There are many reasons why people from other countries the world over want to make America their home. One of the most enduring of those reasons since the late 1800s was that America is the place where all their dreams would come true. That one drive to make the United States their new home was what drove one of the greatest emigrations from other countries throughout the early and mid 1900s.
The immigrants who came to this country, including my grandfather in 1910, had expectations for their children and their children’s children. My grandfather, I can tell you honestly, never thought to himself, “I hope that my children and grandchildren live off the government’s breast milk.” He had high hopes and aspirations for his progeny. Many of today’s immigrants, particularly those from poor Middle Eastern nations migrate with the plan in mind to gain entry and immediately register for government benefits. Europe has the same ridiculous problem.
One thing should be noted, however, and that is our government (and Europe’s governments) are to be blamed. Our government and others have cultivated a Socialistic entitlement mentality within our populace. It’s no wonder immigrants come with this mentality; our own citizenry abides by this practice in huge numbers. The Obama administration was most notably a big advocate of the practice. Now, the Trump administration has put a sudden halt to that practice by increasing work requirements for government benefits!
The Trump administration moved Wednesday to bring back work requirements for Americans on welfare, reversing an Obama-era policy that had encouraged states to apply for waivers that would exempt welfare recipients from needing to prove that they were either working or receiving job training.
Requiring work or job training was an integral part of the 1996 welfare reform law signed by former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Times reported.
Ohio was the only state that applied for a waiver, which was neither approved nor denied by the previous administration, according to the Associated Press. On Wednesday, the Trump administration closed the door on even the possibility the waiver would be approved by officially denying Ohio’s request, according to AP.
The Office of Family Assistance, under the Department of Human Services, issued a release advising states about the change.
“Re-emphasizing the work requirements in the welfare program means once again promoting gainful employment and economic independence as goals for every family,” the statement read.
Reducing welfare dependency is a step that will help make America great again, and while the left will complain about this measure all day long, the country needs it.
Welfare abuse need to end, and requiring able-bodied Americans to work is a great first step to make that happen.
The need to reestablish a pride in self worth, and having a work ethic is key to reconnecting people who have been slaves to the system for far too long. In so many documented instances, people who have been moved successfully from welfare to work find their lives far and beyond much more satisfying and enjoyable.
The children of welfare recipients as well are impacted so fantastically by a parent who no longer waits by the mailbox at the end of every month for their check. That is the type of denigration that needs to end in order to keep our children healthy and happy and their parents proud and able.
Source: Conservative Tribune