New USDA Data Marks Major Win for Trump, Spells Big Trouble for Democrats
Figures show millions of Americans have dropped off food stamps under Trump
New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that over 6.2 million people have dropped off food stamps in America since President Donald Trump completed his first full month in office.
Under President Barack Obama, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamp program reached its highest level in 2013.
The figures are a major win for Trump as it further bolsters the prosperity Americans are enjoying under his presidency as people are getting off welfare benefits and going back to work.
And despite the data being great news for most of America, it only spells trouble for Democrats, as the booming economy will be the driving force behind President Trump's 2020 campaign.
And while many on the left may be praying for a recession as the only hope of beating the president next year, you can't argue with the results of the Trump economy:
- A record 158 million Americans working.
- The women’s labor force participation rate is at an all-time high.
- African-American unemployment rate is at an all-time low.
- Over 6.3 million jobs created since Trump was elected; over half of which have gone to women.
And on top of that, 6,268,285 individuals discontinued their participation in SNAP since February 2017 when Trump finished his first month as president, the most recent USDA data shows.
According to Breitbart, individual and household food stamp participation has consistently declined since 2013 back when the Obama administration was in power and enrollment in the program reached its highest point in U.S. history.
After 2013, SNAP enrollment plunged once state legislatures passed laws requiring food stamp recipients to work, attend school, volunteer, or participate in job training for at least 20 hours per week to receive benefits.
Food stamp participation plummeted even further once President Trump took office, as 6.2 million individuals and 2.7 million households dropped out of the SNAP since his first full month in office.
There are currently 36,029,506 individuals and 18,230,968 households enrolled in the food stamp program, but USDA officials said those numbers are “preliminary” due to the 2018 government shutdown, which affected food stamp administration at the beginning of 2019.
Trump has stated that he wants to curb the nation’s dependence on food stamps and wants those coming into the country to be self-sufficient.
The president told Breitbart News in an Oval Office interview that he does not want any immigrants coming into the U.S. to be dependent on welfare programs.
“I don’t want to have anyone coming in that’s on welfare,” Trump told Breitbart News in March.
The Trump administration also recently released several policies that would close loopholes for those taking advantage of the nation’s food stamp program.
The USDA issued a proposal in July that would close a “loophole” allowing 3.1 million people who already receive benefits from a non-cash welfare program to receive food stamps through SNAP.
The Trump administration also released a “public charge rule” last month which would deny green cards to immigrants or make it harder for them to obtain them if they have a history of using welfare benefits such as food stamps.