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Trump’s Reform of Food Stamps Will Save Billions!

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.

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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.

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  • Thomas Tedder
    3 December 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    He is a Great Man in my opinion. He has helped the economy by jobs, and FINALLY cutting the SNAP Program to those whom really need it. I WILL VOTE FOR HIM AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME!!!

  • William J Vital
    4 December 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Illegals should NOT be allowed to receive ANY Taxpayer-paid benefits!

    • Janice Rutschman
      4 December 2019 at 5:09 pm
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      They don’t. Check your facts.

      • Policestate
        5 December 2019 at 5:01 pm
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        Don’t you believe it.They use fake id’s and get it or are claimed as a dependent.

      • yahnt2
        5 December 2019 at 5:10 pm
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        Oh I call bulkshit! Really? What rock do you live under? Pull your head out of your ass. Here is the game in GA. The wife and man don’t get married. She gets pregnant or comes with a kids in tow. She gets food stamps and housing assistance. While the kids are at school she works under the table paying no taxes. The “husband” works under the table as well and he too pays no taxes thus enabling the household income be low enough to qualify for all this free shit you say they don’t get. Wake up! And they laugh and invite more folks to come. Sooner or later this country is going to go bankrupt and anyone that has a job will be taxed to the point they cannot make it. Then what? You going to then start crying in how unfair it all is? Too late …

      • Sandi
        5 December 2019 at 6:13 pm
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        They do in New Mexico .State gifts.

    • Vernon Baker
      5 December 2019 at 7:22 pm
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      I am so thankful for president trump and glad somebody is standing up against all these free loaders we have in America and give the help to the people that really need it.For years this has been going on just to get people to vote the way the Democratic Party wanted them to.Thank you Mr Trump.

  • David
    4 December 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Great idea, now take the illegal aliens, and muzlime “refugees” off, and we can save another $15 Billion. MAGA!!!!!

  • Barbara
    4 December 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    About time. Some of these losers even brag about their actions. Keep up the good work President Trump.

  • andy j hajik
    4 December 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    TOO MANY FREELOADERS

  • Janice Rutschman
    4 December 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Hogwash.
    I worked with US Veterans EVERY DAY who were only surviving because they got food stamps, yet you paint a picture of imposters and cheaters.
    Try looking the recipients in the eye, visiting their homes.
    You will see it differently.

  • Gaylene
    4 December 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    Back in the 70’s I was a young single Mom and received “commodities” of basic food stuffs so I know the help these basics could provide. Now I watch young people with $400.00 cell phones , $200.00 Ugg boots pay for food that I cannot afford with their food stamp cards. I have even watched a woman purchase a bottle “Crown” with her card. First I think the system should go back to the old food stamps – but the people said they were embarrassed using them. I am glad to see our President cutting down on the fraud. We have too many “Americans” who need the help but so many young people and illegals make the system a life style it is sucking it dry.We finally have a person in the White House willing to cut the BS and get something done. Now if only Congress would quit using their heads for a suppository and accomplish something besides waste.

    • Policestate
      5 December 2019 at 5:15 pm
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      Food stamps has always been a means tested program, the only thing this is doing is telling able bodied people hey go look get a job even if its only 10/15 hours a week, this cuts they’re benefits by the same amount.this program is for people who are unable to work.

  • Don B
    4 December 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Next remove credit cards

  • Ellen
    4 December 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    We need Our President to look into how the COLA is determined for Social Security. The current method hasn’t been keeping up with inflation and our last increase was negated by the increase in our Medicare premium that is automatically deducted from your Social Security before the check is issued. For some, perhaps many, that check is the only income they have. Please help.

  • GC
    4 December 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    There are to many people, HUSBAND & WIFE working off the books and collecting FOOD STAMPS.
    The only people who should be receiving Food Stamps are families, where people are working “LEGAL CITIZENS”, WHO ARE PAYING TAX and are not making enough money to feed their families. The SENIOR CITIZENS, WHO ARE COLLECTING SOCIAL SECURITY WHERE THEIR MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH TO BUY FOOD. SICK PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO WORK, BECAUSE OF THEIR ILLNESS, AND DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY, SHOULD BE GIVEN FOOD STAMPS.

    FOOD STAMPS SHOULD “NEVER BE GIVEN TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS”.

    EVERY PERSON THAT APPLIES FOR FOOD STAMPS, MUST BE AN “AMERICAN CITIZEN” AND PROVIDE EVIDENCE AND PERTINENT PROOF, BE CHECK COMPLETELY BEFORE FOOD STAMPS ARE ISSUED.

    THANK GOD FOR HISTORIC PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE WINNER IN 2020.

  • Deloris Brooks
    4 December 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    I think something should be done about cutting the snap benefit program, I see able body men using food stamps.

  • SYLVIA PANNELL
    4 December 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    THIS IS A VERY GOOD MOVE, TO MANY PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM. THANK YOU TRUMP, YOUR DOING A GOOD JOB AT FIXING THIS BROKEN PART OF AMERICA. GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU. SYLVIA

  • Boaz
    4 December 2019 at 6:17 pm
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    It is about time something is being done about this problem. We do realize that there are and always will be people in need of help, but this entire program sets people up to be dependent on government for life and they even exploit it further. There is also much fraud involved. Selling benefits for cash or drugs to the tune of about $.20 on the dollar paid by the fraudulent buyers.

  • Patricia J Holmeide
    4 December 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    I agree in stopping the federal SNAP program entirely and let each state take care of their own how they see fit. What I don’t agree with is setting arbitrary percentages to reduce benefits to…just like the war on the so-called opioid crisis has Dr’s refusing necessary pain relief to their patients in order to meet the government’s arbitrary demands to reduce prescriptions of narcotic meds by 45%. Dr’s are terrified to be in conflict with the all powerful government and treat each patient according to their pain issues so cause hundreds of thousands of innocent chronic pain sufferers to live in habitual”hell” or go to the streets to buy illegal drugs so they can function.

  • Fred
    4 December 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    The weaning should extend to welfare recipients. The welfare recipients should also be required to take a drug test, like working people do, and there should be a means test.

    The government should then increase the Social Security payments because the recipients paid into the program, and the government “borrowed” (read stole) the funds to spend on things they were not constitutionally allowed to. They also used the funds to “buy” votes with local projects, ensuring their continued re-election to line their own pockets.

  • cynthia stone
    4 December 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    There are a lot of those people milking the system (60 minutes did a story years ago) about generations live off the system great grandmothers grandmothers mothers daughters they are taught how to do it spit out 10 kids get hud food stamps cash deposits it is not fair to people who really need it. We finally have a great president who wants to change this I DONT WANT TO HEAR DISCRIMANATION look at the breakdown from the last 50 years who benefited the most tired if the phrase black lives matter I say animals lives matter!!!!! Thank you pres. TRUMP for all you are trying to do you don’t even get a paycheck but you are hard at work others should follow your lead!!!!

  • Janet Barlow
    4 December 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    I am all for reducing the number of benefits and ending the scam. People should be eligible for assistance when necessary and be encouraged towards becoming self-sufficient rather than leaning on assistance programs for life. Taxpayers deserve to know that their funds are being used for those truly in need. Additionally, illegals need to be prevented from receiving assistance that is meant for American citizens. I support President Trump’s plans to reduce the abuse and the cost to taxpayers.

  • Robert Curtiss Jr
    4 December 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    I agree! There are many people that need food stamps, but the system needs repairs. I have not applied for food stamps yet I have not worked for several months. I’m not saying people who need them shouldn’t get them , but many people have been in them for years. Go get a job. I’m living on my savings account and don’t feel it’s right to abuse the system designed for people who are less fortunate. I’m not sure when I’m going to get back to work but I’m sure that I will get back on my feet if at all possible before I lean on the people to feed me.

  • mary
    4 December 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    I AGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT, BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE HELP FOR SINGLE MOTHERS WHO ARE GOING TO SCHOOL AND WORKING TO BETTER THEMSELVES. THEY JUST NEED A LITTLE TEMPORARY HELP IN FEEDING HTEIR CHILDREN…THE KEYWORD “TEMPORAY.” I SEE YOUNG WOMEN ALL THE TIME WORKING THEIR BUTTS OFF AND GOING TO SCHOOL…BUT IT TAKES EVERY DIME THEY HAVE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS AND FEED THE KIDS. THEY SHOLD GET A HAND UP….MANY DON’T WANT A HAND OUT!!!

  • Estell
    4 December 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    By all means cut the roster of food stamp recipients. And make all able bodied people go to work instead of living off the taxpayers.

  • Karen
    4 December 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    Please just dont go after the truly disabled. It took so much out of me to get them for my son who was born completely disabled. I didnt even get them for him till he was 25. Didnt want to take advantage. But im getting older now and he has to be set up for his life going forward. Thank you. Doing a wonderful job. Karen Carbonaro

  • OldConservatiVeGuy
    5 December 2019 at 12:33 am
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    I have long wondered why we pay twice for many children. If we give a mother/father food stamps based on the number of children she/he has, then why do we also give the same children free breakfast and lunch at school and even send home meals for over the weekend. Weren’t the food stamps given to the parent intended to pay for these meals? A simple solution in the digital world of today would be to debit the value of the free school meals to the food stamps given to the parent. Another cost savings that wouldn’t penalize children at all but would ensure that we are paying for the intended benefit.

  • Wendy mclanahan
    5 December 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Exactly, how would this situation even apply – it’s my understanding that food stamps are given out by worth, income, etc, and go by ‘government poverty level’ ( yes that’s a joke in & of itself, those ‘decidibg that ‘level’ evidently have never had to live in it!)
    Sooo, explain, plz, how millionaires would be applicable to receive food stamps or even TNIF (which is again my understanding anyway – ‘it is a source of money, due to non-parental support of child. Again within ‘household in one limits’.

    So plz explain.

  • Dann Watts
    5 December 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Then don’t spy on people/Trump. Lisa Page you deserve EVERYTHING The Donald says & does to you!!! stop being STUPID Lisa Page & all other FBI DUMB BELLS!!! what should happen is FIRE all FBI goofy & SILLY people & start over. YOU were WRONG!!! they were WRONG!! GET RID of them ALL!!! WHAT all government people & political people NEVER realise is it’s NOT because the Donald is vary, vary WEALTHY its because The Donald has been around the block MANY, MANY times he knows WAY more then any other president before him (especially that BLACK EYE OF AMERICA Barack & boyfriend Mike/Mitchell who is a BOY/MAN/TOP!!) you can’t take the heat GET the HELL out of our KITCHEN!!!/Government. Donald J Trump is by FAR the best president on record todate!!! only a LOSER/democrat would not vote for Donald John Trump second term!!! a vote NOT for Trump is a vote to stay a loser!!! vote for Donald J Trump 2020!!! or stay a LOSER!!!

  • Dann Watts
    5 December 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, the 2 black witches called Loretta Lynch & Maxine (they act like monkeys) gees when I saw video of these small minded children acting & sounding like they’re in a jungle say impeach, impeach, impeach I’m thinking is this how We the People want our kids to grow up to be?? they should all be put in PRISON!!! that’s TREASON! & LAZY SLEEPY Joe & Hunter biden they think the ONLY way to solve a problem is to physically FIGHT & I quoit Joe Biden “I could beat Trump up in a school yard fight” (while that is vary laughable because the Donald is vary high energy & way smarter then lazy sleepy Joe) it teaches our young kids & even adults the ONLY way to solve anything is to physically beat the HELL out of it (Bruce Lee must have always been RIGHT then cuz Bruce NEVER lost a physical fight) I would choose ANY UFC fighter over Joe any time any day, does that make the UFC fighter always right then??? what about it Joe?? what a DUMMY Joe IS!!! why would ANY ONE waste there time on Joe?? he’s a PROVEN by his own words a DORK!!! & a LOSER. HELL Joe ran for president 3 other times & LOST. it took the biggest LOSER of a president to make Joe anybody heheheheHA! the BLACK EYE of America made Joe who he is now!!! Joe’s a PROVEN LOSER no body!! Barack was the biggest IDIOT president ever he find the American people, took there earned income tax if they could not afford health insurance in any year, he then turns around & supports all sanctuary cities that not only pay for Illegal aliens health care, food & housing (better then welfare!) he also guaranteed them as illegal aliens: NOT TO BE DEPORTED as long as he was in office COME PEOPLE PLEASE WAKE THE HELL UP!!! what about We the People right hear the kids, the Americans that starve RIGHT here??? you Tax dollars paid for ILLEGALs to stay here under Obama!!! what a BLACK EYE of America!!! then Trump comes along & gets rid of that Obama mandate!!! whos the better president??? it really depends if your for America like Trump IS!!! or for other countries like Obama WAS!!! A vote for Donald J Trump is a VOTE for America as ALL can NOW SEE!!! it’s FACT!!! vote for Donald J Trump 2020!!!

  • laurie reynolds
    6 December 2019 at 5:01 am
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    I see these comments and none of them really make sense…. none of the people that have commented here have ever been on food stamps… even the things that are being said about billionares getting brochures for TANF is just stupid…. It takes a lot of crap to sit and wait to be seen to prove that you can even be eligible… working people get stamps… we are talking about starving millions of people…. for what…To build a wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for… wake up

  • CA
    6 December 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    In my neighborhood alone there are 3 ‘families’ that are on food stamps. Only one actually NEEDS them. Of the other two families, one consists of children who are no longer living in the household- one daughter left to live with her boyfriend when she was just 15, but her grandmother (sho is supposed to be raising her, is still getting food stamps and a clothing allowance for her (she is also ‘cleaning house’ for her sister and getting over $9 an hour for that ‘job’ – but in reality the sisters are SPLITTING the check, and VERY LITTLE is being done for the sister who could use a BIT of help IF she could find someone who was WILLING to actually DO THE WORK. The second family has 4 healthy men living under their roof, 2 of them are professional tree trimmers – but can you get them out of bed for anything other than a joint or a session of NetFlix? NO! The other two men are just plain loafers – work when they run out of what is ‘coming to them on the ‘dole’. ALL of these people have $200 – $400 phones, drive newer cars, and SELL THEIR FOOD STAMPS FOR 50CENTS ON THE DOLLAR!!! Besides which the are at DAOC EVERY SINGLE MONTH to get their UTILITIES PAID. Thes are NOT the principles that this GREAT COUNTRY was built on. We have gone from being a kind, loving and caring people to being a bunch of BLEEDING HEARTS that are being DUPED by the LAZY and the UNPRINCIPELED! President Trump has the right idea – in order to Make America Great Again, we have to get back to the basics of taking care of the one who REALLY NEED care and letting the rest of them sink or swim – the decision should be theirs, and theirs alone. What needs to happen is the funds no longer going to those FREELOADERS should be put up for those who do NEED it – our SENIORS (NOT the ones who have cushy pensions from their working days, but the seniors who were just ‘workers’ and now need to make ends meet). I think President Trump is a great President, and this country is lucky to have a man in his position that is willing to take the bull(s) by the horns and put this great country back on track where it NEEDS to be in order for America to BE GREAT AGAIN!

  • CA
    6 December 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    In my neighborhood alone there are 3 ‘families’ that are on food stamps. Only one actually NEEDS them. Of the other two families, one consists of children who are no longer living in the household- one daughter left to live with her boyfriend when she was just 15, but her grandmother (who is supposed to be raising her, is still getting food stamps and a clothing allowance for her (grandma is also ‘cleaning house’ for her sister and getting over $9 an hour for that ‘job’ – but in reality the sisters are SPLITTING the check, and VERY LITTLE is being done for the sister who could use a BIT of help IF she could find someone who was WILLING to actually DO THE WORK. The second family has 4 healthy men living under their roof, 2 of them are professional tree trimmers – but can you get them out of bed for anything other than a joint or a session of NetFlix? NO! The other two men are just plain loafers – work when they run out of what is ‘coming to them on the ‘dole’. ALL of these people have $200 – $400 phones, drive newer cars, and SELL THEIR FOOD STAMPS FOR 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR!!! Besides which they are at DAOC EVERY SINGLE MONTH to get their UTILITIES PAID. Thes are NOT the principles that this GREAT COUNTRY was built on. We have gone from being a kind, loving and caring people to being a bunch of BLEEDING HEARTS that are being DUPED by the LAZY and the UNPRINCIPELED! President Trump has the right idea – in order to Make America Great Again, we have to get back to the basics of taking care of the one who REALLY NEED care and letting the rest of them sink or swim – the decision to sink or swim should be theirs, and theirs alone – they should be responsible for their own well-being and wealth (or lack of it). What needs to happen is the funds no longer going to those FREELOADERS should be put up for those who do NEED it – our SENIORS (NOT the ones who have cushy pensions from their working days, but the seniors who were just ‘workers’ and now need to make ends meet). I think President Trump is a great President, and this country is lucky to have a man in his position that is willing to take the bull(s) by the horns and put this great country back on track where it NEEDS to be in order for America to BE GREAT AGAIN!

  • Mike Bell
    6 December 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Trump is great man get rid of welfare help people who is on Medicare get rid of Medicaid

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