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  • maggie

    That's Christian compassion for you - let people starve in the name of saving money to reduce taxes on the rich.

  • madison55

    Don't you know the economy is booming these people should have a job. Everything is great! So let them starve! /s

  • wd65

    The Republican "war on the poor" is in full view in Kansas.

  • fmd160

    "While my team believes the policy we put in place is legally defensible, we have determined that it isn't worth the cost to Kansas taxpayers to engage in a protracted court battle," Kelly said during a Statehouse news conference.
    Wait...it isn't worth the cost........I might not win re-election?

  • Cee

    We waste nearly half of all food produced so with that said I don’t give a damn who eats. Our food producers are as important to us as our military is and they have to learn how to make more food not less. You cons are so obsessed with someone getting something for free that we can’t solve the simplest problems in our country.

  • Chipnputt

    Wow! Asking someone to work for their own existence? Oh, the humanity.

  • Kevin from Wa.

    Kansas a"Pro Life" State likes to "kill people" the old fashioned way......STARVE THEM.

  • ReviewTheFacts

    So, if people don't have the requisite skills to do the job, the GOP wants to starve American citizens to death? Sounds about right for the "freedom" and "patriot" party. Please vote, people!

  • Jeff Wainright

    I escaped from Kansas shortly after they legislated the Biblical Creationism would be taught as historical fact in public schools, and periodically I am reminded why leaving Kansas was one of the best life choices I have ever made.

  • Ctrygrl

    Making sure poor people go hungry, what the GOP is all about.

  • mh

    Elections have consequences. Thoughts and Prayers.

  • Verity Pendleton

    Kansas. Decades of GOP rule have decimated the state. Education, job creation, etc., have placed it at the bottom of the list.

  • Gumby4417

    The propaganda coming from the GOP about people who are without work being undeserving of government assistance is dishonest and disgraceful. The GOP has become the party of hate and greed. Feeling great now, America?

  • Elizabeth Thomas

    This is why local elections are so important. A state might have a democrat Governor but if the legislature has a republican majority no changes will ever be made.

  • beingcurious

    Hey GOP, why not a campaign to cut funding for education in your state? Oh, you already did that and had to reverse course after citizen outrage. The party of the average person. /s

  • Arryandan

    This is one of the reasons that 25% of American children now go to bed hungry. Republicans are heartless, especially after they've had their tax-break.

  • P'Thizikil

    This is why the US is under UN investigation as being among the countries with the worst treatment of the poor. It has been proven over and over that people generally want to work when they can. How about job creation and assistance with placements?

  • MtnGirl

    Don't move to Kansas if you are poor. Out of Brownback's policies to cut taxes for the wealthy, then see roads, schools, healthcare and other infrastructure crumble, he tightened food programs with additional work requirements, even for poor families with little children. Half of the last adults still getting help do not have any transportation to get to a job. And they're living on less than $600 per month. Truly the very poor. Trump wants to kick another few hundred thousand adults across the US off any kind of food assistance as well. After giving huge tax breaks to the wealthiest of people, this is truly draconian.

  • Erika

    The Republican party at its best it's easy for they have good health insurance, pension, salary, tax breaks, they can afford food. But us working poor sometimes cannot. Especially if your single with no kids forget the government will not help you. After rent ,utilities, gas, health insurance if ur lucky nothing left for food. Vote democrat 2020

  • SarcasTex

    Imagine if Jesus were a republican and he had five loaves of bread and two fish to feed a multitude of people. It might go something like: 'Who are the wealthiest and most productive? You split the fish and bread among you,you've earned it and deserve it more than the rest. Those who are more needful and less wealthy, you go find your own, make something of yourself and stop asking for a handout.'

  • notorious

    Republicans: People who convince the poor that the reason they are poor is because other people are stealing their crumbs.....while they make off with the cake.

  • Army Brat

    Disgusting to think that Americans would knowingly allow people to go hungry
    Republicans are pure evil with their bible and guns

  • WesternIowan

    So the GOP ruins the Kansas economy and then puts work requirements on people hoping they starve... That's evil.

  • Rileyman

    Big failure to understand the cause, and even bigger failure of a solution. Rather than governing by emotion, these legislators should really go back to school and learn some facts. Cutting off food is not going to motivate folks toward gainful employment. It may work when training a dog, but this problem is a bit more complex. If their goal is to divide the community, increase crime, alcoholism and drug use, then they are on the right path. Unfortunately a common theme in the GOP led regions. It must be a terrible existence to automatically assume every other person will lie, cheat and steal whatever they can.

  • Rodney Barnburn

    The Koch brothers own Kansas. This is their legacy.

  • bee's knees

    Sam Brownback's legacy is the pestilence that Kansas just doesn't seem to be able to rid itself of. It's worse than grasshoppers.

  • ROBOTIX JONES

    No one makes peoples lives harder than the GOP......unless your rich.

  • Elise

    Feed the people!

  • mik8888

    Another 'screw you' law that doesn't adress any issue other than survival of the fitest...

  • myopinionpal

    Didn't Republicans claim to be pro life. And now they want to starve people to death.Their motto now is we saved you from being aborted so you're no longer any use to us now so go ahead and die.

  • amersham1046z

    You are born poor--
    You live poor--
    And you die poor--
    and we will make sure there is nothing you can do about it

  • Linzie Rogers

    This is an every man for himself society. In such a society if you're unable to maintain your survival then tough. It's never expressed that way in words but policy will say it. I wonder what Darwin would say were he alive today?

  • MDK2020

    Republicans have contempt for the poor, but they want the votes of poor whites

  • Bill Toone

    They want us to all work at the pig slopping plant. They had a cr ppy life and they want the same for everybody else.

  • sixstrings

    The reality is that many of the people actually made good faith efforts to find employment and many others didn’t.

  • bartro

    Working to qualify is a gimmick to cut those in need off of assistance. If you miss a day because of lack of work, sickness, childcare issues you are kicked off. If you are forced to work an extra day you will be kicked off. I'm not sure about Kansas but in other states you can't apply again for a lengthy period of time. There is a fine line you must ride to continue to qualify. If Kansas doesn't want to provide assistance they should just drop the program. They pretend they care and are helping but they don't and aren't.

  • jess d

    Man, I was so worried that CEOs would have missed a meal !

  • Anne

    As a former social worker, I saw plenty of welfare fraud. There are many able bodied people who can work but choose to work a bare minimum so that they can keep welfare benefits. Our government assistance programs have been taken advantage of for far too long. On the flip side, workers need to be paid sustainable wages and adjusted with cost of living

  • Near62 14

    Sam Brownback was and is a Jackalope.

  • Moderate Party

    Meanwhile, Kansas farmers are getting tens of millions in free welfare money from Trump due to the fact they can't sell their crops. And the reason they can't sell their crops is due to the tariff war Trump has going with China. So these farmers sit around and do nothing, but get paid big bucks(far, far more than any welfare recipient). Sound fair?

  • Isobella's Mum

    WAY to go American Taliban. We should deport all these Red states.

  • BD70

    Why are they denying food and welfare to those at the bottom when corporations and the very wealthy get plenty of welfare?