The number of people accepting government welfare in the form of food stamps has dropped to historic lows.
“More than 1.4 million households dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment released Friday.
“The latest USDA data revealed that the number of households on food stamps in October 2018 dropped to 19,410,711, down by 1,428,558 from February 2017 when 20,839,269 households were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government program which administers food stamps.”
The program has been fraught with corruption and theft, and many people see the decrease as a result of many stings involving immigrants scamming the system.
“The most recent data on the number of food stamp households had also reached historic lows not seen since June 2010 when enrollment in the nation’s food stamp program was at 19,143,572.”
Approximately 3,619,048 individuals discontinued their participation in SNAP between February 2017 and October 2018, which is a huge reduction in costs.
Using the latest data from the USDA, this is the monthly breakdown according to Breitbart:
- October to November: 4,050,688
- November to December: 357,508
- December to January: 740,952
- January to February: 385,456
- February to March: 39,701
- March to April: 426,055
- April to May: 139,570
- May to June: 175,204
- June to July: 352,584
- July to August: 86,238
- August to September: 297,116
- September to October: 61,888
Many people point to this as another win by this administration to reduce government waste. Liberals are typically chagrined, which many people argue is because they push to create a slave state with their voters dependent on the government for everything, especially food.
Although the reduction in cost to the taxpayer may not seem like a big deal, many argue that every little bit helps.