New Trump Admin Rule Could Kick Millions Off Food Stamps

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By Martin Walsh, ExplainLife.com

(TNS) Since taking office nearly three years ago, President Donald Trump has honored his commitment to putting more Americans back to work and making people less reliant on the federal government.



The Trump administration has been committed to rooting out fraud and those abusing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — otherwise known as food stamps.



The administration recently announced that it would finalize a rule change that could lead to 700,000 Americans losing food stamp benefits – but only if they refuse to comply with work requirements already in place on the federal level, Fox News reported.

New Trump administration rules taking effect April 1 are putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of losing their benefits.

The media is desperately trying to smear the president over this by claiming he’s taking away food from poor people.

That is a complete lie.

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The new rule will only affect those who refuse to comply with work requirements already in place on the federal level.

The rule will change the rights states have to waive work requirements in times of “high unemployment,” which until now has been vaguely defined enough to allow many states to do so.

Now, however, only states with unemployment of six percent or more can waive the requirements for working at least 20 hours a week for able-bodied recipients ages 18-49.

The national unemployment rate is 3.5 percent.

The USDA said that about 688,000 people would lose access to food stamps under the new rules, saving the government an estimated $5.5 billion.

These numbers assume that people can’t or won’t comply with the new rules and find work.

The USDA said that it found 2.9 million adults on the SNAP rolls were able-bodied and did not have dependents, and it said 2.1 million were not working.

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This is the first of three rule changes aimed to augment the SNAP program proposed by the Trump administration.

The two others would “reform” the way 40 states automatically enroll families into SNAP when they receive other forms of federal aid and cap deductions made for housing and utility costs, which are considered when a person applies for food stamps.

Trump has made it a top priority to reduce the number of Americans who receive government benefits.

As part of his “America First” agenda, Trump has argued that he wants to create millions of new jobs so people can economically support themselves.


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Several GOP lawmakers have called for stronger work requirements to eliminate dependence on government assistance but were unable to advance any legislation with former President Barack Obama in office.

Now, under Trump, it’s happening.

This story was first published at ExplainLife.com. It is used here with permission. Be sure to visit their website daily for great insight and content. 

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AOC and her thong are going to be p*ssed !
What will she do for food after she gets outted by her party ?
…as for her useless thong of fans, they can still hit mommy and daddy up for allowance.

.50cal
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.50cal

Too much fraud anyways. Earn your keep, or get the fuck out—lazy shithead bastards.

.50cal
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.50cal

Back a half of a century ago you’d be ashamed and embarrassed to take a government handout. Now, these scammers supplement their diet with lobster and filet mignon.
These programs are for crippled, handicapped, and wounded. People that have been delt a crappy hand. They are in need, NOT WANT!

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Oh the Democrats will block this at all costs.

Jizmo Onyabhuti
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Jizmo Onyabhuti

Fascinating! And if Trump succeeds in eliminating payroll taxes, it’ll give people a taste of financial freedom which they might not want to give up. Could he really burn it all down? Kennedy only made a speech about the Deep State and a few monetary moves, but President Trump is challenging them in ways even they didn’t expect. Trump has what Reagan had, but he has it in spades. He has the people. People are waking up from a long delusion. I used to say that if the awakening hit 10% saturation, it would catch fire. That seems to be… Read more »

george
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george

For good measure, the President should start removing Obama appointees and hirees from USDA employment.

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George C

The “food stamps” program we really need to get rid of is Foreign Aid. We the people work, and pay the government, so they can give our money to 140 different countries around the world for no reason at all, about 8 billion dollars I think. We get nothing in return for that money, probably not even a thank you. Obama handed Iran $150,000,000.00 cash money “just because” they are Muslims and he is a Muslim nice guy. Our government loves to give away our money to other countries just to make it look like we are a nation who… Read more »

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