Requiring community service for those receiving food assistance:
The bill itself requires that those receiving food assistance or other payments perform at least four hours of community service in their first four weeks of receiving the payments.
I guess there's not enough "shame" already associated with needing Food Stamps to feed your family, so let's pile on some more. In addition to the striped jumpsuits with a "U" for unemployed, we now need some that have an "H" for hungry. Just when I think Republicans have bottomed out, they hit a new low.
And of course, there's the old "Cadillac-driving Food-Stamp Welfare-mother" meme to please the fucking idiot brigade:
Originally, the new draft simply said that if a recipient OWNED a car worth more than $15,000 that the car would count toward that determination. Committee members changed that to say if such a car is LEASED that it would also count toward the benefit calculation.
“We’re creative here,” responded bill sponsor Sen. David Rouzer, a Benson Republican. “We can make it so that it achieves the aim we’re trying to achieve…All I’m saying is if you’re going to receive a welfare benefit, drive a car that’s less than $15,000.”
You're creative, all right. Create an issue, then create a draconian, inhumane-bordering-on-sociopathic solution for said created issue. Disgusting.