President Trump has vowed to put taxpaying Americans first. He’s done that again and again. His policies have helped bring jobs back to the country. We are enjoying historically low levels of unemployment. Now, he’s going to save tax payers another $2.5 billion, by slashing a program Democrats love to abuse.
There are numerous government-funded programs that have been abused for years. These handouts were meant to provide temporary relief to Americans in need. But today, Democrats use these programs to keep Americans in poverty—while at the same time, forcing them to vote for their party.
These programs waste billions of taxpayer dollars and are also a magnet for illegal aliens. But Trump is set to scale back one of the biggest and save you money in the process. His administration is about to set a new rule that will take a huge number of people off the government’s teat.
The Trump administration is set to propose a rule Tuesday that would cut about 3.1 million Americans from the food-stamp program in an effort to save taxpayers about $2.5 billion a year, reports said.
The U.S. has seen low levels of unemployment, which is seen as a major factor in low levels of participation in the program. President Trump tweeted earlier this month that food stamp use is at a 10-year low. Politifact verified the claim.
Reuters, citing a U.S. Department of Agriculture, reported that residents in 43 states who receive help from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, automatically enroll in the food-stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The USDA intends to review these TANF cases to see if participants qualify for the program. [Source: Fox News]
I bet you didn’t know that food stamps were automatically given out to participants of TANF, did you? They weren’t even evaluated to see if they qualified. This is pretty common with government benefits. The people who run these programs don’t bother to vet recipients. They hand out tax-funded goodies like candy on Halloween night.
The reason they do this is obvious. Democrats want as many Americans dependent on the government as possible. Even if they don’t need food stamps, they’ll give them, so that more families will come to rely on the program. More people using food stamps, the more Democrats have to raise taxes. And the more they can coerce families into voting for them.
But the fact remains that government programs spread poverty, they don’t end it. Many people grow accustom to receiving food stamps and aren’t motivated to find good-paying jobs to provide for themselves. Meanwhile, the federal government bleeds hard-working Americans dry. Poverty producing more poverty.
These programs were meant to be temporary for a reason. They can prevent a family from going hungry, if a parent loses a job. But they were never meant to replace the need for a mother or father to be working.
“This proposal will save money and preserve the integrity of the program,” Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, said in a conference call. “SNAP should be a temporary safety net.” [Source: Fox News]
Thanks to President Trump, more people are working than ever before. There are actually more jobs open than there are people looking for work! That means we need to get as many people off government handouts as possible—so they can find good, long-lasting jobs.
But as long as people are collecting government checks and food stamps, what motivation do they have to get working? And why are hard-working Americans dishing out so much for people who don’t need the support?
Trump’s new rule will go a long way in cutting back government entitlements. It will reduce the size and overreach of our federal government. Naturally, Democrats will panic and fight it. They don’t want to see Americans free of government shackles, earning what they deserve and living full lives.
That, more than any other reason, is why we should support Trump’s new plan.