Trump Lifts Historic Number Of Americans Off Food Stamps
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According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a shocking 6.2 million people are off of food stamps since President Donald Trump took office back in 2017.
The USDA data reveals that 6,268,285 people in America have ended their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program since February of 2017.
President Trump's booming economy and low unemployment rate is to credit for this amazing news. Check out what Breitbart had to say:
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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (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 dependency 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.
President Trump has also taken action against Welfare which would end loopholes allowing people to take advantage of food stamps.
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.
The economy under President Trump is doing better than ever and the August jobs report proves it. During the month of August the United States saw an increase in 130,000 jobs and a steady 3.7% employment rate.
One of the most notable statistics from the jobs report was that the average hourly earnings increased by 11 cents. Check out what Breitbart reported:
Economists had expected the economy to between 150,000 and 180,000 with the median consensus at 163,000, according to Econoday. Unemployment was expected to remain unchanged. Last month’s jobs figure was originally reported at 164,000, now revised down to 159,000, and unemployment was 3.7 percent.
Although the headline number was weaker than expected, wage growth was strong in August. Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 11 cents to $28.11, or 0.4 percent, following 9-cent gains in both June and July. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.2 percent. In August, average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees rose by 11 cents to $23.59.
This isn't the only good news. President Trump's inclusive economy allowed the African American unemployment rate hit another record low at 5.5% and the labor force participation rate increased to 63.2%.
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