As the welfare rolls ballooned to huge numbers under former President Obama, President Donald Trump is already making plans to send the welfare leeches packing.
President Trump is now allowing states the option to drug test those who are receiving food stamps (now called SNAP benefits) and other public assistance. But that was only the beginning for President Trump!
Now, with the creation of new restrictions on who can qualify for benefits, the Department of Agriculture is looking to eliminate groups with criminal backgrounds that are taking advantage of the system.
From Yes I’m Right:
The 2016 President campaign came with many promises from both sides. The Democrats promised to basically print more money and make everyone’s dreams come true, while the Republicans promised to drop the hammer on the ill considered economic and security decisions that former President Obama enacted.
President Trump has already followed through on many of those promises, giving the states back the rights to drug test welfare recipients and it looks like more bad news for those resisting gainful employment.
Truth Monitor reported:
The Department of Agriculture this week announced a change in the way that food stamps or now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) will be doled out.
The Department will now start being stricter about who is eligible for the program. The eligibility guidelines were updated three years ago, but have not been implemented up to date.
Section 4008 of the 2014 Farm Bill denied benefits to two groups: Those “convicted of federal aggravated sexual abuse, murder, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, sexual assault, or similar offenses under state laws, as well as those who are not in compliance with the terms of their sentence or parole or are fleeing felons, from receiving food stamps.”
It’s way past time that something be done about the vast numbers of welfare recipients who are gaming the system and receiving benefits they don’t qualify, especially those who have criminal backgrounds. After all, why should bad behavior be rewarded with government benefits that our tax money pays for?
Again, this is another win for the Trump administration. The president is already proving that he is putting America First and ensuring that our hard earned taxpayer money is being put to good use, instead of to criminals who deserve punishment rather than a free handout!
Source: Yes I’m Right