In many ways, President Trump is the anti-Obama.
The two have completely different world views.
And now Obama is furious after Trump made one huge announcement.
The biggest difference between former President Obama and President Trump is that Trump wants to put people back to work, while Obama wanted to put people on welfare.
That’s why he is known as the “food stamp President.”
Under Obama, the number of people on food stamps ballooned to historic levels.
And already under Trump, nearly 6 million people have left the food stamp program since his first day in office.
Not only that, but that number is about to get a lot bigger.
The United States Department of Agriculture just launched a proposal to eliminate a loophole in food stamp eligibility requirements that would cut 3.1 million people from the program, along with saving taxpayers $2.5 billion.
Currently, those who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.)
If Trump’s rule goes into effect, that will no longer be the case.
This is a huge money saver considering that many people who qualify for TANF would not qualify for SNAP.
“Some states are taking advantage of loopholes that allow people to receive the SNAP benefits who would otherwise not qualify and for which they are not entitled,” said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, according to Reuters.
Already, the media is attacking Trump for this bold decision.
They are pushing the idea that he is forcing people in poverty out of the food stamp program, when that is far from the truth.
Nobody who currently qualifies for SNAP benefits without abusing this loophole will be affected.
Even those who receive TANF benefits could still qualify for SNAP, it just would not be an automatic thing.
This is the sort of common sense solution that somebody like Barack Obama would never force through in a million years.
He isn’t about being reasonable.
Obama’s only goal was to make people more reliant on government, because he believes the government is the solution to everybody’s problems.
Trump believes, like former President Ronald Reagan, that government is not the solution, but the problem when it comes to being successful.
President Trump continues to put Americans back to work.
The economy is booming at historic levels, with the stock market hitting historic highs.
Unemployment rates are also at historic lows, with minority unemployment being at the lowest it has ever been in history.
So it makes sense that more people are getting off of the food stamp program.
At the end of the day, government welfare is supposed to be to temporarily assist.
Those on welfare programs like food stamps should be working their hardest to get off the program.
Relying on taxpayer dollars to survive is not an honorable thing for anybody to do.
And Trump is helping millions achieve this.
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