Breitbart is reporting today that enrollment in the food stamp program has dropped by two million since President Trump took office.
The article reports:
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.
The article includes other ways that the Trump Administration is planning to cut the cost of the program:
The federal government is also examining policy ideas being considered at the state level, such as limiting the number of family members who can make purchases using a SNAP card and drug-testing welfare recipients, to potentially implement them nationwide.
Cutting taxes is a wonderful idea, but cutting spending is also very much needed.