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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Welfare With No End in Sight Is a Terrible Fate. Let's Help Americans Avoid It.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted for reform—and justifiably so.

The program has gone from 17 million enrollees in 2000 to about 43 million today, with outlays up from about $25 billion to more than $70 billion.

The Trump administration’s budget submitted last February includes major reforms to the program, designed to save $216 billion over the next decade. Now the House Agriculture Committee has put forth its own reforms as part of the bill reauthorizing the budget of the Department of Agriculture for the next five years.

The problem with the food stamp program is similar to the problem of the other anti-poverty, welfare programs on which we spend almost 25 percent of the federal budget. That is, what is directed in the spirit of compassion, to provide temporary assistance to those who have fallen on hard times, transforms into a way of life.



Anonymous said...

Solution is civil war , only the strong will make it .

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should curtail and put a limit of how many babies unwedded mothers can have. If you can't afford them, don't have them .

Anonymous said...

Our President is a brilliant man.He knows that deep down people feel better about themselves when they are working and providing for themselves and their families.