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May 18, 2016 - 4:47pm

Hawley: NYC liberals block welfare reform

posted by Billie Owens in steve hawley, welfare reform, news.
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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today bashed Downstate members of the Assembly’s Social Services Committee for blocking legislation to curb the bloating and rampant abuse of New York’s welfare programs. The bill, A.3960, authored by Hawley, would place a 90-day residency requirement on individuals applying for social services benefits in the state.
 
“New York is quickly becoming the nationwide safe haven for those looking to live off of our state’s taxpayers,” Hawley said. “Nearly a third of our state’s budget, over $50 billion, is spent on Medicaid alone, and we spent more on Medicaid in 2014 than Texas and Florida combined.
 
"It is for these reasons that people are moving into our state and immediately applying for social services, which places an added burden on taxpayers and perpetuates rampant abuse that people are sick and tired of. By enacting a 90-day residency requirement, we can assure individuals are moving here permanently, will pay taxes for an extended period of time, and contribute to society instead of taking free handouts from the government.”  
jeff saquella
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Mr. Hawley....is there anything we as taxpayers can do about this?

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Yes, Jeff. There is. But, it would only be a short-term solution.

You could move out of Cuomoville (New York state).

Sadly, though, once Hillary takes over, I (believe) the welfare rolls in EVERY state will rise.

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Ed, I believe that if tRump takes over everyone in America will wish that Hillary took over.
I personally would be happy to amend the Constitution and give Obama four more years and I don't know what the whiny Republicans base their twisted view of the economy on. Oh boo hoo a black man won so we will do nothing for eight years. What will happen if a woman wins? Eight more years of moping around all hangdog and stupid. I look forward to dementia, Republicans sure seem to enjoy it.

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