House farm bill would rein in work requirement waivers gone wild

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When it comes to food stamp work requirements, states have made progress in the last few years. In 2015, 42 states were utilizing waivers doled out by the Obama administration that exempted the vast majority of able-bodied childless adults from commonsense work requirements. No work requirement, no training requirement, no time limit — just food stamps forever for adults with no disabilities or dependent kids keeping them from working.

As a result, enrollment in this welfare program ballooned to nearly 48 million late in the Obama era, and able-bodied adult enrollment alone has nearly tripled since 2000.