There’s a new sheriff in town — and the food stamp industry is about to change forever.
For the past eight years, the Obama administration made access to welfare and food stamps way too easy — but President Donald Trump is going to reverse those policies and make people work before they get a dime of taxpayer money.
According to the new budget proposed by President Trump, the United States will save $190 billion over the next 10 years by requiring “able-bodied adults” to work in order to receive food stamps!
“President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget will save $190 billion over the next ten years by requiring able-bodied adults to work to receive food stamps,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney stated.
President Trump wrote in his letter to Congress, “We must reform our welfare system so that it does not discourage able-bodied adults from working, which takes away scarce resources from those in real need. Work must be the center of our social policy.”
“If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, then we need you to go to work,” Mulvaney commented.
The number of recipients on food stamps skyrocketed recently, 50 million Americans now receive food stamps and use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at grocery or convenience store to buy food and drinks. The 50 million citizens on food stamps amount to 15 percent of the population, a substantial increase from the 17 million Americans who received food stamps in 2000.
Food stamps, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), cost taxpayers more than $83 billion a year. The government remains unable to rein in costs, because the government does not have statistics as to how much food stamp recipients spend on kitchen staples such as meat and vegetables, compared to soda, candy, and potato chips.
A 2011 study confirmed that food stamp recipients spend more money on candy compared to any other food item.
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