A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. http://t.co/cNPRL2mkeU
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) November 18, 2014
… The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced last month that beginning in 2015, it would no longer request a waiver to the federal work requirement for certain people who use the SNAP program. Up to 65,000 single Hoosiers could lose food stamp benefits unless they are working 20 hours a week or attending job training.
Speaking to Fox News on Tuesday, Pence argued that 50,000 people had joined the Indiana workforce since 2008 so it was time to return to a “core principle” of welfare reform.
“How do you feel about people who say you are targeting poor people?” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked the governor.
“I’m someone that believes there’s nothing more ennobling to a person than a job,” Pence insisted. “And to make sure that able-bodied adults without dependants at home know that here in the state of Indiana, we want to partner with them in their success.”…
Think Progress pointed out last month that there were 2 million people in the Midwest seeking jobs, but only about a million jobs available. And that’s not counting the thousands of people who are no longer counted as unemployed because they gave up looking for a job…
Video at the link, if you want to watch the Fauxbot tonguebathe Pence about how his command of all the GOP buzzwords might inspire “people” to encourage a presidential run. If you’ve been trying to lose weight, it will definitely put you off your dinner.