Sam Adolphsen, Foundation for Government Accountability’s Vice President of Executive Affairs, writing for Fox Business, commented on that in a piece about Medicaid’s work requirement in Arkansas—about which Progressive-Democrats in Congress are in an uproar.
Those Progressive-Democrats have complained that work requirements
“threaten” Americans…work [is] a “restrictive condition.”
These politicians of the Left ignore two things. One is the trivial one: no one is forcing anyone to work; the only “restriction” is that, in order to get any of Arkansas’ OPM, recipients must go to work in Arkansas or make a good faith effort to do so.
The other thing is the critical item in the affair.
Since the requirement was implemented, thousands of adults have left the welfare program.
…when people go back to work after work requirements are implemented, their incomes double or triple in just a year or two.
And this fallout from that second thing:
Getting these able-bodied adults back to work also frees up resources for the truly needy—the very people that the Medicaid program was designed to help.
It also increases Arkansas’ tax collections that go to the State’s Medicaid program.
Here’s where Adolphsen missed the mark, though. He wrote
Why are Democrats so against work?
It’s an indication of how out of touch these progressive leaders are with everyday Americans.
No, Progressive-Democrats are the smartest kids on the block—just ask them. They know what they’re doing with their objections to imposing a measure of personal responsibility on welfare recipients, personal responsibility that brings with it personal prosperity.
Those folks getting work and raising their standard of living aren’t actual human beings; they’re just votes spilling out of the Progressive-Democrats’ welfare box.