1.1 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps

More than 1.1 million Americans dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Trump took office in January 2017, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment.

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,496,255 in May 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office.

According to the latest data, SNAP enrollment during the first few months of Trump’s presidency decreased by 2.79 percent.

Food stamp participation on average in 2017 has dropped to its lowest level since 2010, and the latest numbers show that this trend is continuing.

Trump proposed cuts to SNAP in his 2018 budget proposal, suggesting that states match up to 20 percent of federal money allotted for the food stamp program and expand work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps.

Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has also prompted many immigrants, both legal and illegal, to cancel their food stamps over concerns that they might be denied citizenship or deported.

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source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/07/1-1-million-fewer-americans-food-stamps-trump/

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  1. SierraBW

    This statistic is not a reflection of how fewer people suddenly need food stamps. This is a reflection of how the GOP has found multiple ways of kicking people off food stamps. Families are starving, but what does the GOP care!

    1. Nigel Fursdon

      Yes, the GOP cares for honest people working American’s trying to get ahead by cutting down on the abuses of food stamps and other welfare programs. That actually frees money up for American people that honestly need temporary help. Over 80% of legal immigrants are on welfare and over 75% of illegal immigrants are on welfare. US taxpayer’s support immigrant’s so they can sent well over 500 billion home to other countries per year. Charity begins at home not supporting others.

      1. SierraBW

        Repeating GOP talking points, I see. There will always be poor people among us. And stop blaming Immigrants for everything. The GOP doesn’t even care about it’s own citizens. The money that gets freed up goes right into the pockets of GOP so-called lawmakers.

        1. jack flash

          so what have these illegals done for my country? nothing as far as i can tell except take taxpayer money from real Americans who need it You need to wake up sierra and open your eyes to what the democrats are doing to my country, with a name like sierra i doubt you are an American

  2. Justmyopinion

    Many of the recipients receiving Food Stamps today are not Americans per se. They are recent foreigners immigrating from various countries.

  3. Vickie Voit

    Just because a statement is made doesn’t mean it’s true. Even if this IS true, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a good thing or that it in any way was brought about by any policy the current administration created. People need to ask a lot of questions and be given answers that are specific in order to find out the truth. Otherwise, they’re just believing something because they WANTBitbgo be true, not because it is.

  4. Teresa Nazareth

    Comment below: “Families are starving, but what does the GOP care!” ……Able bodied freeloaders were abusing the program, where do you get your statistics from. I personally heard one recipient who had just spent $56/- getting her nails done, telling her relative on the phone, why are you buying things at the store, I have the food stamps you can use”. As a taxpayer am grateful to President Trump for cutting down on the fraudulent use of this privilege, and giving it to deserving cases.

  5. Moe

    It all depends upon what constitutes being poor or low income. Set priorities first children, disabled, poor senior citizens, and handicapped. Then deal with those unable to earn income based upon abilities like they do in determining child support. I lost my jobs years ago while paying it. Penn. government said they will not reduce amount I owed since I am capable of earning that amount? Look, Obama made a national campaign to sign people up for food stamps, like with Obama phones they were too generous and not willing to investigate need. Most entitlements were based upon buying votes through government dependence. Liberals will twist the truth and say children are starving or create a make believe narrative, we not dealing with honest politicians here. Look Trump proposes a five year wait for illegals to collect welfare or food stamps. How is that possible Obama secretly brough in millions and millions of them and gave them welfare illegally unless they were declared refugees for SSI monies like one million Central American were . It will take a life time to try to correct what obama did to this nation to get it to bring in more than it spends. Now I am ready to be attacked, but you can bet your ass Obama is laughing his ass off.

  6. Ginger

    Notice the correlation between Trump’s immigration enforcement and fewer people receiving food stamps. This is a good thing. Under the Obama Administration, people in Mexico, South and Central America were being encouraged to come to America to get benefits, which is why so many young children and pregnant women rushed to the border under the Obama years. Now, things are changing because they know that Trump does not support those idiotic ideas. American citizens should not have to pay taxes to support illegal aliens who choose to come to America for the benefits. We have American citizens who have fallen on hard times who can’t qualify for anything, yet illegal aliens are getting welfare, food stamps, health care, section 8 housing, free education, and jobs at the taxpayer’s expense. Ridiculous. Time for this to come to an end.

  7. jack flash

    i swear when i go to the grocery store, at the checkout lane I’m the oldest one in line and the ONLY one who pays with cash or credit card, not to be confused with hussein obama EBT card