“Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) explained on Tuesday that a new policy that could cut off food stamps for thousands of people in his state would be ‘ennobling’ for poor people.
“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.”
Pence mentioned to Fox News that 50,000 people had joined the Indiana workforce since 2008 so it was time to return to a “core principle” of welfare reform. The theory is good, but what if there are not enough jobs available?