Scott Walker: Parents should work 80 hours per month to get food stamps

By January 24, 2017Uncategorized

Gov. Scott Walker wants parents who receive food stamps to work at least 80 hours per month to continue to receive full benefits.

Walker made the announcement Monday in appearances around the state promoting changes dubbed “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” that he plans to make to the state’s welfare programs.

One component would require parents with school-age children living at home to work to continue to receive full benefits through the state’s food stamp program known as FoodShare.

“There will be some critics out there … who will say somehow this is an attack on the poor. I couldn’t disagree any more,” Walker said. “If you love your neighbor … the best way to help your neighbor is to help them get back up on their feet again and control their own destiny.”

The proposal, to be included in Walker’s 2017-19 state budget, is to initially pilot the requirement for parents in counties that have yet to be determined, Walker said.

Read more at The Wisconsin State Journal….

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