Get Americans off the Sidelines
Congress can make a workforce comeback by building a stronger work requirement in food stamps
This requirement is designed to move enrollees out of dependency and back to work—but loopholes have gutted the requirement and held back America’s economy.
The good news?
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel—just expand the already successful work requirement in food stamps to build your back-to-work playbook. Here’s how:
Play 1: End the current work requirement suspension in the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA).
Play 2: Expand the work requirement in food stamps to all able-bodied adults up to 65 years old and parents of kids seven years of age and older.
Play 3: Stop states from waiving the work requirement across their states, even in areas with low unemployment and available jobs.
Play 4: Abolish no-good-cause exemptions, another bureaucratic loophole used to gut the work requirement in food stamps.
With millions of open jobs spanning all industries, America’s worker shortage is real and food stamp dependency is a big part of the problem.
Congress can provide a solution… all without creating new problems or spending more.
It’s time to get more workers off the sidelines with a work requirement in food stamps that applies to more able-bodied enrollees and in more places.