President Trump is like a father to our country — he always wants what’s best for us.
Sometimes that means being stern to guide one in the right direction.
The Trump administration has just finalized a new rule that tightens work requirements for individuals to be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for some food stamp recipients — a change that's expected to eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults.https://t.co/yQce6cCnTV
— NPR (@NPR) December 4, 2019
In a vacuum, this decision sounds worse than it actually is. That’s why Liberals are flailing about the headline of this story rather than the substance. Here are the real meat and potatoes of Trump’s plan.
The new policy only affects able-bodied adults who are absolutely capable of working. As of 2018, that population of able-bodied adults without dependents makes up 7.3% (2.9 million) of all SNAP recipients. At first, the USDA estimated the number of individuals who would be removed from SNAP at 750,000, but later re-assessed that amount to 688,000.
Trump’s primary motivation is not to punish Americans, but to encourage them to enter (or re-enter) the workforce. If a person can work and there are plenty of jobs available, why should they remain dependent on the government? Trump is attempting to remind some Americans about the benefits and values of hard work and personal accountability.
Leftists, on the other hand, are just whining about how some Americans are missing out on their so-called entitlement.
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