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Worker Shortage

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.

Our Welfare Reform Experts
Brian Sikma
Brian Sikma

Senior Fellow

Haley Holik
Haley Holik

Senior Fellow

Hayden Dublois
Hayden Dublois

Data and Analytics Director

Jonathan Bain
Jonathan Bain

Senior Research Fellow

Jonathan Ingram
Jonathan Ingram

Vice President of Policy and Research

Sam Adolphsen
Sam Adolphsen

Policy Director

Scott Centorino
Scott Centorino

Senior Fellow

Trevor Carlsen
Trevor Carlsen

Senior Research Fellow

At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.

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