“I think the best possible social program is a job. — Ronald Reagan”
What a difference a change in leadership priorities can make!
Trump wanted more honest jobs so that people wouldn’t need Food Stamps. Obama and the Left used handouts as proof of how ‘compassionate’ they are.
Was that unfair? Not representative of their policy? Ok then. Explain this story from 2015 (emphasis added):
In response to a recommendation made by the Communist government of Cuba, the U.S. State Department is boasting in a report submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights on Friday that there were “46.5 million” people on food stamps in the United States last year and that a quarter of all Americans received government “food assistance.”
In response to the same Cuban recommendation, the State Department also told the U.N. High Commissioner that 9 million people have signed up for Medicaid since October 2013—as part of the impact of Obamacare.
Source: CNS News
Maybe they didn’t get Carville’s message: “it’s the economy, stupid”.
Because an administration with a strong economy wouldn’t BRAG about how many were supported by food stamps, but how few actually needed to use that safety net.
Fast forward to 2018, one year into Trump’s Presidency.
In January, we saw these numbers.
Data released by the Department of Agriculture show that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, dropped to 42,182,443 for fiscal 2017 – a decline of 2,036,920 from the fiscal 2016 total of 44,219,363.
USDA figures since show that the program has gone from costing taxpayers about $250 million for about 2.8 million recipients in 1969, under President Richard Nixon, to a peak of costing nearly $80 billion for nearly 48 million recipients in 2013, under President Barack Obama.
They were backed up by historic employment numbers in which employment inequalities between white and black American citizens were all but wiped out. It was also really good news for the ladies.
And those numbers are sure to keep going down. Why?
Because fakers who were more than happy to exploit the free government ‘handouts’.
Not for long. Our new Administration isn’t just ‘pro-job’, it’s also a Law & Order administration.
So it shouldn’t surprise us to see crackdowns on EBT fraud.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office sets up phony business to catch food-stamp fraud; nearly 200 charged
In six months undercover, detectives swapped benefits for cash at least 390 times at 50 cents to the dollar, Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday, dubbing the endeavor “Operation Half-Back.”
The sheriff’s office conducted its work from February to July, recording each transaction on video. Twenty-one “recruiters” or intermediaries were charged with multiple felonies: organized schemes to defraud and public assistance fraud. Additionally, warrants have been issued for 116 people to be charged with felony public assistance fraud for transactions exceeding $200 and 61 people to be charged with misdemeanors for transactions less than that amount.
Source: Orland Sentinel
It wasn’t just food, either. And the total fraud that was busted is staggering.
Williams said in at least once case, SNAP benefits were exchanged for powder cocaine.
JSO highlighted four ‘mobile vendors’ that took in more than $3.7 million in tax payer money.
That so much fraud was discovered in one community is impressive, and makes one suspect this pattern of fraud likely exists on a significant scale, nationally.
Jobs and Laws.
Together they make a stronger, more prosperous nation. #MAGA
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