Americans value a temporary safety net, but they think work should be an integral part of receiving public assistance. FGA supports a universal work requirement across all four major welfare programs—food stamps, Medicaid, housing, and TANF. Work is the best way to improve lives and regain independence.
Stopping Welfare Expansion Efforts
Welfare expansion efforts by the federal government and many states are keeping able-bodied adults out of the workforce, making the worker shortage even worse by paying people to stay home. These plans should be rejected.
Eliminating Long-Term Dependency
Perpetual government dependency is a trap that robs individuals of taking part in the American Dream. To preserve resources for the truly needy and encourage productivity, for example, states can assign able-bodied adults on food stamps to employment and training (E&T) programs and implement other commonsense reforms.
FGA Applauds the Introduction of Federal Food Stamp and Medicaid Work Requirement Legislation
NAPLES, FL – Today, the America Works Act of 2022 and the Jobs and Opportunities for Medicaid Act were jointly introduced by Representatives Rodney Davis (IL) and Jake LaTurner (KS). The America Works Act would reinstate work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents on food stamps—requirements that have been suspended since 2020—while the Jobs and Opportunities for Medicaid Act requires […]READ MORE
New Report Calls for Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Parents on Food Stamps
Naples, FL – A new report released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) finds that able-bodied parents on food stamps are not working and are trapped in dependency. The report calls on Congress to expand existing work requirements to all able-bodied adults, including parents. Able-bodied parents on food stamps are currently exempt from […]READ MORE
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