Skip to comments.Food stamp enrollment falls to 8-year low as Trump clamps down on fraud, economy improves
Posted on 06/18/2018 8:55:40 AM PDT by jazusamo
Overall enrollment in the countrys food stamp program has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years as the economy continues to improve and the Trump administration attempts to tackle fraud in the program.
According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), enrollment in the program dropped in March to 40,083,954. The last time food stamp participation dipped this low was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people were enrolled in the program.
"As the economy continues to improve, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is declining," a USDA official who asked for anonymity told Fox News. "SNAP was established as a temporary supplemental nutrition benefit guiding people to self-sufficiency and self-reliance, not a permanent way of life."
The USDA official noted that much like jobless numbers, the number of enrollees in SNAP tends to fluctuate month by month. But the official added that the agency expects about 8.8 million to leave the program in the next 10 years.
SNAP, which was formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, is a federal program that provides grocery assistance for people out of work or with low incomes living in the U.S. To qualify for the program, individuals must make 130 percent or less of the federal poverty level based on the household size.
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Pointed out this to a bunch of liberals only for them to say it is because people are being denied.
The liberals are just not facing the fact obama ruined this country, and the only thing he cared about was what bathroom to use.
I asked one liberal in the argument I had what are you resisting? is it Americans being freed and not having to pay a ransom, is it the threatening economy you resist. Is it the GDP going up, the lower unemployment, the fact N.Korea is talking about getting rid of nukes, exactly what are you resisting?
They never had an answer, because they are just too much filled with hate, and still having a tantrum that they lost.
“SNAP benefits cost $70.9 billion in fiscal year 2016 and supplied roughly 44.2 million Americans (14% of the population) with an average of $125.51 for each person per month in food assistance.”
The country is finally headed in the right direction. Thank you, Trump.
Hey, anyone know what “8w” or “18w” or whatever number followed by a w means on Facebook? I’ve done a search but only came up with motor oil. I don’t do FB but went over there to look up something and found post after post with numbers and Ws.
0bama was trying his best to ruin this country and seriously hurt us.
It’s heartening every time President Trump undoes one of bammies disastrous acts.
[Pointed out this to a bunch of liberals only for them to say it is because people are being denied.]
Classic. NOTHING deviates a liberal from their false reality. This why they vote for Democrats.
Oh! The winning!! ...it almost hurts! :)
Needs to get busy on the Social Security Disability Insurance fraud.
Amen to that!
Haven't a clue on the w.
If needy people were being denied then the media would be having a field day with it. They don't let people suffer in silence when they can blame Republicans for it.
OH they had excuses for everything. Pointed out about fake outrage over illegals they said they were not happy with obama which is a lie.
Mention great economy it is because Obama did it.
Food stamps down it is because they are being denied.
Mention N.Korea and it is Trump acting like an idiot.
No matter what great things this President has done they just had to deflect, and then yes they did what liberals always do. Call you names, and then play the victim for sympathy. Look at this guy attacking this woman crap. Of course forgetting it is they who is doing he attacking, and name calling.
Some scraggly lefty woman had a ‘resist’ t-shirt on at the airport.
So I did what she asked and stood in her path.
That's because liberals measure success not by how many people are removed from the welfare rolls but by how many are added. To them therefore, making people more self-sufficient is a crime.
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Get a random drug test van to show up with some of the welfare checks and you’ll probably eliminate another 50%
What a change from the Food Stamp Administration we just came out of.
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