Jodey Arrington Talks Welfare and Recent Shootings
Monday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin Congressman Jodey Arrington joined the show to talk about several political issues in the news right now including the farm bill, welfare, and the recent shootings and what should be done about them.
The Congressman started the discussion by mentioning how he was recently in Abilene at a farming expo and how his hopes that the farm bill will go through more easily now that we have a cotton fix. He then transitioned into talking about food stamps and welfare, saying, "the food stamp program desperately needs reform. We need to get people from welfare to work. We need work requirements for able-bodied adults, and I can just tell you that it would have been a lot harder to reform that program...had we not had fixed cotton inside the farm bill." He also spoke on the proposed idea to replace our current food stamp system with a boxed food system, to which he commented that he thinks that idea would need to be fleshed out before it would go anywhere.
Arrington also spoke on the recent shootings and the climate in government concerning them. Arrington said, "what broke down in the Florida shooting, and in the Texas shooting quite frankly, was government's failure to identify, track, and respond to these threats before they became tragedies." He believes that the key objective is to protect the citizens from the mentally unstable and criminally violent, and that school districts should be able to make the decision on who should be armed on school property. He also believes in better background checks as long as it does not encroach on people's 2nd amendment rights.