Sunday, April 12, 2015

Remember "Maine!" .....

No, that headline doesn't say "Remember THE Maine", the echoing call that set off the Spanish American war in 1898......

Nope, it says, "Remember  'Maine'".... in 2015~ As of January 1st of this year, the Gob'nor and legislature of Maine, threw aside federal mandates and rules -- put rules in place that requires all able bodied adults without children to either work 20 hours a week, or do volunteer work 24 hours per month....... to remain eligible for food stamps. 

The result - participation dropped 87% in 4 months......... Yes, that is no mistype, today, only 22.33% of the total number of Maine food stamp recipients on January 1st are still receiving them. 

I reckon - the rest of those folks decided that six hours a week was just too much to ask ............. or..... discovered that a little honest work ain't such a bad thing.

So the call around the Nation should ring once again...."Remember Maine!" 

Last I heard, we had 46,000,000 (million) Americans on Food Stamps in 2014.  If that were reduced to 22.33% of that number, there would only be 10,271,800 on Food Stamps next January.  A whole lot smaller wagon for the tax payers of the nation to pull!

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