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Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks able-bodied people should work to receive their food stamps. The new U.S. farm bill would rework the food stamp rules. It will require many recipients to work 20 hours a week or go to job classes  to help them become more employable. 

The issue of working for food has divided both the Republicans and Democrats.  Over 40 million people receive the food benefits.

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The proposed Federal Farm bill contains work requirements for able-bodied 18 to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or  enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham says the requirement will filter out persons who choose to take advantage of the welfare system.

 

Abraham says, "If they want to be recipients of the SNAP program, they're going to have to get in the game and do what we ask them to do."