More than 40 million people use food stamps in America. It costs taxpayers upwards of $68 billion a year. You don’t have to be a genius to know that needs to change.
Americans should not have to rely on the government for food. We all deserve to work for a living. President Trump understands this. That’s why he’s pushing much-needed changes.
Democrats do not feel the same. They like people begging the government for food. It comes as no surprise that they are scrambling to block the latest Farm Bill. As in, the bill that President Trump has instituted some serious food stamps changes that are leaving Democrats like Nancy Pelosi unhinged.
From Daily Caller:
Democrats in the House of Representatives are stalling negotiations on the Farm Bill, the massive bill that authorizes spending agriculture programs, over potential changes to the food stamps program…
Food stamps are a critical part of the Farm Bill, and usually serves a bipartisan function by attracting Democratic support to legislation that also governs farm subsidies. Usually SNAP has support from both Republicans and Democrats, but with President Donald Trump’s administration proposing deep cuts to the program and changes to the structure, Democrats have become worried…
The SNAP program exploded under former President Barack Obama during the Great Recession. The cost and number of participants has steadily decreased over the past four years due in part to reinstatement of work requirements for able-bodied individuals without dependents, requirements that the Obama administration waived.
President Trump has recommended several smart reforms to SNAP. He wants to create “food boxes” that provide nutritious meals to families, rather than hand out cash.
That would save the country billions. Plus, it would ensure that families are eating healthy. Today, a third of all junk food and soda purchases come through food stamps.
Work requirements are another much-needed reform. States have implemented these are seen great results. It’s simply a rule that an able-bodied person needs to have a part-time job to qualify for SNAP. If they can’t find a job, at least they should volunteer or enroll in work-training (which the states provide).
Democrats oppose even these reasonable requirements.
Republican Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the committee, made it clear that no one would be hurt. The new requirements won’t leave helpless Americans starving. They only ensure that people who need help will get it. The freeloaders? They’ll get the boot.
And once every American sees how helpful this Farm Bill is for everyone, hopefully, voters will finally give Nancy Pelosi the boot as well.
Source: Daily Caller