President Trump promised to put people back to work when he was on the campaign trail, and it appears as if that’s another promise he’s kept.
Under Barack Obama, the nation’s welfare rolls swelled to record levels, with nearly 50 million people receiving some sort of government handout. In fact, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) saw its participation levels increase by more than 70 percent in the first three years of Obama’s term, bringing them to the highest levels they’ve ever been, with many recipients being illegal aliens.
But now, those levels have dropped…dramatically.
From Breitbart News:
Participation in the food stamp program took a dive to the lowest level it has been in seven years, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
USDA statistics on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation showed that 42,609,852 people in the U.S. took part in the food stamp program in fiscal year (FY) 2017, the lowest level it has been since 2010 when 40,302,000 people enrolled in the program.
Food stamp usage has been on a steady decline after 2013, when enrollment in the government program swelled to 47.6 million, the highest amount it has ever been since the program’s inception.
Granted, in 2014, enrollment began a slow decline as states started to implement work requirements and other conditions for food stamp recipients, causing many to simply stop applying for the benefits. However, this year’s drop has been the highest yet, suggesting that the Trump effect isn’t just limited to the stock market and job creation, but also to those looking for handouts.