The House to vote on controversial farm bill Friday
Hopefully it will not pass, it seem there are some conservative against it because they want to put immigration in it. Democrats of course are against it because of the harsh work requirements. If it does pass, the Senate won't pass it, they will come up with their own with less harsh work requirements for food stamps.
Look at the language Paul Ryan uses to justify the work requirements when it comes to those unable to work.
"That is why the farm bill that we are debating today is so critical. It sets up a system for SNAP recipients where if you are able to work, you should work to get the benefits. And if you can't work, we'll help you get the training you need."
What is he saying? Is he saying those with disabilities which would make it difficult to work anywhere on a full time basis or even part time on a schedule, would have to get some kind of training and work anyway, regardless of their health? Don't he think if they could they would have done it anyway? He acts as those who are on food stamps actually just don't want to work and get food stamps. It is a hard living on disability and trying to stretch what food stamps you can get. Moreover, if you end up struggling to work, SSI disability will end up taking away your disability. The chances of a boss being understanding, is nil. The chances of getting a job is almost as bad. More than likely it will become too much for your health (which is why you got disability in the first place) and you will have to quit. Then you will end up with nothing. It is reality.