OK SO WE ARE NOT SURPRISED THAT JEB HAS STEPPED DOWN FOR HIS OWN SAKE AND THAT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY....
HUFFINGTON POST on JEB BUSH - WHO WANTS TO CUT WELFARE and FOOT STAMPS
EXCERPT: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Friday proposed an overhaul of the U.S. welfare system that would eliminate what he called failing programs for the poor and send the federal dollars from them to the states to develop their own plans.
Bush, continuing an effort to position himself as the most serious, substantive candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, laid out his plan ahead of a poverty forum in South Carolina on Saturday.
Bush said decades of federal policy have not solved the vexing problem of how to help generations of Americans mired in poverty.
"We have spent trillions of dollars on the ‘war on poverty,’ but there are now still more than 46 million Americans living in poverty," he said in a statement laying out his plan.
Bush, a former Florida governor, would take some controversial steps as part of his welfare plan.
He would eliminate the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps, housing assistance programs and a cash program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
He would use the money to give so-called "right to rise" grants to the states to let state governments fund programs they develop as the best way to address poverty.
To encourage more Americans on welfare to seek jobs, Bush would include in "Right to Rise" grants work requirements and time limits for able-bodied adults.
JEB BUSH is simply out of touch with reality, and our experience is Republicans are more so than Democrats. He doesn't seem to realize that many adults GAVE UP ON FINDING WORK after long and excruciating job hunts while on unemployment, because they face discrimination, or because their work skills need expensive retraining, or because they have had a work place injury... or simply because there WERE NO JOBS AVAILABLE in a reasonable commute from where they live. MANY reasons besides being uninterested, unwilling, or lazy. IF YOU WERE GOING TO LOOSE YOUR HOME or APARTMENT (and maybe your marriage, or your children, wouldn't YOU take "any kind" of job?)
We've met many people who did take part time or low paid work and slid into homelessness more slowly. People who slowly sold off every valuable possession they had, including their furniture, to live in a vehicle.
WE SAY JEB, go sleep on the street every night for a month with no money and no family contact and no security guards hovering to protect you. Let us know how it goes.
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