In his big budget proposal on Monday, President Trump offered a novel idea: Instead of giving people in need government stamps they can redeem for food, why not just give them actual food?
As you might guess, liberals were enraged by the notion. How dare Trump try to take away food stamps from hungry people and give them — of all things — food!
Here’s how the liberal HuffPost saw it: “Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and rice.”
Currently, food stamps — known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — are provided for some 42 million people, 80% of whom get food vouchers each month worth at least $90 per person. They can be redeemed at many stores for food, but the program is rife with abuse. – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [divider][/divider]
A judge sentenced an Oregon minimart owner to nearly two years behind bars after he was convicted of carrying out $189,000 worth of food stamp fraud.
Nasr Iskander, 39, was sentenced to 22 months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to first-degree aggravated theft, unlawfully using food stamp benefits, and unlawfully obtaining public assistance, the Oregonian reported.
Iskander carried out the $189,000 fraud over three and a half years, and prosecutors say that his customers were complicit in his scheme.
Prosecutors say Iskander ran a minimart out of a Shell gas station in southeast Portland like an ATM because he allowed his customers to exchange cash for benefits.- READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [divider][/divider]
Four million people dropped off the food stamp rolls in one month, according to the latest numbers on food stamp enrollment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The latest USDA data show that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the government program that administers food stamps, dropped from 45,666,795 in October 2017 to 41,658,868 in November 2017 — a staggering decrease of 4,007,927 over one month.
Even though there was a temporary spike in enrollment, mostly concentrated in a few states that caused the national average of food stamp enrollment to spike, nationwide enrollment in the program as a whole is still on a steady decline.
Enrollment in the program sharply increased by 3.5 million during the first month of fiscal year (FY) 2018 (October 2017) mostly due to heavy increases in temporary SNAP enrollment in hurricane-affected states such as Florida and Texas. – READ MORE[contentcards url=”https://www.dailywire.com/news/27089/liberals-furious-trump-wants-replace-food-stamps-joseph-curl” target=”_blank”]