1.5 Million FEWER Americans on Food Stamps Under President Trump
If you need a concrete sign the Trump economy is robust, then look no further.
But now thanks to president Trump and his welfare reform plan, the poor will finally see some relief.
According to a new report by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nearly 1.5 million Americans have dropped out of food stamp welfare programs.
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Breitbart has the story:
“Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation dropped to 41,203,721 as of July 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office.
According to the latest data, SNAP enrollment decreased by 3.48 percent, or 1,487,642, since Donald Trump began his presidency.
Here is the breakdown of how many people dropped off the food stamp rolls each month of 2017:
January to February – 408,956
February to March – 95,152
March to April – 521,295
April to May- 176,527
May to June – 178,648
June to July – 236,417
There goes Trump waving the “magic wand” again!
Obama promised “hope and change”. Said he would make things better, especially for the poor. He promised to favor Main Street over Wall Street.
However, under Obama’s economy the rich got richer and the poor became poorer.
While Barack Obama occupied the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps rose from 32 million to 46 million. In addition, from 2009 through 2013, the U.S. government spent a whopping 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs. On the other hand, President Trump has reduced the debt, and now removed almost 1.5 million from the taxpayers’ burden.
President Trump campaigned heavily on putting people back to work. Employed people get off welfare, which his approach certainly indicates. And states now follow his lead. According to Fox News:
Some states have moved aggressively to push recipients who can work back into the job market and, in due time, off the program.
Alabama began 2017 by requiring able-bodied adults without children in 13 counties to either find a job or participate in work training as a condition for continuing to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
According to AL.com, the number of those recipients declined from 5,538 to 831 between Jan. 1 and the beginning of May – an 85 percent drop.
Similar changes were implemented in select counties in Georgia and by the end of the first three months, the number of adults receiving benefits in three participating counties dropped 58 percent, according to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
In addition, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there have been an additional 21 counties who restored the work requirements. These counties experienced a 62 percent drop in SNAP participants.
The left will try and convince the American public that these policies are bad for the poor. Instead of focusing on getting people off welfare rolls, leftists brag about increasing those rolls.
Sadly, once people moved off unemployment, they then claimed disability. Luckily for those who still feel able to work can get jobs.
Robert Door at the American Enterprise Institute of poverty studies said:
“Work requirements have been enormously successful at reducing the number of people on food stamps. And while they made sense in the early part of the recession when unemployment was higher, that is no longer the case.”
Not surprisingly, as unemployment continues to decrease, food stamp recipients down. Unlike Obama who measured unemployment by the number of people who quit looking for jobs, President Trump actually creates jobs.
It’s fun to watch Leftists try to rationalize their undying adoration for the worst president in history. Then, to see them also rationalize their hatred of the man they said had “no experience”.
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