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Old 06-07-2017, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
NO ONE was "kicked off the program". They chose to leave rather than show up for either work or a training program.


You caught that....

I did too.

 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott Arizona
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And Alabama went Republican....so time for lazy, mooching conservatives to get a job
Almost a quarter of Alabama is African Americans living in extreme poverty. Now this might be a broad generalization, but I would bet they don't vote Republican as a collective whole.

Just saying
 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:04 PM
 
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FYI- the work requirement will not affect parents with kids or people fifty and over, as much as that may disappoint some. There are some other exemptions. So, parents and those pesky boomers living in poverty can still get their handout.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
NO ONE was "kicked off the program". They chose to leave rather than show up for either work or a training program.
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Originally Posted by BentBow View Post
You caught that....

I did too.

There are no jobs or training programs in the area.

an ultimatum is not a choice. SO yes, they were kicked off.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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Exactly. Not to mention uprooting children, finding new schools, finding childcare, leaving behind any support network of family and friends.............it's very easy to say "just move" but it's not a simple (or cheap) process.
Indeed. In fact, leaving your support system and striking out for greener pastures with no money is a good way to end up homeless. It happens where I live all the time.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
NO ONE was "kicked off the program". They chose to leave rather than show up for either work or a training program.

Unless there is some FREE training program of which I am not aware, SOME people can "show up" for a training program and be turned away. I can't afford to go back to school, so that wouldn't be an option for me either.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Don't work. Don't eat.


Simple

There is no right to work, train, or get hired. Not everyone who wants to work is going to be hired.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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You are spot on.

An able- bodied, non- senior adult with say 3 kids will continue to recieve benefits for the kids and the kids will continue to be eligible for school meal programs which in some places includes up to 3 meals a day and a summer program. Then there are the private local charity backpack programs that load up kids' back packs with non perishable microwaveable packaged food, like mac and cheese to tide them over the weekends.

No one starves in the US. Much ado is made about the " food insecure" in the US. 35% of children and 75% of adults are overweight/ obese.

In my room-renting experience, I've had (formerly homeless) housemates who at least GAVE THE APPEARANCE - of trading sex for food and shelter. Craigslist occasionally has "FREE room available (female only)" posts which appear to be thinly veiled solicitations for that type of arrangement.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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AL is one of the states that has become a "job training leader": Southern States Have Become Job-Training Leaders

EasterSeals will also help: Easter Seals Alabama | Employment and Training

Alabama is doing a awesome job of attracting business, jobs mean many people need to get out of the taxpayer's pocket!
 
Old 06-07-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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NO ONE was "kicked off the program". They chose to leave rather than show up for either work or a training program.
You don't just choose to show up for work. An employer has to offer you the job in order to show up for work. Don't know what kind of training programs they have in Alabama. In some areas the training programs only take so many people at a time so if you don't get chosen for participation you're out of luck. Around here they require volunteer jobs if you're not employed and there are only so many spots so if you don't get picked to give away your labor for free then you're out of luck.
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