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The Poor People’s Campaign was in Frankfort last week and protested a new policy that requires organizations wanting to assemble in the Capitol to submit an application at least ten days in advance of the event. Last year the group protested the idea that able-bodied Medicaid recipients should work or go to school if they wanted to continue receiving benefits. Of course, we should be concerned for the plight of the poor but this campaign isn't helping their cause by opposing reasonable expectations and standards. There should be rules for groups assembling at the Capitol just as there should be expectations for able-bodied people to work or go to school in order to receive some government benefits.

 

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