions resulted in an out-of-control unemployment rate.

There’s a lot of lazy people who, given the option, will happily live off your tax dollars.

Guess what happened after Alabama reinstated those restrictions? Unemployment plummeted.

As of April 2017, the highest jobless rate among the 13 previously excluded counties was in Wilcox County, which reported a state-high unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, down more than 11 percentage points from the county’s jobless rate for the same month of 2011.

Ending the exemption has dramatically cut the number of SNAP recipients in the counties.

Go figure.

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