President Trump is putting purpose where it is needed. His intention to get some freeloaders off the taxpayer’s back by eliminating a few groups from eligibility for Food Stamps looks like it’s going to actually happen. Can you guess who that might be?
I have a feeling you’re really going to like this. It is felons and lottery winners! Below is the “Proposed Rule by the Food and Nutrition Service”:
The Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is re-opening the comment period for the proposed rule published December 1, 2016. The proposed action would implement four sections of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), affecting eligibility, benefits, and program administration requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Section 4007 clarifies that participants in a SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) program are eligible for benefits if they are enrolled or participate in specific programs that will assist SNAP recipients in obtaining the skills needed for the current job market. Section 4008 prohibits anyone convicted of Federal aggravated sexual abuse, murder, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, sexual assault, or similar State laws, and who are also not in compliance with the terms of their sentence or parole or are a fleeing felon, from receiving SNAP benefits. Section 4009 prohibits households containing a member with substantial lottery and gambling winnings from receiving SNAP benefits, until the household meets the allowable financial resources and income eligibility requirements of the program. Section 4009 also provides that State SNAP agencies are required, to the maximum extent practicable, to establish cooperative agreements with gaming entities in the State to identify SNAP recipients with substantial winnings. Section 4015 requires all State agencies to have a system in place to verify income, eligibility and immigration status.
It has been a HUGE wake-up call over these past few weeks. People who have been enjoying their free ride at the cost to hardworking Americans, are seeing changes coming down the pipeline. One of those being the “Obamaphone” that was implemented under Obama’s America. It is now eliminated, and I have to say one of the most unnecessary programs I have ever heard of, so good. Also, we are about to start implementing drug tests being required before benefits are awarded. Pretty excited for that one…
Additionally each state is going to be required to use a verification system that will verify immigration status as well as income of ALL food stamp applicants. This combined with the crackdown just might save taxpayers a massive amount of money. As we speak about this you can bet the left is already claiming these rules are discriminatory. Classic leftists…
Currently more than 43 million Americans are receiving SNAP benefits, and the government would have to pay about $45 billion in benefits this year, this is according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture data (USDA).
Under their proposed rules, if an individual wins $25,000 or more from the lottery (before taxes that is), their entire household would then be ineligible to receive food stamp benefits. Of course this is not permanent, the household IF they fell within eligible range again, could qualify.
What do you think about all this? Are these rules enough to make the difference this country needs, or are they too strict?
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