Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Food Stamps and Work

Most people want to earn a living.  The problem is that employers don't really want to pay workers.  So lots of people either aren't permitted to work, or are stuck in a job that doesn't pay enough to live on.  Requirements that people work in order to receive food stamps are basically designed to push people out of the program.  It's yet another reminder that life isn't a right, it's a paid privilege.

You know what?  Guarantee a safe, full-time job at middle-class wages to everybody who wants one.  THEN you can put work requirements on safety programs.  It's not like we're short of shit that needs doing.
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