While the Lame Stream Media remains focused on impeachment, and Congress is failing to do their jobs of legislating, rather than investigating, President Trump continues to advance his policies to help all Americans.
Recently, an independent review of the president’s proposed plans to overhaul the food stamp program, found that Trump’s reforms would save the taxpayers billions, while still not cutting benefits to those who truly need them.
The new study, which was released by the Urban Institute, found that the president’s proposal — which aims to enact tighter qualifying restrictions for individuals receiving the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as “food stamps” would save as much as $15 billion.
The move would reportedly render approximately 3.7 million Americans ineligible for food stamps. The White House said many of those individuals do not need federal assistance. The Trump administration cited America’s strong economy and low unemployment rates as part of the reason for this.
“President Trump’s administration is reinforcing the ideals of self-sufficiently and personal responsibility,” stated acting Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.
SNAP reached its peak back in 2013 under the Obama administration, when almost 47.7 million Americans received food stamp benefits. The number was reduced slightly to nearly 46 million recipients by 2015.
“Under the last administration, jobs were not exactly what you would call plentiful,” said President Trump. “10 million people had been added to the food stamp rolls.”
The Trump administration has since attempted to put the program through a weaning process, in hopes of further reducing its participants to 40 million Americans.
The changes proposed by the Trump administration would help to ensure that those who do qualify for federal assistance, can actually receive the help they need, but those who do not, do not continue to “game the system.”
“Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don’t need it,” said USDA Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps.