Trump Has Just Released Some BAD NEWS For Food Stamp Leeches!
One of the things that always offends me is when I see someone with a super expensive phone in line at the grocery store using a food stamp card. I mean, I know how much an iPhone costs…
While President Donald Trump was out of the country on his first foreign trip, his director of the Office of Management and Budget unveiled for the American people Trump’s proposed budget that aims to place the interest of taxpayers first.
Part of placing taxpayers first is through cutting and reforming bloated government programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. Trump’s budget would slim the program down significantly by strengthening work requirements for able-bodied adult recipients without dependent children, according to Breitbart.
In a letter to Congress accompanying his 2018 proposed budget, Trump wrote, “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.”
Those words were echoed by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as he introduced the budget to the media and stated, “If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, then we need you to go to work.”
Of course, the proposal to cut the size of the food stamp program through the addition and strengthening of work requirements was met with howls from the left, many of whom called the move the opposite of being compassionate toward the less fortunate among us, but Mulvaney had an answer for those critics.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of people on these programs,” Mulvaney told the media. “We’re going to measure compassion by how many people we can get off these programs.”
As the economy eventually leveled off and began inching back upward again in Obama’s final years, the food stamp program dipped slightly to 44 million recipients costing $71 billion. To conservatives, that’s still far higher than it should be, hence the effort to slim it down further through a cut of about $190 billion over 10 years, largely achieved through the addition of work requirements for welfare and the states picking up more of the tab.