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Proposed welfare reform bill passes House

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Updated: 3/11/2013 4:23 pm Published: 3/11/2013 4:22 pm

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 1909 on Monday.

The bill, introduced by Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, would require able able-bodied recipients ages 18 to 50, who are not disabled or raising a child, to perform at least 20 hours of work activities as a condition of receiving food stamps.

“It’s time we encourage the value of personal responsibility,” said Speaker Shannon, R-Lawton. “This measure will help able-bodied people break their addiction to government subsidies and let them focus on building a career as opposed to continually suffering under the wheel of poverty.”

HB 1909 will now move on to the Senate.

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aleman - 3/11/2013 5:06 PM
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Looking into the smoke this savage sees heap many lawsuits for hurt backs and carpal tunnel,you ain't gonna get 'em to work that's why they want welfare
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