9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

Maine State Capitol

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state’s food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late last year, officials said.

The number of people that have been dropped from the program has exceeded even the administration’s expectations.

About 12,000 adults who aren’t disabled and don’t have children were in the program before Jan. 1. That number has dropped to 2,680 this month, David Sorensen, spokesman for the Department of Health and Services, told The Associated Press. SOURCE

The definition of welfare; a government program for poor or unemployed people that helps pay for their food, housing, medical costs, etc. Also, the state of being happy, healthy, or successful.

The definition of charity; the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need. Also; help or money given voluntarily to those in need, as in “an unemployed teacher living on charity”

Nowhere in those definitions do I see the word CAREER, and there are millions in this nation that have made a career of being welfare leeches, welfare queens, criminals that rape the system, and thus the taxpayers of this nation as they lounge around the house, watching TV, drinking, smoking dope, dealing dope, engaging in acts of prostitution and any number of nefarious activities.

I am talking about able-bodied men and women that are robbing YOU and ME of our hard earned dollars so that they don’t have to go to work.

I fully understand that a person or a family can fall on hard times and as such are in need of a HAND UP, not a hand out. Food stamps can mean the difference between feeding you and your kids or going hungry.

I understand that a needy mother or father want to improve their lot, perhaps through education, in life in order to provide a good life for themselves and their children.

I understand that a worker can become disabled due to injury or health issues, and in some cases those individuals may need long term benefits, and in many instances they have worked their entire lives, paying into the Social Security fund and are entitled to the financial and health benefits they receive. 

Then we have the aforementioned slugs of humanity that scam the system and take money from those that actually NEED it as opposed to those that just steal from all of us. 

Advocates for the poor say there aren’t enough jobs and volunteer positions available to recipients, especially in rural areas, forcing them to lose their benefits and turn instead to their local food banks.

According to the Obama administration unemployment is at some kind of all-time low due to the incredible leadership of Obama but this article says there aren’t enough jobs to go around.

I wonder what all of those poor people that Maine cut off who aren’t disabled and don’t have children are going to do now?

Putting them to work sounds good to me; hard labor, building roads and infrastructure to help repay this nation and those truly in need for all the money they stole from us.

Twenty years on a prison road gang, doing repairs and cleaning the countryside would be very appropriate in my opinion. Sadly, that won’t happen, if they go to prison they work out, watch TV and sit in air conditioned lounges.

If unemployment fraud, welfare, food stamps and social security fraud could be stopped in all 50 states I have to wonder; how much would that effect the budget? And just think, the government itself is guilty of massive over-spending.

Touchy-feely Liberalism sure is awesome huh?

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10 Responses to 9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

  1. BobF says:

    12,000 healthy adults with no children getting food stamps. I bet they all have cell phones, flat screen TV’s, and nice cars.

    There’s a food bank right around the corner from where I work. You can always tell when they get a new shipment of food in as the streets are lined with cars, in many cases very nice cars and trucks. People use these places that have no need of them except for they want a free handout. If it’s free, they want it and they don’t care if they are taking from those truly in need. We’re becoming a nation of emasculated males who want what the work and sweat of others has produced.

  2. Wayne says:

    The way I feel about welfare and the benefits that are give to just about anybody who applies for them can’t be put into words. We as a country are on a road to hell. The objective of the left is the total collapse of society as we know it. Only then will they (progressive/marxists) be able to cull our society of all the misfits (patriotic adherents to our “outdated constitution”) . Something wicked this way comes.

  3. abigail says:

    …there aren’t enough jobs to go around…
    Remember all those ‘shovel ready’ jobs? Is it time for a new Works Progress Administration?

    But hey, in the meantime, let us allow unlimited illegal immigration and let us allow more competition for what jobs (AND welfare benefits) there may be.

  4. Capt Ron says:

    I don’t mind helping someone who truly needs it. I may need it myself one day, I hope not. There are far too many on welfare who shouldn’t be, and I wonder how many of those are “helped” into the system solely because of race and the desire to “get their come-up-ins.”

  5. Bloviating Zeppelinq says:

    Here’s another concept that’s starting to gain momentum:


    If Home Depot employees have to be drug tested for their jobs, if my bus drivers have to be drug tested for their jobs, my deputies, various other employment positions — and they provide valuable WORK for this, then those who want FREE CHEESE for nothing should be drug tested in order to receive said cheese.

    Said cheese should only be received for a LIMITED time, as well.


  6. Bunkerville says:

    How many are simply college students. They now qualify and I understand thousands are taking advantage of it.

    • Mary Anne Harper says:

      As a nurse I saw plenty of people writing a letter for a Dr. so he would lie about their ability to work in order to get disability. I told a Dr. he wasn’t following the law when he wrote a letter stating the person couln’t work and he said they shouldn’t allow him to get involved as he didn’t want to upset them; Of course his “Press Ganey” report wouldn’t be as good for a bonus! He laughed and said I give my patients what they want.

      • Abigail says:

        With an ethical standard like that, I wonder if his ‘give them what they want’ extended to other things like narcotic prescriptions.

        • Mary Anne Harper says:

          Abigail, I worked hard to decrease the quanity, the refills, and called Pharmacies to find which patients were Dr. shopping and REALLY ABUSING the drugs; I was a patient advocate and stayed over on my own time when necessary to help the patient and giving overused drugs helps no one! Pain management isn’t used as much as it should be. Finally we are seeing and changing the way those drugs can be given. So many lives are destroyed and I pray it will change for the better.

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