‘Work Over Welfare’ Will Keep Idaho Economy Strong
Idaho works — in more ways than one.
Any state so rich with citizens who work long hours in tough jobs — from waiting tables in downtown Boise to harvesting crops and ranching across the state — understands the dignity of work.
But resting on that foundation, Idaho’s political climate works too. It is defined by work over welfare and individual opportunity over government dependency.
This year, Idaho’s leaders doubled down on protecting that political climate — and the state’s economy — by passing a bill to ensure that able-bodied Idahoans across the state who receive food stamps must work, train, or volunteer at least part time.