There has been a huge drop in enrollment for food stamps. The numbers for 2017 are surprising. President Donald Trump cannot take that much credit for this drop in numbers. A lot of the results has been from each of the States and what they are now requiring from those that request food stamps.
Under the Obama administration, food stamp enrollment rose to the highest numbers ever since Lyndon Johnson was President. This is all part of Lyndon’s Great Society. Since him, the Democrats have never been able to eliminate poverty through their spending programs. Late in the Obama administration, things began to change as States implemented new requirements. .Here is how it worked.
As Written and Reported By Katherine Rodriguez for Breitbart:
The number of people enrolled in food stamps dropped by two million since President Trump took office, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA data show that the number of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the government program that administers food stamps, plunged to 42,182,443 in fiscal year (FY) 2017 —a drop of 2,036,920 from the 44,219,363 enrolled in FY 2016.
Participation in the program is at its lowest level since 2010, when 40,302,000 people enrolled in the program.
Food stamp enrollment steadily declined after 2013, when participation in the government program swelled to 47.6 million—the highest amount it has ever been since former President Lyndon Johnson authorized the creation of the food stamp program in 1964. Taxpayers spent $79.8 million on SNAP when enrollment reached its peak in 2013.
When the USDA began recording how much taxpayers spent on the food stamp program in 1969, taxpayers spent $250 million to subsidize the 2.8 million receiving benefits.
After 2013, enrollment in SNAP declined as states passed laws requiring food stamp recipients to work, volunteer, be in school, or take part in job training for a set number of …..
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