(National Sentinel) Economy: In another sign the U.S. economy and opportunities for Americans are both improving in the Trump era, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, which manages food welfare programs, reports this week that food stamp enrollments have fallen in 46 out of 50 states.

Connecticut, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia saw the biggest drops in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment, Breitbart News reported. Connecticut’s enrollment in the food stamp program dropped 14.2 percent from April 2017 to May 2017.

North Carolina was second, with a with a 14.2 drop in the number of residents receiving food assistance. D.C. was third with a 9.3 drop in SNAP participation among D.C. residents.

“Nationwide, food stamp enrollment has been on the downswing. Food stamp use in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in seven years, and 1.1 million Americans dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Trump took office,” said Breitbart.

Try as the discredited “establishment” media might, the U.S. economy has been on a dramatic upswing since before President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated. The Washington Times reported in February:

In anticipation of across-the-board, revenue neutral tax legislation, U.S. stock markets have shot up to historic gains, signaling that Congress is preparing to shake off eight painful years of economic lethargy under President Obama and shift into a higher, pro-growth gear.

The Dow Jones industrial average was nearing 21,000 this week, a level that seemed inconceivable over the past decade, with other indexes rising sharply, too. That also triggered strong advances in Europe as well.

Don’t let the Democrats fool you into believing that the stock market’s rise is only benefiting the rich. Millions of middle income Americans whose employers offer IRA’s, 401(k)s and other retirement plans are benefiting as well from the stock market’s surge.

Meanwhile, the number of job opportunities for Americans has skyrocketed, according to a separate report from the Labor Department.

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) noted that the number of job openings in the U.S. increased from 5.7 million in May to 6.2 million at the end of June, an increase of 461,000 job openings. Of the new job openings, 417,000 of them were in the private sector, while only 44,000 were in government. The report noted further that the areas of the U.S. where job openings increased the most were in the Midwestern and Western regions.

The economy is doing better under Trump. Under President Obama growth was abysmal, never reaching 3 percent in a single quarter, a first in U.S. history.

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