Maine previously led the nation in welfare reforms to not only protect the neediest but to ensure people found their way back to dignified personal economic freedom. The Mills’ Administration abolished those reforms and pursued a policy of further dependency on government. As your next Governor,
- Maine will implement work requirements for able-bodied, childless adults seeking welfare and ensure those who truly need it can receive assistance.
- Address the welfare cliff and institute a tiered benefit system to incentivize personal responsibility.
- Remove Maine’s status as a “Sanctuary State”, ensuring that Maine’s limited welfare resources are reserved for Maine’s most vulnerable populations.
- In addition, we must ban the purchasing of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, bail and tattoos with TANF cash.