"The GOP’s Work-Requirement Scam" - NY Mag
The Republican Party is threatening to deliberately engineer a global financial crisis unless Joe Biden slashes aid for America’s most vulnerable.
Republicans are doing when they press for new work requirements on Medicaid, food stamps, and TANF. The ostensible purpose of these policies is to liberate the poor from dependence on welfare while increasing labor-force participation, but all available evidence indicates that the GOP’s proposals would yield negligible impacts on employment at the cost of cutting off health care and food aid to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of working, low-income Americans because of missed paperwork and bureaucratic errors. - NY Mag
- Who would lose their Medicaid and Food Stamps?
- What happened in Arkansas when Republicans forced work requirements to get Medicaid?
- How many people got jobs from being denied Medicaid and foodstamps?
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House Republicans’ Work Requirements “Are Not About Work”
"There’s certainly little evidence that work requirements achieve their goal... If their goal is to push needy people off the rolls, then sure. And if the goal is to reduce the deficit—and the debt-ceiling bill has a bunch of provisions that would do the opposite—there are ways to do it that don’t target and scapegoat America’s most vulnerable.
When Arkansas imposed work requirements on Medicaid in 2018, I believe 18,000 people lost their health insurance and the state did not witness any growth in employment. Work requirements are not about work; they’re about a commitment by the modern Republican Party to harm the poor, really. It’s hard to say it any other way. If we’re going to balance the budget and tackle the deficit, why is it always the poor who have to pay that price, especially given all the tax avoidance and shenanigans that we experience today?" - Mother Jones
Republican attempt to slash social-welfare
"The Republican Party does not want all working, low-income Americans to enjoy public health insurance and nutritional aid. Their aim is not merely to strip welfare from the idle poor but to slash social-welfare spending in general. They are quite explicit about this intention. Work requirements allow them to make progress on this objective precisely because such rules reliably deny benefits to the working Americans who comprise the vast majority of prime-age social-welfare recipients. What’s more, the policy enables the GOP to slash aid to such beneficiaries in a politically palatable way." - NY Mag
Republicans append work requirements to Medicaid
"The House GOP’s most egregious proposal is to append work requirements to Medicaid. On a theoretical level, it is difficult to see why denying someone access to basic medical care would render them more capable of contributing to the economy. The idea that many Americans are choosing not to work because they can get a check-up for free is quite strange. A comfortable material existence plainly requires many, many things beyond health insurance." - NY Mag
Socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor
"The Republican Party decries the bureaucratic state and how burdensome it is, and regulations and all that—but work and training requirements create a huge bureaucracy that enriches private contractors while subjecting people who already have a lot on their plate to mountains of paperwork.
Michael Harrington had this phrase in The Other America: socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor. I feel it’s like, the deregulation of the rich and regulation of the poor. These administrative burdens are pushed down on families that have the least resources." - Mother Jones
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TakeAway: Stop the 'The GOP’s Work-Requirement Scam' to deny benefits to the working Americans to fund tax cuts for their wealthy donors.
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