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The lowest numbers in over a decade folks!
As someone said earlier today on TV, this is proof “Trump-onomics” is working and working in a big way!
It’s not just the stock market going up, it’s things like getting people OFF food stamps and back to work!
You know, the basics!
It’s about damn time we let a businessman run this country!
Now if CONgress would only get out of his way, we could really fix things up!
Even FactCheck.orghad to admit and confirm the truth:
The number of food stamp recipients dropped to the lowest levels in a decade.
Earlier this year the number dropped below 37 million for the first time since October 2009, when millions were signing up for benefits in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009.
As of July, the most recent month for which figures are available, 36.3 million people were receiving the aid.
The number of food stamp recipients has gone down 6.4 million, or 15.1%, since January 2017, when Trump took office.
The number of recipients is now 11.5 million below the peak month of December 2012. But it is still 8.9 million above where it was at the start of the Great Recession, in December 2007, despite years of an improving economy.
The administration is working to reduce the number further. A proposed rule to tighten work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents would cause 755,000 individuals to lose eligibility, if and when it is implemented, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.
And in July, the Trump administration proposed another rule that it said could remove another 3 million people from the rolls. That rule would take away flexibility that many states now use to grant food aid to people with income or assets exceeding federal limits.
And from Fox News:
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Pete Hegseth, Little said that the work ethic of the American people has been restored -- citing recent numbers showing nearly six million people are off of food stamps since the president took office in 2017.
Last week, the administration proposed a new rule targeting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, which feeds more than 36 million people. The plan will limit states from exempting work-eligible adults from having to maintain steady employment in order to receive benefits. Critics say that hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the program could be adversely impacted.
"The American report card says we are doing well," Little told Hegseth. "And while the Democrats, the party of slavery, went low with their impeachment yesterday, the American workers went high and they came off of food stamps and they are back to work."
Little, a lawyer and political consultant, told Hegseth that to ask the American worker or a recipient of SNAP to spend 20 hours per week doing job training, work, or even volunteering, is "not too much to ask in exchange for the receipt of that benefit."
He said that the "nanny state" that Democrats promote "keeps people on the couch."
"And, quite frankly, when Uncle Sam is taking care of your family ... it becomes your destination ... But, that's not the American dream," he said. "That's not what we promote at CURE around the country as we are changing communities. Personal responsibility and taking care of your family should be your goal."
Little added that, under the SNAP program, "you can't take care of a family of four for $500."
"And, the reality is that we have got two things happening in America," he said. "We have one side that wants liberty and freedom and limited government, and the other side that wants just the opposite. They want the 'nanny state' to take care of the family. They want to control our lives and you have a right to choose.