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The fact that most people receiving food stamps already have a job is irrelevant to Trump and the GOP, of course, because the actual goal of "work requirements" is not to help people get jobs, but to degrade and demonize the poor  https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/medicaid-work-requirements-trump-administration 
With work requirements for Medicaid moving ahead, the Trump administration is now ramping up work requirements for food stamp recipients (even though most food stamp recipients are either already working or actively looking for work.)  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-moves-stiffen-work-requirements-food-stamps-n850776 
RT @KateAronoff: The teens continue to be extremely good, this time taking on a DCCC-endorsed Democrat over his A+ rating from the N… https://t.co/IHQBwMH4tl
RT @EconomicPolicy: The Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME is poised to decimate public-sector unions—and it’s been made possible by a… https://t.co/Ba6ZbpTQoQ
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